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Em’s mom said, “I have something I want to say to you.” She began, “I want to tell you about my dream about the future.” She said that she wants us to live in her house when she is gone. Em thought about it for a moment and thanked her for sharing it with him. […]

We had reached a place in our lives together where we felt as though we had fallen asleep—dozed off. Our lives had slowly drifted into someone else’s dream and no longer reflected who we were, or who we wanted to become. We needed to make a significant change before it was too late. We packed […]

Our routine evening at the Odeon Theater in Florence, turned out to be the world premiere of Spike Lee’s movie “Miracle at Santa Anna.” Spike was there along with all of the cast members. Quite an event! A few days later, we went to the small town of Santa Anna, where the Nazi massacre had […]

On a trip to Scotland, our friend wanted to drive up to Skye to see the area where his ancestors came from. The journey would have been several hours into the Highlands. Concerned about foggy weather and driving the narrow roads (on the left side), Emerson questioned the advisability of such a trip. The night […]

In the winter of 2008, we went to see our friend Zia as she was very busy getting ready for Christmas. Following our visit, we talked about the many huge projects she creates—to the point of being overworked and worn out with deadlines. Our conversation turned to that inner child that seems to always be […]

We invited some friends of a friend to our home for some time in the country. The two were delightful and very interesting as we talked away the afternoon. Following their visit, we talked during our walk about how people drift into our life from seemingly, out of nowhere. We wrote this song about the […]

We were making the final rounds to our favorite restaurants for our traditional good-bye dinners before leaving Italy. We ran into our friend Matteo on his way home from work one evening. He immediately began jumping up and down with excitement, as his first son was to be born any day. This was very emotional […]

A committee member from our old church in Indianapolis, sent us an email message while we were Italy. They were preparing for their 50-year celebration in 2008 and she wondered if we would write a song to commemorate the event. We had some rough ideas, but Cheryl came up with the notion of “From an […]

We were in the early throes of creating the “Uncommon Promise” website, and had many talks about what it meant to put something “out into the world.” We wondered how to do that and still maintain the sense of independence and authenticity fundamental to the life we were creating. Our friend had scheduled a retreat […]

We recorded this song completely in our home studio, and left it sounding homemade, natural and organic. The “Fever Breaks” was truly our first independent production, marking the beginning of a new era of independence. It was the first song that we recorded without the expert production talents of Tom Tomasello. It represented a major […]