Author Archives: iheardmyself

Vacanze Romane (Roman Holiday) with Stacey and Wendy

My oldest friend Wendy from L.A. showed up in Cortona last week. Our mothers were best friends, and introduced us to each other when I was two years old and she was one. We were the best of friends all … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rome

Rome is amazing. I have been here two days, jet lagged, but happy to be here. The adventure started with Luftanza losing Jesse’s bag. He was not happy. Per fortuna, I suggested to him that he bring a change of … Continue reading

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Twenty Four Hours in San Francisco

  My boys Jesse, Corey and I flew to San Francisco on Monday for to take an Italian exam, the CELI A2, an official language test to show adequate competency of the Italian language. With this certificate, one is eligible … Continue reading

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Sweet Last Day in Toscana

Even though it has been a month, I want to post about a most magnificent day right before I came back to the USA. I had been working non-stop on the photo shoot of Casa San Marco for 3 weeks, … Continue reading

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2013 Art House Sketchbook Project; Il Duomo di Firenze (La Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore)

My fascination with the Duomo in Florence began in August, 1976. I arrived in Florence with 50 + other kids from California State University, to embark on a year long study abroad program that would be a pivotal point in … Continue reading

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How Taking Sogni to the Vet for Her Daily Cookie Landed me in Italy 9 Months Later

I take my silly dog Sogni, on a walk to the vet in my neighborhood every day. The ladies love her and she  gets a treat, a cookie every day, sometimes 2 or 3 depending on who is working. This … Continue reading

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Spoils of the Alameda Antique Market

Part 2- I set up my treasures from the Alameda Fair in a vignette for you all to view, upon returning back to Portland. I love my finds but even more, I love the memories of the day. Junking and … Continue reading

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San Francisco Alchemy

I had the opportunity last weekend to make a quick trip to San Francisco, for the purpose of doing a workshop of some folks that I’ve been following for a while. Remember Law of Attraction? Yeah, those guys, Abraham-Hicks, the real … Continue reading

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January Full Moon

I get updates in my email box when Britt, my yoga teacher posts on her blog. A few days ago she had a wonderful post about the full moon tonight. Whenever I practice yoga with her, approaching a full moon, she reminds … Continue reading

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Sick. Just Plain Sick. Or…Acceptance and Surrender. Part 1

I have been sick since January 7 or so. Full blown all out sick, fever, flu, cold, bronchial junk, whole 9 yards. At first I relaxed into it, but then the discomfort overcame any relaxing I was doing. I have … Continue reading

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