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Gilbert Speaks on “Life with Fred and Lucy”

2 Jul

36379007_10214517310919196_6835334348711919616_nI’ve written four science fiction books already. They are part of my Roof Oasis Series. The fifth book was different. It was a project of love, and it was the hardest book to write. This past Saturday was my book launch for the much awaited, Life with Fred and Lucy: Growing up in South Philly. This book is a humorous memoir of growing up in my parents’ grocery story during the early 1950’s and 60’s. It is also a tribute to the two ghosts that hang out in my attic. Here is an interview with Elsie Kerns. Continue reading

Traveling to Italy with Ricky, Ricky, Ricky Part 2

11 Sep

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I had to wait until I was seventy-years-young to go on my first overseas vacation. But, who would ever have guessed that I would return to Italy within the year. My first trip was a Leisurely Tuscany Tour with Starr Tour. The second trip was to Benevento and Amalfi with family. Although I truly enjoyed and recommended the first to my friends and family…it was the trip with my family that was the most special. Did my family and I enjoy Amalfi? Did Ricky survive the trip? Am I looking forward to trip#3? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Traveling to Italy with Ricky, Ricky, Ricky

8 Sep

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Yes, I know. It’s a strange title for a blog about my journey to the land of my roots, but I promise the title will make sense before you’re done reading this blog. My mother and her siblings were born and raised in Benevento Italy. My mother never made it back there to visit, and neither did my Uncle Mario or Aunt Anna…but that all changed this year. My uncle, who is a spry ninety-one-years-old man, decided that it was now or never if he were to see the house that he was born in. His son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and I went with him…but we weren’t alone. We took a few ghosts with us. What’s it like for a psychic to reconnect with her history? Grab your passport and meet me after the jump. Continue reading