Start All Over Again

I met Maria Ventrone in Tuscany, Italy. A couple, good friends of us, called us one day: “We are planning a trip to Tuscany, Italy. We found a charming boutique hotel, ‘Relais Villa Belpoggio’ in the Chianti area. Come and join us.” We are easy to be convinced and so was another couple, so very [...]

White Polar Bears

In a study that was conducted in Texas (from “Happiness” by R. Layard), 900 women were asked which social company they most enjoy. They were highly gregarious – preferring friends even more than husbands and kids and almost any company to being alone. Only the boss’s company was considered worse than being alone. The conclusion [...]