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We hope you enjoy this personal video invitation to join us June 2011 in Tuscany for the retreat, “Rediscovering the Fire of Everyday Life” presented by Dr. R. Scott Colglazier. Note: You may also be interested in other stories/videos like “Video Invitation—In Touch In Tuscany,” “Rediscovering the Fire of Everyday Life,” and other stories about […]

We hope you enjoy this silly romp with Marcy Cheerleader-Fingers. Her perpetual smile and fluffy pom-poms are sure to brighten your day. Yay Matadors! Let’s get cheered up!

Over the millenia, civilizations have come and gone, but Civita di Bagnoregio in Lazio, Italy has remained relatively unchanged. Designed in the local vernacular and combined with incredible natural beauty to create an unforgetable experience for both the residents and visitors alike. Then, tragedy struck. Overwhelming disaster was met with perserverence and hope to forge […]

One afternoon, we were taking plant clippings to the local disposal site, and found 7 kittens, no more than one week old, hiding around the bags of leaves and lost in the nearby woods. They were easy to find because of their desperate cries—save me, take me in! That little discovery set us on a […]

Italy, April 2013, we arrived with our little dachshund Izzi-B—with us for the first time. The trans-Atlantic flight was uneventful and she adjusted quickly to Italian life. We take her everywhere with us, carrying her in the special doggy sling-pouch. She goes to the coffee bar, grocery, movies, restaurants—you name it (except museums). We found […]

Our trip to France included an encore visit to the chapel at Ronchamp, Monet’s Garden, and Vincent Van Gogh’s home/burial site at Auvers-sur-Oise. We really enjoyed the revisit after 10 years. The trip offered an opportunity to better understand what has changed within each of us—both the encouraging and discouraging aspects, including the a few […]

Cheryl characterized Em’s moodiness as a “short in the wire” and he is suddenly out of commission. His unpredictability had essentially shut down all our collaboration. Cheryl finally admitted to him that she really missed writing lyrics and that it was an important part of her personal self-expression. That was big news for Em because […]

A couple we knew separated. Their relationship had devolved into territories and lines drawn. She wanted resolution. He wanted things his way. In fact, he was quite willing to be unhappy in being “right.” How many times do we make the claim that “Mine” is the one and only way to see things? Even though […]

We were in Italy during the US election of 2008, so we voted absentee. As Americans, we felt that we had lost ground in many ways around the world, so were ready for change. In addition, time was running out as the issues of Global Warming marched on. We read “Flat, Hot, and Crowded,” by […]

Cheryl drove each morning with her sister from the farm in Hillsboro to Middletown, during which time, they were able to reconnect. Their mother’s sad situation provided an opportunity for everyone to discover some “middle ground” in their relationships. It was a sweet, unexpected experience—life changing in many ways. Lyrics Saturday afternoon Ninety minutes, give […]