Learn from the Italians: talk over one another!

By Joe LaGuardia In the South, it is considered rude to speak over another person.  It is polite to listen and yield to your conversational partner.  After all, Southerners are known to be humble, mannered folk. Not so for us Italians.  While growing up around a table full of bread, wine, and pasta, I learned that speaking overContinue reading “Learn from the Italians: talk over one another!”

Open Letter to public officials concerning gun control legislation

This is an open letter I sent to my representatives and the executive office, including Senators Saxby Chambliss and John Isakson, House Representative Hank Johnson, and President Barack Obama. September 9, 2013 Dear United States Congress, A little over a month ago on 5 August 2013, Rockne Newell stormed a town hall meeting in RossContinue reading “Open Letter to public officials concerning gun control legislation”