I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
My name is Luka. L.U.K. A. I’m four years old and I just visited Italy with my mom and dad. They are pretty cool people, although they are an itsy bitsy obsessed with having me experience the world. Perhaps you read my past guest blog entries on Japan […]
As I was walking past a store in Rome, I came across a storefront that just made me giggle although no one else around me seemed to laugh as well. Granted I have a strange sense of humor. But really, no me else noticed the storefront window? Here […]
I am going to be upfront with you: it has rained nearly every day that I have been in Italy and I am unapologetically a New Yorker. What does this prefacing mean? I don’t have sun-colored glasses on and I believe with every core of my being New […]
Growing up in the South Bronx, my favorite catholic celebration was Easter Sunday. It’s not like we would go on an Easter egg hunt through the crack houses or anything like that. I actually never participated in an Easter egg hunt until two years ago when my baby […]
Don’t know why, but the flight out to Rome just seemed to take forever and ever. Couple that feeling with a slew of airport mix-ups (stroller lost; driver gave up; phone just wouldn’t work) that by the time we reached our hotel we were beat. But of course, […]
It is 8:24 am. Three cups of coffee, two coke zeros and one bag of gummies and I am still tired. And I have six meetings to look forward to throughout the day. That is, six meetings that I know of. Who knows how many countless unexpected crazy […]
French sociologist Jean Baudrillard, no doubt with a typically French sneer, once commented, “Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth”. Well, compared to Europeans, we do indeed have wonderful teeth, but in addition to that we have learned the fine art of living without […]
It is the second day of spring and I am not feeling the warmth at all. It’s been dreary and people all around me have been at very low energy. It’s been a series of hard-knock months. I keep looking out my window, which faces the Empire State […]
English romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824 A.D.), the patron saint of aristocratic excess once said, “Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore”. This is amply demonstrated […]
No matter what time of day you are traveling it is a cocktail hour somewhere. Flying is the great equalizer-or should be when it comes to cocktail drinking etiquette. Meaning, people shouldn’t pass judgment on the beverage of choice of their fellow passengers when the flight attendant passes […]