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Published Articles

Here is a list of all the articles I've published:

Guest Post on Dorkys Ramos's blog "Dry as Toast"

The Florence is Where My Heart is post was published on September 13, 2011

Expat Arrivals - Lifestyle and Shopping in Florence

Here's an article about Lifestyle and Shopping in Florence on the Expat Arrivals website that was published on October 29, 2010.

Expat Arrivals - Moving to Florence

I wrote a brief summary for future expats about Moving to Florence on the Expat Arrivals website, and it was published on October 14, 2010.

American Expat Bloggers on Italian Movies

I was asked to select five films depicting life in Italy and my brief reviw of each was published in the Five in Focus area of the Focus Features website on August 18, 2010.

Book Review

I wrote a book review about the first American ambassador living in Florence in The Florentine on December 10, 2009.

Pocket Cultures

I wrote an article about an episode that shows a cultural difference in my couple, My partner is a foreigner, for them that was subsequently published on March 24, 2008.

Viola Corner

In The Florentine, my column "Viola Corner" detailed the news surrounding the Fiorentina, Florence's soccer team:

Published on June 1, 2011Published on May 19, 2011
Published on May 5, 2011Published on April 21, 2011
Published on April 7, 2011Published on March 24, 2011
Published on March 10, 2011Published on February 24, 2011
Published on February 10, 2011Published on January 27, 2011
Published on January 13, 2011Published on December 9, 2010
Published on November 18, 2010Published on November 4, 2010
Published on October 21, 2010Published on October 7, 2010
Published on September 23, 2010Published on September 9, 2010
Published on June 17, 2010Published on June 3, 2010
Published on May 20, 2010Published on May 6, 2010
Published on April 22, 2010Published on April 8, 2010
Published on March 25, 2010

Separately are two articles I wrote about the Fiorentina: "Fun Facts" and "Forza Viola".


Expats in Florence

Florence is home to many expats: those who have longed to live here, those who have found love and moved here, and those who have come to Florence and felt immediately at home. Many people arrive in the city at a point in their lives when they feel a desire to redefine themselves: whether they were not completely happy, were searching for something new, or were looking for love, it seems that those who come to Florence are reborn. Florence will always be the 'cradle of the Renaissance' for the art world, but it also welcomes people of all walks of life who are seeking to follow their hearts.

I created a column "Expats in Florence" for a local paper in March 2009. In my column, I wrote about expats living in Florence.

Elaine Ruffolo
An art historian living a rich life in Florence
published on March 10, 2011
Petra Casini
From selling stones to designing jewelry
published on February 24, 2011
Rieko Hayashi
Coordinating weddings for Japanese in Europe
published on February 10, 2011
Daniel Graves
American artist passing down realism techniques
published on January 27, 2011
Mother Mary Taylor
Followed her heart to lead a religious life in Florence
published on January 13, 2011
Nicky Swallow
A musician at heart becomes a travel writer
published on December 9, 2010
June Bellamy
Embracing cultures by their cuisines
published on November 18, 2010
Mestre Boca Nua
Cultivating Capoeira in Florence
published on November 4, 2010
Kristin Lanese
Bringing quality education to teachers and students
published on October 21, 2010
Margarita Martinez
A costume designer celebrating Jane Austen in Florence
published on October 7, 2010
Bettina Schindler
A restoration specialist working with organic materials
published on September 23, 2010
David Joseph Yacus
American trombonist specializing in early music
published on September 9, 2010
Natasha Garland
An adventurous expat sharing Florence with visitors
published on July 1, 2010
Rea Stavropoulos
A British artist exploring and expressing herself
published on June 17, 2010
Trine West
A Dane promoting Florence's nightlife
published on June 3, 2010
Matt Reinecke
Baking tasty American treats in Florence
published on May 20, 2010
Eun Young Park (Rei)
A fashion designer with an atelier in Florence
published on May 6, 2010
Jennifer Hall
Promoting sailing around the world
published on April 22, 2010
Dr. John Pietila
Enhancing the performance of the Fiorentina soccer players
published on April 8, 2010
Daniela Meza Sigala
Painting Florence with color
published on March 25, 2010
Traci Woish
Promoting Tuscany's treasures in Florence
published on March 11, 2010
Jenufa Gleich
An American soprano singing in Italian
published on February 25, 2010
Rocky Ruggiero
Sharing the art history of Florence with tourists and locals
published on February 11, 2010
Atsuko Kato
Welcoming guests to Florence
published on January 28, 2010
Melanie Secciani
Teaching others how to enjoy food and flavors
published on January 14, 2010
Bari Hochwald
Bringing more than English-language theatre to Florence
published on December 10, 2009
Zachary Androus
Balancing anthropology and jewlery making
published on November 19, 2009
Emily Rosner
A musician at heart selling books in Florence
published on October 22, 2009
Jamie Marie Lazzara
An American master violin maker in Florence
published on October 8, 2009
Sophie Bye
Touring Florence in Fiat 500s
published on September 10, 2009
Timothy James
An artisan beadmaker in Florence
published on July 2, 2009
Rebecca Milner
Bringing color, patterns and laughter to Florence
published on June 18, 2009
Erin Ciulla
Integrating modern ideas into traditional bookbinding
published on June 4, 2009
Grace Joh
Spreading the word about the flavors of Florence
published on May 21, 2009
Annette Bontke
An international host in Italy
published on May 7, 2009
Brian Buschmann
The city as a designer's muse
published on April 23, 2009
Jennifer Schwartz
A food lover who shares Florence's riches
published on April 9, 2009
Lisa McGarry
An artist continually inspired by Florence
published on March 26, 2009