Dr Andrea Hajek Although we are by now well into the twenty-first century, when it comes to gender diversity we often seem to be lingering in the past. Multiple attempts to oppose an Italian law against homophobia and transphobia are only the most recent expressions of this reluctance to acknowledge nonbinary gender identities. Something is changing… Continue reading What’s in a name? Some reflections on diversity and inclusivity in language
ESL (English as a Second Language) courses are now available with Dr Ann Wand starting the week of January 25th. Dr Wand is a certified ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor (TEFL) with over 10 years' experience working with international students ranging from middle school, high school, to university-aged students, and adults (including Oxford… Continue reading ESL courses available with Dr Ann Wand- Discount until January 25th
By: Matt Ensminger People Dressed as the Kurent parading down the street. Photo by Carlo Ghio, 18 April, 2013 Winter has evolved to mean different things over time. In the past it was a scary period for most people because it was associated with death. Between the cold and sicknesses, desperate carnivores looking for an… Continue reading Winter Festivals: Food Traditions of Kurentovanje
A photo of Luigi Capuana *The full story of The Little Decameron was recently published by Legas (New York) and is available now through Amazon. Below is a translated copy of Luigi Capuana's The Litte Decameron. I wanted to share my experience on re-proposing into English some of Capuana's humorous stories. Through the use… Continue reading A translation of ‘The Little Decameron’, by: Marina Di Stefano
By Dr Maria Vivod Revena was an annual winter custom held on ‘Clean Monday’, the Monday before Ash Wednesday in the Northern Serbian region of Vojvodina. According to the Vojvodinian tradition this Monday was dedicated to cleaning up the house before the Easter-lent: all the ‘fat’-food was to be either eaten or given away (usually… Continue reading Revena – a women’s winter feast from Vojvodina, Serbia
For a little bit of fun this holiday season, the C&C Team would like to send out Xmas cards, or should we say Kramp-mas cards, to our C&C followers. If you'd like some holiday cheer to brighten up what has been a truly gloomy year, feel free to send us your address and we'll add… Continue reading Kramp-mas cards this holiday season!
Meran-Merano Christmas Market, Krampuslauf 2011 The winter season is closely upon us and what better way to celebrate than through the sharing of stories, folklore, and magic. From now until February, the Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast is doing a call for short articles focusing on winter festivals, celebrations, and traditions. If you have a topic… Continue reading Call for articles on winter festivals, traditions, and magic!
By Giada Perini I was about eight years old when the first signs of my stammer started to show. I remember clearly being able to read out loud in front of all my classmates with no problem at all, and then one day, for no clear reason, things started to become difficult. My reading was… Continue reading That time they told me I had a stammer in Italian, so I thought I would speak three other languages
Dr Julie Scanlon ‘You are a highly skilled professional – you can do anything you want to do’. This was the declaration one of my good friends made to her husband when she got home from work one day, looking him in the eye as she did so. She was repeating a statement I had… Continue reading ‘What else could I possibly do?’ – Careers, Coaching and Values
Dear reader, I am Giulia Buvoli and I am a performer. My journey started as a theatre lover but evolved into that of a theatre maker in 2007. My passion for teaching led me to find the Wellness Theatre in 2012. Below is the story behind what led to the creation of the Wellness Theatre… Continue reading Making the most of challenging situations: the story of the Wellness Theatre