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Silvia Pera

Blog Entries by Silvia Pera

The Bright Future of Hopelessness

(2) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 11:54 AM

In church today, someone told me I had a bright future ahead of me. I smiled. In my mind, I replayed "Make the Money" by Macklemore. Do I have a bright future ahead of me?

Probably not. I am part of the millennial generation, and I know my odds. I...

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My Missing Country

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 11:04 AM

I was born in New Jersey 17 years ago. However, both of my parents were born in Italy, 50 something years ago. Living in New Jersey, which I often see depicted as an Italian hovel in popular culture, I have always had trouble figuring out to which country I belong....

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Friday Dreariness

(3) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Every Friday, I eat dinner at 6 p.m. -- insanely early for my Italian family -- and argue with my mom about the time before we get ourselves into the car (still fuming) and drive to the large, cement block ice skating rink situated in one of the worst neighborhoods...

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