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The nice thing about living in Tuscany is that people visit, and we love that. However, the best treat of all is when our own kids, Iris and Aaron come over. Those are really quality times together, and ones that we look forward to each year. After they leave, we always reflect on our time […]

What does it mean to become a grandparent? Hmm. Could be a question for the Magic 8 Ball. We don’t remember being asked if we wanted to be grandparents, nor did we ever try to influence the process with pressure or even subtle hints. For us, our children have always been gifts of a lifetime. […]

There’s a place in Italy called Pretena. We’ve been fortunate to have lived there for more than a decade now. We were drawn to the spiritual quality of that spot overlooking the Italian countryside and valley below, dotted with ancient castles, villas, farmhouses, vineyards and countless olive groves. Mostly, we enjoy the rolling meadows surrounding […]

It all started with a cup of coffee. During casual conversation, a trusted friend mentioned a great place at Liberty Station in San Diego called “Moniker General.” They said that it’s the best coffee in the city! In addition, they also sell surfboards, and stuff like that—which explains the “general,” as in general store? As […]

A family visit to Nashville Indiana turns into a surprise adventure. Buckle up for some good old-fashioned fun! Note: You may also be interested in other stories about Indianapolis, Indiana.

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.”

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 […]

Years ago, Cheryl wrote a children’s story called “The Big Green Chair.” It’s the story of a typical afternoon for her, as frequently she spent time alone after kindergarten. Upon rereading it, she discovered that it was not just for children, but also for adults. She made the best out of what could be considered […]

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 […]