Monthly Archives: March 2011

Time out for quiet contemplation

I’m not a Catholic, but I like going to churches in Milan particularly when they are empty, except for other solitary types like me, moving about quietly in the shadows, observing the quiet and the play of light with dark. … Continue reading

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You’re invited to a Spring dinner

lt’s been one of those days folks. Running, running, running around, with not a minute to breathe. Emails that had to be written. News that had to be absorbed. Documents that had to be put in order. Decisions that had … Continue reading

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Postcard #11: Francobollo

[Sometimes the reason for the postcard is nothing more than the beautiful stamp you get to put on it. And while we’re on the subject, my little girl asked me yesterday: “Mom, how come when we see something beautiful, we … Continue reading

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The daily -ism

We’ve all heard it said. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” But this is one of those things that’s much easier bantered about than done. On vacation, it’s fun to fully immerse yourself in the way other people … Continue reading

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Closed/Week in review

This past week, I was over-whelmed with spring cleaning. What happens when we clean our houses. What bubbles to the surface. What reveals itself to be true. What our junk says about our current state and next steps. What the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning #5: Monkeying around

A small one-week feature on what happens when we clean our houses. What bubbles to the surface. What reveals itself to be true. What our junk says about our current state and next steps. What the season does to us. … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning #4: Haircuts for everyone

A small one-week feature on what happens when we clean our houses. What bubbles to the surface. What reveals itself to be true. What our junk says about our current state and next steps. What the season does to us. … Continue reading

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