Last week, I wrote a post titled "Local Perspective: Emanuela and the Fascinating Woman that is Naples," in which I collaborated with a Neapolitan friend of mine. I asked my friend Emanuela about the city where she was born and raised to write a local profile. Through her answers I quickly noticed her passion for … Continue reading Emanuela’s Napoli: Full Naples Interview Transcript
“This is what globalization is all about” I said as I took a bite of my arepa (aka. the Venezuelan daily bread) filled with mozzarella cheese. In the background, the beat of the Norwegian DJ Kygo filled the room. I made the observation with bemusement, and my friend who had spent the last week exploring … Continue reading GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE, NOTHING NEW
For a little over a year, I have been living in Los Angeles. I haven’t yet warmed up to the city to the extent that I feel comfortable to call it my home; yet, when I first arrived to Los Angeles I absolutely loved it. Why? The beaches, the weather, the mountains, the proximity to … Continue reading WHY WE LOVE BIG CITIES – I DREAM OF NY, I DREAM OF EUROPE
“The old will die and the young will forget” These are the words attributed to Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. He was referring to Palestinian refugees and assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians would never try to return to their homes. In the documentary film “A World Not Ours,” filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel shows us that … Continue reading Documentary Review: “A World Not Ours”
Good documentaries connect you with the world; they bring you another perspective, or perhaps transport you into the past. “Thank You For The Rain” takes us to a small village in Kenya, where Kisilu Musya is attempting to organize his community to become more empowered in the drought that faces them, by planting trees to … Continue reading Documentary Review: “Thank You For The Rain”
After an hour on the “Frecciarossa” (Italy’s express train), I was already savoring what would come next. The world famous Neapolitan pizza. I stepped out of the train on a Saturday morning in the middle of October to find a sort of beautiful chaos ruling the southern city of Naples. There were pedestrians challenging the … Continue reading Why Eating Pizza in Napoli Changed My Perspective on Food
On my last post I talked about working less. Working intelligently. About making sure that our life is not centered around the idea that we have to feel busy to be fulfilled. That we need time to create. Time to be. Time to connect with the people in our lives. That being busy should not … Continue reading What Is It We Are Supposed To Do?