A brief climb along a narrow, vineyard-lined road leads the traveler up from the valley of the Tiber River and … Continue reading Village Life — A Summer in Italy — Part 1
Sitting under a cafe awning, savoring a breeze that carries the scent of evening meals simmering on the stove and … Continue reading Your Dream House in Italy — First Steps
It is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, but it can kill productivity, motivation, and performance faster than carbon monoxide. Cal Newport, … Continue reading DISTRACTION! — BRAIN-TRAIN Tips to Keep You Focused!
Puerto Rico was a welcome surprise, surpassing all my expectations and sliding past even Hawaii as my favorite warm water … Continue reading Four Great Reasons to Fly Off to Puerto Rico
During my first year and a half as a Peace Corps volunteer in Settat, Morocco, I had an apartment on … Continue reading Peace Corps – Discovering Community – Aisha and Eid Al Fitr
Sound, jocund strains; on pipe and viol sound, Young voices sing; Wreathe every … Continue reading Doors: A Permanent Threshold to Possibility
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