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To the Castle!

We managed to find our way back to the trail fairly easily, and started our trek in good spirits, heading out of the town of Poggio San Moiano in a much quainter downhill fashion than we arrived, including passing by … Continue reading

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Beauty Everywhere- Poggio San Lorenzo to Poggio San Moiano

 Today’s hike, and I mean HIKE, since the way was almost entirely up and then down with little traversing, was both glorious and (of course) exhausting. Unlike yesterday’s long distance, today we hiked only 9 miles, but I was very … Continue reading

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The trek begins! Via San Francesco

I want to start with some photos of Rieti, a small city in the very center of Italy. Here’s the proof! It turns out most businesses are closed on Mondays, so Annie and I had to settle for beer and … Continue reading

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On the Road, in the Skies

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Enter into Adventure

This is a test. This is only a test. I’m kidding. This is not so much a test as an experiment. And here it is: I’m going on an adventure. To Italy! I leave tomorrow! And I’ve bought a nifty … Continue reading

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Chaos Boxed

Sometimes my world seems so out of control and out of focus I don’t know what to do with myself. Last year too many big shifting events that carried loss for me happened too close together. As a friend explained … Continue reading

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Open to Success

…and to failure and to mystery and to allure and to…. The point is OPEN.   Waffling on the Threshold Two summers ago I was ready to quit writing entirely. Oh I’d still be a writer (I don’t think you … Continue reading

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A Salute to Being Vulnerable

  A great mentor in my life said, “Run yourself up a flagpole and see who salutes.”   That’s energy and power, huh? I need to be who I am and not worry about pleasing others so much. And it … Continue reading

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Release into Laughter!

Hello again!  It’s been way too long since I posted here. But I’m going to start anew and release my guilt! Whoosh — it’s gone.  Now I can celebrate coming back. Wheeeeeeee! Fireworks! I release them here.   RELEASE is … Continue reading

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The Pen!

Rebecca is a young cousin of mine whose mother (so young herself!) battled with cancer for several years and finally died this spring. Her dad shared this poem of Rebecca’s as part of his own grieving process and they both … Continue reading

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