I am a columnist for a weekly newspaper distributed in Naugatuck, Prospect, and Beacon Falls, Connecticut. The Citizen’s News published my first essay in September 2003 and I have been at it ever since. I enjoy writing humorous accounts that depict everyday situations. I present a message or moral learned from each situation, highlighted by insights and anecdotes from my life. I typically write humorous stories however, the horrific events of 9/11 became the impetus to begin my writing. I am particularly proud of my 9/11 essay and was asked to read it on WSHU 91.1 FM, National Public Radio in September of 2003. Since then I have read several of my commentaries at the studios of WSHU.
I am currently writing a book describing the life and times of my father. He was born on a farm in Italy and immigrated to the United States at the age of seven. The story captures the effort to learn the language and culture in the Untied States in the 30s and describes how he proudly served in the United States Infantry during World War II, was educated at Columbia University after the war, and worked as a schoolteacher for the rest of his professional life. The book has a working title of Our Fathers and my angle is to humanize stories of “the greatest generation”.