Education

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

The Hult EMBA experience What does a song by The Clash have to do with the decision of enrolling in an Executive MBA program? Apparently, nothing, but in reality, a LOT! What else does the word “master” mean besides a well-educated and valuable ability to “make knowledgeable decisions”? Should I go for that project or […]

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is Weakening The Nation of The World

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is Weakening The Nation of The World

The childrearing process forms the foundation of a child’s behavior, moral values, attitudes and belief system. Parents, primarily mothers, were responsible for caring during the formative years of the child’s life. The fathers traditionally provided the necessary goods, shelter and safety for the family. In the past half-century the individuals caring for the child has […]

A Great Small Victory for the Sicilian Language

A Great Small Victory for the Sicilian Language

The online subtitling platform Amara.org has inserted Sicilian among the subtitling LANGUAGE list it offers. https://amara.org/en/ The choice, taken after the fact had been pointed out to the administrative team, was applied on the basis that Sicilian “is indeed different from Italian and has its own noteworthy literature and film tradition”. For an audio-visual translator […]

Why the Carusi Matter

Why the Carusi Matter

Growing up, I had no real sense of myself, no firm grasp on my identity. As a third-generation Sicilian American, I was raised with a white-washed American upbringing—there was seldom a trace of Sicilian culture in our lives outside of my mother’s cooking. As a child with an early love for books and writing, I […]

A Muntagna (Etna)

A Muntagna (Etna)

A little background information about the composition. Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, dominating the East coast of Sicily from its mighty 3,400 meters, is referred to simply as ‘The Mountain’ by its closer co-islanders, the Eastern Sicilian people. The choice of writing in ‘Modern Sicilian’ has a rationale (and hopefully consequences) which may […]

High Standards and Expectations Have To Be Realistic

High Standards and Expectations Have To Be Realistic

By Domenick J. Maglio Ph.D. Traditional Realist The setting of high standards and expectations is a traditional means of encouraging an individual to increase his performance. When a person reaches a certain level the authority figure would nudge the level higher to incrementally increase the proficiency in a skill or task. This has been successful […]

Phil Stern’s War: The Allies Land In Sicily

Phil Stern’s War: The Allies Land In Sicily

With war more popular than ever these days, it seemed a good time to take a friend up on an invite to see a photo exhibit about the Allied landing in Sicily in 1943. The photos were by American celebrity photographer Phil Stern. That’s Phil Stern, famous himself for his black-and-white shots showing celebrities as […]

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