Dessert, Expat in Italy, Recipes

Cooking American Food in Italy

Yes, I cooked yesterday in Italy. An American dinner – well sort of. It was American food the Italian way.

The Menu

  • Chicken & Dumplings
  • Beef Stew
  • Apple Crisp
  • Lots of wine

I have been here, in Italy, nearly a year now and I never cook. Since “the incident” Continue reading “Cooking American Food in Italy”

Javascript, Learning Programming

How to Remove a Property from an Array of Objects

A lot has happened in the past month which I will save for my next post and in the process I have decided if the internet speed is good enough I will be a member of the Echo Platoon of Code Platoon‘s coding boot camp. I have gone back and forth in trying to decide if a boot camp is a good thing or not, but at this point, I am just going to do it and hopefully get a Continue reading “How to Remove a Property from an Array of Objects”

Darren Hardy, Expat in Italy, GIFTE, Marie Forleo, Mid-Life Reinvention

What to do While Sitting in Italy?

While I’m stuck in Italy I have been asking myself what can I do to earn an income? Here. There. Everywhere.

I thought a couple years ago to be a travel designer for Italian vacations for the luxury market, then I thought I would run a B&B and tour company in Italy for the luxury market, then I thought I would teach English to Italian businessmen, and now I’m back to Continue reading “What to do While Sitting in Italy?”

Mid-Life Reinvention

5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself

I am in the middle, or somewhere between the beginning and the middle of my midlife reinvention and this morning I came across this video and thought it was spot on.  Listen to five ways you can reinvent yourself in five minutes.

Is college education a colossal waste Continue reading “5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself”

Being an Entrepreneur, Building a Travel Agency, Expat in Italy

Copy Vitals

Hello. It’s been a little while, but when it’s the same old thing day in and day out why keep writing about it?

I will say things have gotten a little bit interesting in the past week. I went to Montefalco for a photo shoot for my upcoming new Sip & Savor Italy company. In a word it was DELIGHTFUL. Continue reading “Copy Vitals”

Goals, Insane Productivity, Personal Development

Days 1 & 2 – Goals and I Have an Idea!

Good Morning all you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed readers of mine!

It turns out that I accomplished zilch after Tuesday’s post. But I will start with this:

I am incredibly successful, elegant, and a person everyone wants to know.

There, that’s the right way to start your day!

My to-do’s this week Continue reading “Days 1 & 2 – Goals and I Have an Idea!”

Building a Travel Agency, Coaching, Health, Italy

Day 0 of Goal Reaching – Seeking Accountability Partner

Yesterday was Monday, the first day of reaching for the stars, those 600 thousand smackers, a sexy lean body, and more of the right kind of relationships. Let me describe the day for you.

FLOP.

Why Was it a Flop?

Sunday night I went out to have dinner. Here in Italy, there’s usually wine involved. Continue reading “Day 0 of Goal Reaching – Seeking Accountability Partner”

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Affirmations, Code Platoon, Expat in Italy, GIFTE, Health, Insane Productivity, Long Read, Mid-Life Reinvention

Coding, Wanderlusting, or Both? Or Something Else?

That is the question.

I can’t make the move to Chicago for the Code Platoon boot camp. I wish I could, but I simply don’t have the fundage or the family to help me. My family… I will save that topic for another day when I’m more awake.

Speaking of being awake – let me go make my second cup Continue reading “Coding, Wanderlusting, or Both? Or Something Else?”

Code Platoon, freeCodeCamp, Learning Programming, Mid-Life Reinvention

Introducing the Future Ms Ruby on Rails

Last year while I was sitting in a very HOT Ljubljana, Slovenia I began to think again for something like the millionth time of getting back into IT. Instead of turning to Dice or Booz Allen Hamilton’s Alumni program I went to LinkedIn. In February of 2016, I was given a year free on lynda.com and Continue reading “Introducing the Future Ms Ruby on Rails”

Learning Programming, Long Read, Mid-Life Reinvention

Follow up to Desperately Seeking a Career

It’s been a very quick quasi three weeks since I wrote the post Desperately Seeking a Career and what an interesting almost three weeks it’s been!

I have been working hard on my psyche, as I’m sure you’ll agree that without the proper prior training combined with everything I have been through it Continue reading “Follow up to Desperately Seeking a Career”