Its been too long since I posted! I’ve been buried in administrative and academic work, leading right up until my flight to Italy. I am here teaching an MBA course in management at our CIMBA program.
This is my second time here, and as before, I have many memorable moments. Meeting the students and learning about their work, living in a small town in the shadow of a beautiful mountain range, working with the charming faculty and staff, and eating incredible food all add up to a great experience.
At a restaurant the other night, I had an appetizer of warm roasted pumpkin with a cracker and parmesan gelato. You read that right — warm and cold, soft and crunchy, sweet and salty all mixed together. The rest of the meal was just as good but I will always remember this as a great example of the care and thought that goes into cooking in many places in Italy.
Okay, one more example, a little less high-brow. I had a pizza last night with French fries on it. It was unusual but fantastic! I would have never thought of doing this and I love it.
I will be back for graduation and I am ready to get home to my family and to the college. But I will look forward to returning here to the beautiful people, scenery, and food!