IMG_20171223_211347I have been blessed in friends. I have all kinds – the ones that you can laugh with, those you make plans with, those who never write but are always there when you need them… And then there are those who enter into your life bearing gifts. Such is the case of Deanna Lee, whom I met literally one week ago, freshly arrived to Rome as a visiting artist at the American Academy, and as a new colleague at John Cabot University. Over coffee, I happened to mention that in the evening we would have the final production session for KidsUP! intrigued, she came and she observed, with eyes, mind and heart, and then gave me the gift of her words, which masterfully captured the spirit of our little venture.

Here is the story of my young entrepreneurs, as told by my new friend Deanna in the Huffington Post. I trust you will enjoy it as much as I did.

With the help of other wonderful friends, KidsUP is planning to grow in the New Year; feel free to write or comment with any suggestions you may have, and please do share.

Wishing you all Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,




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