Monthly Archives: June 2010

A Day in the Life

C’è una problemma, there is a problem! Math is actually the issue here. Take any regular problem and multiply it by the following factors: I am temporarily alone and must resolve any computer/technology issue in Italian tech-talk, the people who … Continue reading

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True Italians

There was a strange high-pitched noise in the engine. Proactive is always better, so I drove down to Sieci where the local autofficina, mechanics shop, is located—tucked in just beneath the residences above. I asked Moreno what he thought about … Continue reading

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Missing Cheryl

Admiration. That’s what comes to mind when I think of someone living alone. I’m in awe of the courage it must take to say “I’m going to do this on my own, no matter what.” The underlying self-confidence is inspiring. … Continue reading

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The Gentleman Florist

The sound of a tractor in the distant meadow catches our attention this morning. It could be one of  the Antinori workers tilling the vineyards, but somehow the sound seems higher up than usual and we are certain that the … Continue reading

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Mystery of an Italian Villa

Our friends down the hill Sabrina and Roberto, hired Alessio Merciai, a local historian, to research and write the story of their beloved villa, Il Trebbiolo. They have been working non-stop for 10 years to restore it to the grandeur … Continue reading

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The Sound of a New Era

Click! A familiar sound. The green and orange lights come on. The recording studio is officially open—we’re back “on the air.” Pausing for just a moment as I sit there, arms wrapped around the guitar, my mind flashes back to … Continue reading

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Meadow Walk

Abundance! We go for a walk each evening, just to check in with each other and with ourselves. There is something about the rhythm of walking that coaxes out deeper feelings and more creative ideas. We do some of our … Continue reading

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