Dorothea Bozicolona-Volpe

My favorite quote: Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert
I am not too terribly comfortable chatting about myself as the topic. I was raised by two very formidable women due to the fact that my mother was not interesting in parenting. My French Grandmother was a Jewish blue-blood and my Italian Grandmother an extremely literate polyglot who was a devout catholic from meager beginnings. Alas, in their households you were taught to play it humble, be grateful for the small things and not come across as a braggadocio.

Through them I learned to serve others and connect people. Sometimes those connections would take the shape of a recommendation to a restaurant, salon, spa, volunteering opportunity, beauty product, recipes, or a great bottle of wine. At other times, a business, service, non-profit and even a new career opportunity.

Well before Facebook, I was active in chat rooms and on electronic bulletin boards. I believe that when our forefathers arrived on Ellis Island they desperately wanted to connect with the culture of their home country and did so by seeking out others of their heritage in the marketplace. Thusly, New York City became the mecca of culture via pocket-sized communities (eg Chinatown, Little Italy, Little Odessa, Harlem). People sat on their front stoops in the industrial age and shared the stories of their children, family, work, etc.

Fast forward to 200 years later, the technological age ushered in modalities that allowed for these interactions to take place electronically. Sharing life with the community you create, cherish and respect.

It is because of those two women that I learned to accept and be open to the things that life had thrown my way. I have lived on 3 continents, 7 countries and moved to Atlanta for love and job promotion.

The love was a gentleman I met at a French bistro and we had an amazing life for 7 years until cancer cut his life short at too young of an age and caused me to be a widow at the age of 28.

When I was asked to contribute to the ALL THE SINGLE GIRLFRIENDS NETWORK, I was both honoured and terrified. Exposing your thoughts to a group of dear girlfriends is one thing, absolute strangers another.

My interests are so varied, I am a social media strategist with a love of The Rolling Stones and Opera, am an active volunteer in the fight against hunger, a cosmetics junkie, an avid skateboarder and learning how to date.  What on earth do I have to say that would not bore anyone witless? Stay tuned …

I hope you will enjoy reading my posts.


In Case Of Emergency Break Glass

While being alone in the world has tremendous advantage […]

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February 29th, 2012 Leap Day

Leap Day occurs every 4 years, that extra day added to  […]

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Valentine’s Day Observations

Want to know how folks in relationships spend Valentine […]

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Diversity

Recently I had the wonderful fortune of attending a div […]

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Why Milliennials Won’t Get A Cold War

Recently over a long holiday weekend, I had the opportu […]

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Separate but not Sequel

Have you ever had high hopes or expectations when you e […]

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Grief is the Price We Pay for Love

This post is dedicated to Nancy and her son. “You are a […]

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9/11 – From The Eyes of a New Yorker in Paris

The wedding announcement ‘save the date’ card arrived i […]

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In Atlanta: The Old Hickory House

At Old Hickory House the barbecue is so hickory infused […]

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In Atlanta: Grindhouse Killer Burger

You can have it almost your way! I wonder if it might p […]

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Kate In The Royal Spot Light

There has been more than the fair share of chatter abou […]

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In West Hollywood, CA: Palihouse Courtyard Brasserie

Tucked uniquely away in a little nape of West Hollywood […]

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For Couples Only

Disease is not an easy subject for people to chat about […]

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In Santa Monica: The Lobster Restaurant

So recently, I had the opportunity to head out to LA to […]

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Two Widows .. Now Equals

I sat by the stack of RSVP’s for the wedding in June th […]

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Ni Hao, Hello My Friends

A few hours later, it had to be just a tad after 8am, t […]

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Waking Up On The Black Couch

Returning home, the day’s events washed over me like a […]

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My Spirit Was Broken But My Heart Was Singing

George’s mother was a complete wreck as the funeral con […]

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Kiss Me Like A Stranger

George – Chapter 1: That this will be read by com […]

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