This is just a little extra post to mention the place where I, er, borrowed the HTML and image to use as means to allow people who may read my blog to donate a little something to help out all those affected by this mind- boggling disaster.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
Many thanks and apologies to Weblogsky and Mr Jon Lebkowsky. Here is a link to his blog: http://www.weblogsky.com