Travel Sketch: An Unexpected Surprise Above the Amalfi Coast

Although Italy’s Amalfi coast is well on the beaten path, hidden alcoves await those willing to go just a bit further afield. Bomerano, high above the sea is a surprising gem Mike and I discovered during our recent trip to Italy. We planned to walk Sientiere Degli Dei, Path of the Gods, from Positano on the Amalfia coast. Rather than take a bus back to Positano at the end of the thru-hike, we decided to spend the night above the sea before taking another path down to the coast the next morning. We randomly reserved a B&B in Bomerano in the Agerola Valley and were in for a pleasant surprise. With fewer people, cooler temperatures, and affordable food and lodging, it was a welcome change of pace from the coast. Here is an assortment of reflections…


Writing Prompt & Rambling Thoughts on Reivnention

I'm in the middle of a six-week writing class. Each session, we participate in a number of writing prompts with one of last weeks' prompts being, "Tell about a time you chose to change something about your use of language." I had a great time with this short exercise and decided to expand upon the theme in this post.


Dinner with the Democrats

Got the autography, missed the photo op    
Montana's Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner
Keynote Speaker Cory Booker


The Bus Lady Astrologer (Fiction)

Bus Lady Astrologer

Here is my latest work of fiction. The story was workshopped in my writing class this week. I received thoughtful feedback and now have many ideas on how I'll continue with the story. Your feedback is welcome.


Who's Reading This Blog?

I love seeing where my readers are from. Here is a list of people who checked out my blog last week.

I always enjoy taking a look at the stats and am pleased when surprising countries make the list - ones that I have no obvious connection to such as Finland and Russia.

This is a call out to folks reading this post. In the comments section below, please leave your country and how you discovered this blog.


Nature Meets Urban Vibrancy in the Big Apple

 An Evening in New York City

(I started this blog post in November and am just getting around to finishing it up.)


A Plethora of People & Flavors

MSU's International Food Bazaar Delivers Diversity

Montana State University International Food Bazaar
A review of the Montana State University International Food Bazaar


Coming Back to Bozeman (Fiction)

Coming Back to Bozeman, play & short story.
In 2010, my one-act play Coming Back to Bozeman was included in the Equinox Theatre One-Act Play Festival. I thoroughly enjoyed watching two actresses and one director bring my play to life, and I was pleased to see that it was very well-received by the audience. 

My latest writing project was to convert the play into a short story. It was a daunting challenge at first, but once I settled into writing the words flowed out of my pen.  A few revisions and tweaks are still needed (Probably a few typos to be fixed), and your feedback is welcome.


The 21st Birthday Party (Fiction)

Another piece of fiction. Feedback welcome


Lifestyle Apparel – Part Two

The Shoes

In a recent post, (http://annvinciguerra.blogspot.com/2017/01/lifestyle-apparel.html) I talked about lifestyle apparel. While I poked fun at the concept, I was honest enough to admit to owning a fair bit of it. However, until last fall I had never owned a pair of lifestyle shoes and couldn't fathom why I would want to. Practicality got the best of me and I broken down and bought a pair. Here’s the story and the product review…


Lifestyle Apparel – Part One

The Concept


Paradise Ruined

Photo #1
Letting Graffiti Tell the Story

As with most posts in this blog, this is a work-in-progress. I plan on posting photos of other works of graffiti as I find them.
What follows is a series of photographs depicting the graffiti that is popping up around town. These messages are on the mark when it comes to our feelings and the way we talk about growth.