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!”

“I Got Nothing”: Narrative Wreckage and Charleston

By Joe LaGuardia In the wake of last week’s domestic terrorist attack against Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show delivered an extemporaneous monologue. Stewart said that he was unable to focus on prepping for his show all day, and he did not have any jokes to tell. “I got nothing,” StewartContinue reading ““I Got Nothing”: Narrative Wreckage and Charleston”