Thanks, Jill. I definitely wrote it out of frustration. I'm also frustrated that people seem to believe it's good content, and it seems like a lot of other people agree. My hope is if everyone fills out this space with other type of writing...maybe we can "win" in a way?
That's why I started the publication Sybarite -- which is devoted to only luxury and pleasure. Would love for you to write for it if you're an expat in Italy. I studied there in college and I feel like the experience provides a lot to write about...?