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The Landscape of Home

One year ago, I was in Balestrate, Sicily, staring out at the sea. For eleven weeks, blue water and endless sky was the view from

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I LOVE Summer. It’s my favorite season. I’ve always preferred to be miserably hot than even slightly cold. Cold makes me irritable. Heat just makes

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Finding Home – With a Dog

There’s a lot being written about staying home these days. Discomfort. Anxiety. Isolation. Depression. The truth is, many of us struggled with “home” even before

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Sicilian Roads

I’ve come to love the Sicilian roads. Everywhere on the island they are the same. Far more than a network of pavement connecting places. More

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Scala dei Turchi

The Turkish Steps are white rocky cliffs on the coast of Realmonte, Sicily. This gorgeous natural site, blindingly white when the sun is shining, accentuates

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Respite in the woods

Most of us are familiar with Henry David Thoreau, notably for his time of living in the woods for two years, two months, and two

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