La Frecciarossa

Say you vacation in Rome and decide to make a day trip to Florence. That can be a long day. You’ll spend several hours getting there by car, tourist coach, …

The Moka Express

Our vacation/honeymoon in Rome this spring changed our daily routine back home. In a big way. We’re coffee drinkers, and on arrival at the apartment we rented in Rome we …

Sirius on the Galaxy in the Shower

Terrestrial radio is dead to me now thanks to two technologies: SiriusXM and the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. Satellite did for radio what cable did for television. If you enjoy …

Giorgio

We had our first dinner as husband and wife at Trattoria Giorgio in Greenville, South Carolina. I’ve got some qualifications to review Italian food: a born-in-Sicily grandmother, a 2-year Air …

Roku Rocks

I am taking a cold-turkey cure for the monthly pain of paying an obese cable bill for dozens of channels I never watch. I upgraded my broadband internet service, CANCELLED …