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March 2017

March 2017 | Paul Sciria
Baseball is in the air and the Major League teams are spring training in the warm spots of the U.S. It’s amazing how things have changed in the game during the years I’ve been a baseball fan and I reach back a long time ago. In...

February 2017

February 2017 | Paul Sciria
During my Italian studies, many years ago at The Ohio State University, the required reading in my advanced courses included three literature masterpieces. I’m sure it must be mandatory reading in most Italian schools. My favorite two were...

January 2017

January 2017 | Paul Sciria
I attended The Ohio State University pre-Woody Hayes time. Classes covered a quarter of 10 weeks as opposed to semesters and tuition for the period cost less than a book for todays’ studies. One of my favorite courses was Italian and my...

December 2016

December 2016 | Paul Sciria
During my childhood I don’t ever remember celebrating Christmas in our home.  It was always at my maternal nonna’s, like almost every Sunday. There was no way we could celebrate with our other nonna, Madeline, as she was across the...

November 2016

November 2016 | Paul Sciria
Art was never my strong suit. I’m sure when my middle school teacher saw my sticks and circles representing a human figure she wondered how the Renaissance movement ever took place in Italy. I didn’t do the Italians any favors with my...

October 2016

October 2016 | Paul Sciria
The topic of illegal immigrants continues to be a hot issue in the current national political onslaught. Millions are in the country without documentation. Not to forget WWII when Italian Americans who were in the country legally were treated as...

September 2016

September 2016 | Paul Sciria
In my Italian class at The Ohio State University, I remember reading about a wedding that didn’t take place. One of the greatest writers of all time, Dante Alighieri, born of a Florentine middle class family and recognized as the father of...

August 2016

August 2016 | Paul Sciria
It costs an arm and a leg to catch today’s concert headliners. The general fare for tickets seems to be $50-$100 today. But many years ago, one could literally fill a good section of the theater for that kind of money; especially if you were...

July 2016

July 2016 | Paul Sciria
During my early years, Manners Big Boy and Tasty Burger were the “biggies” in our town’s fast food business. Tasty Burger was my favorite for several reasons; the burger, fries and rings were good, the price was right (coffee was...