Ti Amo

Ti AmoItaly’s influence on the U.S. is enduring and prevalent. As we learn in school, our country is named after the Florentine explorer who discovered this great land. From the time of Amerigo Vespucci  and Christopher Columbus, America has been inspired in some way or another by Italian know-how. Indeed, Italy has had a major impact on art, science and every sector in between — and it continues to do so. Continue reading

American Made

American Made by Dave BarnhouseWarm memories of those old country stores that are still sprinkled across our land. “The country store was a social gathering place in rural America and offered a wide array of merchandise – groceries, hardware, clothes, medications. In this delightful image a young couple on their motorcycles have stopped by for a cold soda. As a boy admires their powerful machines, two old-timers sit on the porch, intent on a leisurely game of checkers. Mom and Pop load up the pick-up and get ready to head home.” Continue reading