Tag Archives: Reflections

Time Standing Still

May 20th, 2012. In the early morning hours, the small Italian town of Finale Emilia became the epicenter of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake—shaking the heart and soul of the beautiful historic town center. Only one year before, we visited that … Continue reading

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The Best of Italy!

“È quest’autobus per Santa Brigida? Is this bus going to Santa Brigida?” Seems like a pretty simple question, but after a 5 hour hike and an hour wait for the last bus of the day, we wanted to be sure. … Continue reading

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Scaffolding: Human Expression

Over 2,000 years ago, the comic playwright of ancient Athens, Aristophanes said: “Let each man exercise the art he knows!” We think he had it right. Yesterday, we were having lunch in Fiesole. It was balmy in the shade of … Continue reading

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Spirit of Adventure

Ah, Spring! It’s that magical season that reminds us that what was closed and silent begins to open, open, open. Immediately in front of us is the most incredible display of hope and faith in each new day. The Tuscan … Continue reading

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Things Don’t Always Work Out!

A few months ago, we came across a program called “Workaway.” It’s an online organization that allows people who need help to find those people who want to help. Or conversely, people who want to help, can find someone with … Continue reading

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Finding Our Way

We decided to take a big walk! Sometimes it’s helpful to symbolize life’s journey by creating a walk that challenges us with everyday trials, on our way to a special destination. It’s even more powerful when that path is one … Continue reading

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Life on the Cutting Edge

Walking down a narrow side street in Lyon, on my way for a morning coffee, I (em) caught a glimpse in my peripheral vision of what appeared to be a small salon de coiffure hommes, which basically means barber shop. … Continue reading

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