Tomorrow is International Women's Day, which is called La Festa della Donna in Italy. Is this day celebrated in America? I certainly hadn't heard of it before now. The symbol of the day here is the yellow mimosa, which has recently started blooming on the...

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Amalfi, November 2008Yesterday brought with it some nasty weather, or what is called maltempo in Italian, to the Amalfi Coast. It woke me up at about 1am in the morning, kept me awake most of the night, and was still going strong yesterday evening. This...

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