THE WAY IS LOVE

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val delle corti – A Chianti wine Experience

val delle corti – A Chianti wine Experience

VAL DELLE CORTI - A Chianti wine Experience Just outside Radda in Chianti, award winning wine from a small producer.   In in the Catholic mass bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. This happens in  every mass during the consecration....

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Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono

BADIA A COLTIBUONO In the heart of Chianti – spirit, wine, olive oil and stunning gardens IN tuscan, between Montevarchi and Radda in Chianti rests a jewel of a place where centuries of tradition come together with modern, laid-back flair. The Badia a Coltibuono was...

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Santuario Madonna delle Grazie al Sasso

Santuario Madonna delle Grazie al Sasso

Santuario Madonna delle Grazie al Sasso The Mother of Grace is the perfect name for this place What a treasure I found! It's not far at all from Florence and the road to arrive there is a lovely, winding way through lush greenery beyond the hill town of Fiesole....

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Badia Fiorentina

Badia Fiorentina

Badia Fiorentina - It begins here Have you ever had a "change of direction moment"? I'll describe one for you. You think your life is clipping along perfectly, that you are doing everything right, that you are in control. It's a feeling of, "Hey, I got this!" and then...

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Welcome 2021 – new roads

Welcome 2021 – new roads

When I was riding in North America I always rode alone and told everyone how long I would be gone but that I did not know where I would be going. “See you in a month” would be what I would say to people and then I usually set out south from Canada into the US.  My...

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Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 At the heart of the Christmas story is a child born into poverty, in an unconsidered place, to ordinary people who made extraordinary choices. This is the origin of the story, the essence of the season. How can you hate that? I can understand not liking...

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Embrace the silence – It is Healing Energy

Embrace the silence – It is Healing Energy

A great Silence has been thrust upon us and many perhaps are not prepared. There may be loud voices going off in your head right now as you listen to news media and try to “make sense” of things. A wave of precaution and fear, information and disinformation,...

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Stop Trying to Make Sense of it All

Stop Trying to Make Sense of it All

This time in our history has been trying. The information that is inundating us about one subject that has overtaken every aspect of our lives is placing untold amounts of stress on everyone. A problem arises out of this. Wanting to be right. I am not talking about...

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MY NONNA’S ADVICE — Worthwhile wisdom

MY NONNA’S ADVICE — Worthwhile wisdom

I didn’t meet my Nonna many times in my life. As the child of Italian immigrants, trips back to the homeland were rare and many years passed in between. The telephone calls were expensive and we were not pen pals either. My Nonna Anna, my mother’s mother, was a slight...

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And Now for the Bad News

And Now for the Bad News

You have not been on vacation. Vacation looks like this. You work really hard, you tie up every loose end, you gas up the convertible, flip the top down and drive like Marcello and Sophia through some curvy roads to a secluded and beautiful place where you have a...

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Mometo Mori

Mometo Mori

As we come out of our homes after months and un-precedented global halting of people’s lives, their movement, a limiting of physical freedom and a barrage of media terrorism (a term I borrow from my friend Don Alessandro who has now left us), I find myself turning to...

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