June 2 Republic Day, also known as Festa della Repubblica in Italian (Festival of the Republic), is a national holiday in Italy on June 2 each year. It celebrates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946 so their country could become a republic. Now, I’m not Italian. But I know that many of you are. Plus, I like Italian food. A lot. Maybe too much. So here’s to pizza, and calzone, and risotto, and bruschetta, and minestrone, and focaccia, and gnocchi, and ravioli, and lasagna, and tortellini, and pesto, and calamari, and vitello parmigiano, and asiago, mozzarella, pecorino romano, provolone and ricotta, and gelato, and espresso, and cappuccino. If you would like to help promote my new record, “Don’t Look Back,” and you like Italian food, please help me celebrate Italian Republic Day by signing up at www.kick-finisher.com. Bon appetit!