Want to learn the kind of presence and activities described here? Join us for a residential retreat! Monster Baby: Live! June 9-14, Mere Point, ME Or subscribe to the new Monster Baby podcast by clicking here! It’s that time of year. Parents have plucked the back-to-school aisles clean and have watched their youngsters take hesitant steps [more…]
Archives for August 2012
Like any one us, the city of Venice includes at least three sides: the shiny face she wants to have seen; an unsavory underbelly; and a realistic working element. Getting to know the real Venice—like getting to know the real students or colleagues we work with every day—means making simultaneous sense of all three.
Just this week, TED WORDS received its first nomination for a blogging award!
Aggressive salesmen can sully the best of romantic, city-wandering moods. But compassion can overcome that obnoxiousnessness.
Finding the right restaurant when you’ve got dietary restrictions can prove challenging. Doing so when you’ve got two people—with different limitations—can get downright daunting. Occasionally, though, fortune’s smile drives away all clouds and serves up a delicious dinner where there had only been despair. Le Grenier de Notre Dame in Paris offered one such delight. [more…]
We had never met Luca Canever before, but a delightful gem of a man fell into our laps. His layers of historical knowledge gave us multi-faceted insight into Italian history and showed us something new about ourselves.
We are creatures of comfort and of habit. Sometimes it takes stepping out of the box–or into a smaller one–to realize the limitations of our entrenched patterns.
Paris has plenty of surprises to offer her visitors. Here are a few she provided when we recently passed through.
Earlier this week, I visited Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. Both structures evoked a sense of wonder and historical perspective. Stonehenge (properly pronounced Stone-HENGE, with the accent on the second syllable) sits about an hour and a half from London proper. The massive stones rise, silent and imposing, on top of a hill, quite visible from [more…]
A wandering eye and a willing mind can take you to delicious places. A few nights ago, they took me to the best hamburger I’ve ever enjoyed. My friends Sarah and Greg and I had just reveled in the energy and pageantry of Olympic Beach Volleyball. Ready for some eats, we snaked our way to [more…]