A Month Of Radio Silence…

By |July 10th, 2017|

Well, it has been about 1.5 weeks since I last saw Dani and the same amount of time since we last spoke. That's right folks, after roughly 11 years seeing or speaking to one another nearly every day, we're taking a temporary vow of silence. For those of you wondering what's up, everything is fine! [...]

The Seasons of Petoskey

By |March 5th, 2017|

Where we stay in the Petoskey area is technically closer to Harbor Springs, an equally charming town. It is a condo in a wooded area that faces one of the many of the springfed streams and a cedar forest. The stream is a defining feature, it is a constant in the background, especially in the [...]

Not Your Grandma’s Toad-In-The-Hole

By |February 8th, 2017|

The first meal I ever learned to cook was toad-in-the-hole. I remember it like it was yesterday. Grandma Sue stood at the countertop with her food-stained white and pink lace apron looking down at me through wide spectacles. At five years old, the adult-sized apron I was wearing fell down past my feet so I [...]

Gratitude For Past, Present And Future

By |December 27th, 2016|

Cafe La Strada (Birmingham, MI) Sometimes when you’re unsure what to write, you just need to put pen to paper and let the words flow out from your subconscious. For the last few months, I have not known what exactly to write and have not put pen to paper as much as I [...]

Favorite Books from 2016: The Power of Thought

By |November 7th, 2016|

As I was writing a post on lessons learned from 2016 (coming soon), I realized the section on books could be a separate post. Then as I started on the post I realized it could be a series. I just had too many books I wanted to share with you! I’ll break it down into [...]

3-Day Grand Island Adventure!

By |October 6th, 2016|

{Originally written Saturday October 1st, 2016...} I woke up this morning to the distant thuds of waves crashing up against tall cliff walls. Occasional pit pats on the roof of the tent let me know it was an overcast day with on and off showers. To my left, rustling feet twitch to let me know [...]

New Challenges And Realizations

By |September 12th, 2016|

Good morning! It's been a while since I've put pen to paper. These last few months in The States have been an interesting new challenge for us. We've been slowly but surely achieving more stability by winning more business, balancing the funds, spending time with family, resting and recuperating! We've struggled a bit with getting [...]

“The World Is Small”

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Florence's Arno At Sunset Every once in a while (maybe a little more often on this trip) I hear a phrase that perfectly sums up our experience. Yesterday, Max and I were deep in conversation about the limitless potential for innovation and connection nowadays. We were on a bridge overlooking the river, waiting for [...]

How To Enjoy A Saturday In Tuscany (Part 2)

By |April 18th, 2016|

Danielle In Old Town, Chianciano Terme Step 1: Wake up to a slightly overcast but extra warm day. :) Step 2: Mediated for approximately 20 minutes. Step 3: Eat breakfast. Step 4: Do a little yoga. Step 5: Go for a 45-minute run on a new route. Step 6: Get headache, take ibuprofen and a quick shower. Step 7: Cut [...]

The Best Massage I’ve Ever Had

By |February 23rd, 2016|

Massage By Blaž Over the past decade I've had a great many massages varying in length, style, ambiance and cost with only one constant... I have always had a female masseuse. Since our arrival in Europe Danielle and I have been averaging 1 massage each every other week (for $20-$40 per person can [...]