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The Power of Persistence

Over time, a slow, steady, dripping of water has the power to erode the resistant power of rock formations. I am reminded often of these metaphors from nature. 415 more words


Glory, glory, hallelujah

Writers have good days and bad days.  Bad days can happen for all kinds of reasons: being tired or mentally stuck, having someone crap up your day so you can’t really focus, facing a major laptop meltdown, being out of the right coffee beans, or brewing them wrong, or being unable to find the favored mug. 483 more words


Fight and Flight

Before we left on our trip, people were constantly asking if I was excited. I always answered yes. Of course I was excited but first and foremost I was scared. 257 more words


Exploring the Tuscan Countryside - Part 1 Update: On Fresh Ravioli and Perfect Food

I just had the ravioli (just cheeses as noted in my prior post with a bit of nutmeg in the mix) that I’d purchased from Maccheroni e raviuoli in San Casciano on Monday. 890 more words


Tidbits #1 - Savouring Serenity & Solitude.

It is 6.30am and this is my view!
I am up early finishing off a funding report that needs to be submitted, but have given myself permission to take 30 minutes to watch the sun rise over the beautiful Loch Ness in Scotland. 409 more words


Exploring the Tuscan Countryside - Part 1: San Casciano - Fresh Pasta & the Slow Food Movement

Ok, I have a confession to make. I love food! I love shopping for it, preparing it, cooking it. Most of all, I love savoring it. 1,326 more words


That Was the Week that Was

In the midst of my bad day of writing last Monday I sort of predicted that the coming week was too full of extra stuff and I turned out to be exactly right.   110 more words