The Giovinazzo Family Everyone should be proud of their cultural heritage, even if you aren’t Italian-American. After all, not everyone can be an Italian-American. I guess my bias is pretty obvious. Someone once asked me if I could choose to be anything other than Italian-American, what would I like to be. I was shocked by … Continue reading So, you’re Italian-American. What’s the big deal?
When I was a kid growing up in an Italian neighborhood in New York, we used to say there were two kinds of people in the world; Italians and those that wanted to be. When my daughters were just children, I told them they were very lucky little girls; not everyone gets to be Italian. … Continue reading If Italian-Americans aren’t Italian, what are they?
I hate to admit being wrong, to publicly change my opinion, especially when that opinion is dear to me. I guess I could just cite the adage; to admit that you were wrong is to declare that you are wiser now than you were before. Maybe I should have started this post by telling you … Continue reading Are Italian-Americans Italian? Redux
A co-worker once said to me that I have a head like a gumball machine. At first, I thought that he was referring to me being bald. However, he went on to explain that a thought, like a gumball, will roll around in my head, eventually finding its way out of my mouth. Although I … Continue reading Does This Image Offend You?
Sorrento's White & Black Parade It’s Easter. Buona Pasqua a tutti. I am supposed to say that, but my heart really isn’t in it. Alright, I admit it. I am not that into Easter. Gosh, I feel like an old curmudgeon when I say things like that. A couple of weeks back I posted that … Continue reading Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & Sorrento