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Superstitions, folktales and incantations from Sicily

Superstitions, folktales and incantations from Sicily

Under the surface of established religion in Sicily there is an ancient faith which has existed for longer than Catholicism and still thrives in the popular beliefs of the island. Before the Catholic Church gradually came to Trincaria, many practices as old as Sicily itself, were passed down through time. Everything from folk medicine, nature […]

At ISP, Sicilian kids grow with international mindedness

At ISP, Sicilian kids grow with international mindedness

So, what does international mindedness mean? It is the ability to see ourselves as responsible citizens of the world based on the understanding that the world is bigger than the community in which we live. It’s about making connections with others and better preparing ourselves for 21st century challenges. At ISP we build a foundation for […]

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 […]

Children from International School of Palermo marked World Water Day with a splash!!

Children from International School of Palermo marked  World Water Day with a splash!!

  Grade 4 children from International School of Palermo marked United Nations World Water Day, March 22nd with a splash!! Here the students tell us more…….. Why did we study water in our class? The study of water was part of our class project / Unit of Inquiry. We wanted to learn why we have fresh […]

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 […]

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