Silvia Falsaperla is a graduate of the University of Toronto and teaches English to international students. She lived in Florence, Italy for many years where she worked as an English teacher, travel journalist, translator and assistant to a literary agent.
Our musical accompaniment
I've known him since he was a teenager growing up in Hamilton. He's 5'9" but tells everyone that he's 6'3". Most people are polite and don't disagree, which he finds disappointing. He's always ready to argue the point, even though he can't get the tape measure to agree either. These days he spends as much free time as he can with his grandson, his companion (which, as we've learned from The DaVinci Code, literally means spouse), and his music. I hear there's a recording in the works, but nothing concrete yet. He may play a few of the songs that are up for consideration for us today.