• To Quote…again

    Today, I just want to have one breathing moment of powerful, lovely, happiness in one place. I am in the need of beauty. Beautiful words, beautiful images, beautiful ideas. Joy is its own…

  • No place like home

      I forget the gem of a state I have here in my little corner of the world. And I’m thankful for my trips this summer that have reminded me why I’ve made…

  • Art of Florence…

    I had an agenda when I went to Florence a month ago. There were cappuccino’s to purchase and drink. There were sights to be seen. There were words to be written. I wanted…

  • Remix…

    I’ve returned back home. My adventures over the past few weeks to California to visit my folks and some old friends, to Italy to see my sister…it’s tightened a belt on the distance…

  • Daydreaming in Florence…

    Daydreaming in Florence… Renaissance: the rebirth and revival of classical art and literature and architecture. I walked past a woman who was holding a small book eye level and I didn’t think much…

  • More Tuscan Musings…

      Ok, so I’m not going to sleep on this trip…fine by me. I’ve just doubled up on the air borne, washing my hands and thank the good Lord for my niece, as…

  • Patio Musings

    Ahhhhh. I have officially moved outside for the season. I have loved the backyard patio for as long as I can remember. For that matter, I’ve loved said patios best in the early…

  • The Cafe

    Shall we keep on the topic of coffee and the Italian bar? The muses took over as I slowly breathed in the Florentine landscape around me that moved and whirled in a drowsy…

  • Good Morning Florence

    Good Morning Florence The Italian café, from about 8 to 10 in the morning, is a thing of pure beauty.  A well-oiled machine that just begs the foreigner to stand back in awe.…