A Texan in Tuscany is the first collection of essays in a continuing series inspired by journeys taken abroad by businessman and philanthropist, Cash Nickerson. Each essay is replete with epiphanies based upon what initially appeared to be random events and chance meetings with people who were all somehow connected with each other, or with history. The process of daily writing, which began on a trip to Tuscany, opened the author’s eyes and mind to new connections between people and things, cycles and trends, and history and the future. Anyone who enjoys thinking about the “why” and “how” of the happenstances in life is invited along on these journeys. You may begin to see, as Cash Nickerson has discovered, the invisible levers and pulleys behind the scenes we all too often take for granted.