Summer Solace

Postcards and Prosecco Venice, Italy Edition 01  July 2017 For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to travel. As a small child, one of my favorite possessions was my suitcase. Delightfully adorned with lavender and blue hydrangeas in a seventies style tapestry, the single handle suitcase, held a place of honor in my…

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Dear Venezia

I am astonished as I finally see you. I stare, scarcely breathing. In front of me, a kaleidoscope of improbable possibilities. Technicolored moments long admired from across the Atlantic float majestically before me in sea of hypnotic Adriatic blue

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Lessons in La Dolce Vita

Postcards and Prosecco Italy Edition 01 January 2017 During the Summer of 2016 I lead a group of Jacksonville University students on The Grand Tour of Italy. Following the trip, several of the students were so inspired  they continue to work with me through the fall semester, producing a video illustrating the lessons they learned…

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Nineteen

Postcards & Prosecco Oxford, Mississippi Edition 01  August 2016 Year two arrived with her first apartment unlocking the promise and possibility that awaits the young. Nineteen and fearless, she does not look back. She is no longer mine. Although, I’m not certain any strong willed daughter every really belongs to her mother.  My heart bursts…

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The Colors of My Soul

Postcards and Prosecco Rome, Italy Edition 01  August 2016 To say Italia left me inspired this summer, does not begin to describe what happened. Here’s my take on a quote by Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the last of the five good Emperors. “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts” as Marcus Aurelius said,…

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My Blue Heaven

Postcards & Prosecco Mykonos, Greece Edition 01  July 2011 I’ve spent my entire life surrounded by water. The grand lady of them all, the Chesapeake Bay is the first body of water I’ve ever loved. She’s captured legendary explorers that have written far more eloquently than I about her beauty, wealth, and substance. To treasure…

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