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Early spring in Italy: this year our friend Stefano, an expert in the world of plants and trees, taught me the time-honored art of pruning olive trees. What’s the big deal?, you might ask. Well, actually, we’re talking about the heART of the Tuscan culture, and not just a simple snip, snip, snip, and you’re […]

Soaring and diving along the tracks of the 20-year old rollercoaster, my friends and I honed our courage, risk-taking spirit, and love of adventure. The roller coaster gave us an early zest for the freedom that comes by exploring personal edges. We encouraged each other, gathering strength from shared experience. Note: You may also be […]

The valley drifts away in layers that fade into the deep russet tones. In the fields, cypress, vineyards and olive groves seem about to awaken after the long winter. I muse on the days that have rolled in ancient succession over this scene: winter in her tattered clothes, weary once again in her cold March […]

Our friend Drew was visiting for a few days and we decided to drop down to Siena for the day. To our surprise, we saw a poster as we walked in, indicating that the Palio (horse race in Piazza il Campo), was taking place that very day. Not believing what we just read, we asked […]

Visiting the incredible masterpieces of Medieval Europe gives us broader perspective on who we are and a glimpse into the lives of our ancestral line, no matter how remote or loosely connected. But, more importantly, as we follow our muse, wandering through the shadowy halls and moody attics of the world’s most treasured places, we’re […]

One sunny afternoon, a chicken came for a visit at our back door, and then decided to run into the house for a look around. It was very strange to say the least. Note: You may also enjoy some other stories written about our old historic home at Oak Place, called “Touché. We’re Fencing!” and […]

Join us as we replace the broken stone bench using ancient techniques like the Etruscans who lived here before the Romans arrived. Enjoy the view!

Join the fun at the wooded neighborhood square where family and friends gather for some good old-fashioned French entertainment at historic Place Sathonay. Everyone’s welcome! Note: You may also enjoy our story called “Saturday at Sathonay,” and our video of our friend in the park named “Jean Pierre.”

The pilgrim’s walk called “Saint-Jaques-de-Compostelle,” begins in the beautiful French town of le Puy en Valey. Ancient vignettes are around every corner. This video is a short sampling of the mood and feel of the place. Perhaps just enough to encourage you to stop by on your way to a long and inspirational walk. Note: […]

Listen to what Jean Pierre had to say to Emerson at Place Sathonay, Lyon France. The most random people at any moment can give us clues about who we are, and who we are not . . . if we just pay attention! Note: You may also enjoy our story/video called “Saturday at Sathonay,” and […]