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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. […]

Cheryl started a blog back in the early days that was intended to give her own personal view of life in Tuscany—insider commentary on the events of every day. It turned out to be quite entertaining for us, and ultimately became part of that early process of documenting our adventure. Some 15 years later, we […]

In the early days of our shared adventure, we started a blog called “Under the Tuscan Thumb.” Since we had decided to live in Italy half the year, we wanted to move far beyond being “tourists,” to become what we jokingly called “true Italians.” Of course, that isn’t realistic, but we still wanted to move […]

When we know someone so well and have many different shared experiences, life is rich beyond our wildest expectations. This song reflects our own thoughts as we have looked forward to a reunion, whether after a long absence or just a few days. The feelings of anticipation are always the same. The level of excitement […]

We are dreamers. By our very nature, as humans, we imagine a future and then begin taking actions to turn it into reality. It’s the very essence of our creativity—our life. That generative process is happening beneath every action we take. One of the most sacred acts is to create relationship—deep, abiding connection with another […]

We were reflecting and talking about how our lives have changed, and how much we have each grown personally along the way. When we were younger, we were much more entangled with everything external. Who we were was more relative and less absolute. It was easy to get caught-up in striving, rewards and competition. We […]

Our daughter and her husband were expecting a baby—our first grandchild. We were full of wonder and awe as the process unfolded. Even though we had experienced the process of birth twice in our own lives, we found ourselves seeing everything from a much different perspective this time around. We were struck by the complexity, […]

Hey! We would like to talk to you! Recently, we have started to create our own PODCASTS to provide another way to take a look behind our music, stories, videos and book to reveal more about why, when and where they were written—how they have changed our lives, and what all of this might have […]

We love hiking the Tuscan “anelli” (rings). We typically drive to a trail head, hike the route and return to our starting point. Each anello is unique. The one to Nipozzano Castle was exceptional! If you like castles, wine, beautiful Tuscan scenery, we suggest you visit the site called Sentieri di Toscana (Tuscan Trails). The […]