MANHATTAN, Kan. - What now seems like a lifetime ago, I taught English as a Foreign Language in Naples, Italy. A young lady came into my life for the academic year 87-88. She was the younger sister of a friend, and the last child of huge German Catholic family. She was a student at the University of Kansas and had come to Naples to study the great 20th Century Neapolitan playwright, Eduardo De Fillippo.
Her spirit of adventure and wonderment amazed me.
Her talents for acquiring language, overcoming obstacles, and seeing possibilities impressed me.
Now 22 years later she still does.