I won't be posting again until late October as my husband Bill and I are leaving for 3+ weeks in Italy -- a pilgrimage of sorts to many of the places I visited with my deceased husband Vittorio.
It seems strange to bring my husband to places I once shared with Vittorio but this was Bill's idea. He's never been to Italy and my last trip was 30 years ago just before Vittorio's death.
Bill and I will spend several days in Rome before heading south for the Amalfi coast, visiting Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri on the way, then heading up to Foligno and the Umbrian countryside so beloved of St. Francis, then to Florence, the Italian Riviera, the Italian Alps and Lago di Garda, Venice and back to Rome.
Wishing you Peace and All Good.
- Beryl Singleton Bissell
- Beryl is the author of The Scent of God: A Memoir published by Counterpoint NY in 2006 and A View of the Lake published by Lake Superior Port Cities Inc. in 2001. She’s been living on Lake Superior for seventeen wonderful years, and spent 10 years writing two popular columns for the Cook County News Herald: Newcomer Notes and Putting Down Roots. Beryl is past president of the Schroeder Area Historical Society and a long-time chair of its Oral History and Marketing committees. She is a past board member of the Violence Prevention Center in Grand Marais and committee member for the Grand Marais Art Colony’s first ever annual North Shore Reader and Writers Festival. She’s been published in the Sun Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, Lake Superior Magazine, and The Trenton Times and in the anthologies, Surviving Ophelia published by Perseus Publications in 2001 and The New Writer's Handbook, Vol. 2, published by Scarletta Press in 2008 and was named Best of Minnesota Writers by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She is currently working on her third memoir: the sequel to The Scent of God.