This clever video is a rather accurate description of some of the more notable differences between Europe (and in many ways also the United States) and Italy:
The primary task of today and tomorrow is applying tor a permesso di soggiorno, an extension of my visa beyond its one year expiration.
Before I concluded my assignment as Priest Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, His Excellency shared with me this sage advice: "If you set out to do four things in one day and accomplish one of them, it's a successful day." I think I may need to increase the list of things to accomplish each day if I'm to have successful days.
More posts - and pictures - will be forthcoming. Please continue to keep me in your prayers as you remain in mine. On Saturday I will to Assisi where I study the Italian language for the six weeks before returning to Rome.