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May 25, 2018 | Rome, Italy
L’Americana 2018-04-27T12:54:59+00:00


The long goodbye

By | April 27th, 2018|

It's official: My father sold the family home in Iowa. After talking about it for almost a decade, he finally accepted an offer a few weeks ago. I can't help [...]

Dammi la mano

By | March 18th, 2018|

Carne. It was my turn at the emergency room at a hospital in Bologna, and the male orderly butchered my name. Carne, of course, means meat, and I bristled at [...]

Finish lines

By | February 25th, 2018|

Word got around in my labor and delivery room that I'd run the Rome marathon. I'd mentioned it to the midwife the morning I checked into the hospital, explaining that [...]

For love of pigs

By | January 19th, 2018|

You can take the girl out of Iowa, but good luck taking the Iowa out of the girl, especially when it comes to pig love.

One last dance

By | August 20th, 2017|

The author's father is getting married at 78, and the impending change elicits a flood of thoughts and memories.


Kristine Crane

Kristine Crane

Kristine Crane lives and writes in North Central Florida. She was formerly a Fulbright scholar and journalist in Rome, where she helped found “The American.” She is originally from Iowa City.