Shocker #1

This will be the first in a series of posts that illustrates PashbyMaul's musings about reverse culture shock as we reintegrate into American life for the next 6 weeks.  Keep in mind that we're comparing our experience of life in the Veneto, Italy to small/mid-size-town America.  This is not done to criticize one culture or the … Continue reading Shocker #1

Day 1: Celebrating the Italian Spirit

This is it folks. Our last day in Italy for the foreseeable future. I'm writing from the Alitalia lounge at Venice Marco Polo Airport, thanks to Drew's gold status. Fond memories lighten my spirits and I realize that I never really touched upon what it is about the Italian spirit that is so compelling and … Continue reading Day 1: Celebrating the Italian Spirit

Day 5: La Famiglia Part 2

How Family and Italy Helped This Pashby Become a Pashby Maul It's high time that Day 39 got its' follow-up blog as we celebrate the part that Italy plays in our amazing story of life together.  So where were we?  You heard about my Italian relatives and our annual reunions beginning in 2011.  But what … Continue reading Day 5: La Famiglia Part 2

Day 7: Caro Nome

How Progetto Voce, Yoga, and Verdi Helped Me Conquer My Fears PashbyMaul Adventures is slowly using up our bandwidth that we need to last until next Friday, so the video of my singing may need to wait to be uploaded until we're back in the States.  This afternoon marked my final performance with Progetto Voce, … Continue reading Day 7: Caro Nome