The Revelate

A serial newsletter dedicated to the stories, philosophies and science behind longing, purpose and place.
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Without Envy
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Food for Thought

Gioacchino Rossini, the Italian composer famous for The Barber of Seville, wrote once that appetite is to the stomach what love is to the heart. If that’s true—and I have every reason to believe it is—then Sicily is both Demeter’s fork and cupid’s arrow. You

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Taking Stock

It begins months, maybe years even, before you are born. The great pursuit, acquisition and assemblage of stuff. To keep and grow it we build houses around it, attach garages and rent sheds to park it, pound nails in order to hang it, buy locks to secure it, and make

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One Day More, A Story of Gratitude

Well, Friends, what can we say, we’ve made it. Or almost made it. Just one day more. To celebrate our closing we’ll be releasing a special video tomorrow, but for now, I’d like to share a story. It may not seem to quite fit the moment, but

Steve 3 min read
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Here With You

There is a lot of value in just cutting to the chase, saying what you have to say and then seeing how things go from there. After all, we all have shorter (and more ignitable) attention spans these days...So, here goes: In making that video, or really, even before,

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Why 30 Days Abroad Was No Vacation and Why Coming Back Was No Homecoming

The disposable gloves, the hand sanitizer and disinfectant, the blue surgical face masks (eventually replaced by colorful, but less effective, cloth-covered ones), the fear of touching and the worry of not touching, the isolation and six feet of space and a good attitude were all you needed. For the attitude

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What the road says about longing and why we should listen.

While in Sicily we developed this habit of taking short videos from the passenger seat of the roads we were traveling. We had no intention behind it, other than perhaps we believed that this journey and our time alone together, on these particular roads, would lead us to somewhere special.

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Images of Sicily

While here we've been posting quite a lot on social media, sharing the places, people and thoughts on Sicily. I thought I'd catpure some of the best ones and share them on the newseltter. Sorry, if you've already seen them and are now considering banging your head against the wall

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Pros, Cons and Commitments

We leave our homes with a map and all the sayings: It’s the journey that matters.Not all who wander are lost.Destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.While all

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Conversations

Enjoy this short video (and bloopers) of our recent conversation about travel. Read the full interview on our post titled, Essential Sicily.

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Essential Sicily

In Franca's Words: When travel becomes less about filling every moment with purpose and more about finding purpose in every moment.

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Introducing The Revelate

With the youngest of our three children headed off to attend college, we're faced with the question: What comes next?