With this blog, I would like to continue the journey I began with my book. I will explore the culture and history of Italians and Italian-Americans. I will examine the forces that shaped who we are as well as our possible paths into the future. I will also travel down the road less traveled, if you will pardon the cliché, to explore some of the lesser-known aspects of our culture. It is my sincere desire to share with all of you the excitement and fun of Italy, Italians, and Italian-Americans.