Category Archives: Switzerland

Il Giorno Lunghissimo (The Very Long Day)

(2010) At first I thought I might still be dreaming.  In a month’s time, not a single day had passed where I hadn’t heard from Mario.  Some days I heard more than once.  And yesterday we had had that great … Continue reading

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Avvanti (Forward)

(2010) I slept the sleep of the dead that night.  Or at least that of a jet-lagged, sleep deprived international traveler.  I stumbled out of bed the next morning, eager to get to work and see my co-workers – friends … Continue reading

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Il Primo Passo (The First Step)

(2010) The flight back to Washington DC was full of long, pensive hours.  It was now or never.  I had to have a plan on how I was going to implement the clarity I had received along the banks of … Continue reading

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La Prima Lettera (The First Letter)

(2010) It was in Geneva, however, where I received Mario’s first letter. It was Saturday afternoon and I just returned to stay my final two nights with the first family.  I had gotten on my host’s computer to check in … Continue reading

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La Vacanza Prolungata (The Extended Vacation)

(2010) I did what any sane person should do with a forced extended vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Wandering around the sites, eating heavenly food (oh the fondue), stocking up on my swiss chocolate, shopping… Once again, my solo status … Continue reading

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Il Cambiamento (The Change)

(2010) My hotel was stuffed with stranded travelers from around the world, all trying to figure out how they were going to get home.  Trains, boats, cars…anything that could be used as transportation was pulled into service, and I heard … Continue reading

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La Realita’ (Reality)

(2010) When we woke up Saturday morning, there were still no answers.  No one could yet predict the absolute havoc that would be caused by the Iceland volcano. Despite the uncertainty, it was a beautiful morning for the religious part … Continue reading

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