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In 1999 Emerson went on a solitary pilgrimage to Barcelona, Spain, in search of inspiration, and his lost sense of adventure and creativity. The routines of work had taken their toll over the years. Both he and Cheryl had gone to Barcelona some 40 years earlier, triggering new insights and life changes. The magical architecture […]

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 […]

Join us on a leisurely walk through Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France. It was an important part of the inspiration on our journey to create a different relationship with new direction. Monet changed our world, and still impacts people’s lives in amazing ways to this day. Note: You may also be interested in our […]

Niki de Saint Phalle created the most amazing context for imagination and mystery. Her Tarot Garden in southern Tuscany became a touchstone for us as we searched out inspirational places while on our journey of the heart. Join us on a walk through her incredible wooded wonderland.

Cheryl needed fresh perspective and a chance to begin again, focused on her passions. Soon, she was headed to Florence, Italy to study Art Conservation. Alone. Whether centered on a passion or not, any solo journey is bound to bring us face to face with new views of ourselves and our lives. Join Cheryl as […]

This was our very first “commissioned” piece of music. Em’s sister, Sue and her business partner, Doug had just opened a theater in Nashville, Indiana. Sue called to ask if we would consider writing the title song for their first original play, “The Higher the Hair.” We debated whether or not to do it, but […]

The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland is an incredible invention that literally lifts boats 80 feet above from a lower waterway to another level. For us, it modeled our sense of a sea change. The term “sea change” was invented in the writings of Shakespeare, which whetted our curiosity as well. We thought that the new […]

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 […]

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 thought that perhaps we had created enough “stuff,” and it was time to stop. Something signals an author or painter that the time has come to “finish” a work. Closure is needed. “Fitting Pieces” was that point for us. We wanted to “lay out” all of our accumulated pieces of work, to look more […]