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Antonietta’s Garden
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Antonietta’s Garden

During this extraordinary and unsettling time, I have found my mind wandering to the rituals and activities that give me comfort and connect me to my past. In particular, this past summer, I was drawn to the routine and rhythm of gardening. I crave a sense of normalcy, a return to a simpler life, a connection to nature and to my past. The garden became my refuge from the daily onslaught of disturbing and conflict-ridden news reports. It also provided me with purpose, beauty, distraction and comfort, reminding me of…

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Circolo Ricreativo

Circolo Ricreativo

“Circolo Ricreativo” was a finalist in the 2020 Accenti “Capture an Italian Moment” Photo Contest. The photo was shot in…

Piazza Navona, Rome

Piazza Navona, Rome

“Piazza Navona, Rome” is the grand prize winner of the 2020 Accenti “Capture an Italian Moment” Photo Contest. The photo…

Queer and Italian Canadian, A Video Documentary

Queer and Italian Canadian, A Video Documentary

Relatively few Canadian writers and artists of Italian heritage openly identify as queer through their writings and in interviews. In…

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

SAPLING Sunday mornings, Mom attends mass at St. Ambrose Church while Dad takes me to High Park where I play…

The Anthropology of Fire

The Anthropology of Fire

“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” (Italian proverb)   Monday, 9 a.m. Not writing. Dim, dreary…

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