VIDEO: “It Can Hold Sippy Cups!”

Mama and I recently took a trip to The Ellen Degeneres Show. Perhaps you heard us incessantly talking/writing about it? We didn’t get to meet Ellen, but we had a great time! We made a video recap of our experience — as both a thank you to Ellen, and showing what happened when we shared…

Countdown to Ellen

Today we began the countdown to see Ellen! In just a couple of weeks, Mama and I get to go to a taping of the “Ellen Degeneres Show” — and this time, it’ll be for a “12 Days of Giveaways” taping! Excited and grateful doesn’t begin to cover how we’re feeling right now! Ellen’s awesome…

The perfect way to see Venice

A gondola ride in Venice is an absolute must, allowing you to experience the city in an unparalleled way… slowly, from a low vantage point, gliding along the narrow canals and looking up at the expanse of churches and beautiful, ancient buildings. “Like biscuits in tea,” one gondolier explained of the crumbling structures. A gondola…

Venetian life filled with culture and friends

We’ve been settling into Venetian life quite happily. Mama simply glows here. Living here (even temporarily) brings her to life, and it is wonderful to see. Venice is a much better cancer treatment than anything the doctors have proposed! We are now at the halfway point — having been here for a wonderful two weeks,…

Taking care of business… Venice-style

We don’t visit Venice like typical tourists. We essentially move here for a month, exploring the winding streets and becoming part of our neighborhood. Here’s a short video I created of some of our wanderings around this magical city: Our first week in Venice has encompassed taking care of business. Of course, since we are…

A double gelato day

Yesterday was a double gelato day. It wasn’t the plan; it just happened. And who’s to say no to gelato in Italia? We started out looking for Gelateria Mela Verde on our first night after a recommendation from our apartment’s manager Grazia (who told us that she doesn’t like gelato, but when she eats it,…

Where in the world?

We checked in at San Francisco Airport on Facebook, but only told a couple of friends where we were going. It’s a major trip, though very last minute. It’s been a difficult summer. At the start of it, Mama’s rare brain cancer returned (or so the docs think, but aren’t entirely sure), so we’ve had…