june 30, 2018

“Exterior beauty, without the depth of a kind soul, is merely decoration.” ~ Unknown     The need for travel remains ever present as I continue trolling through Asheville shots. Fog is a glorious, peaceful phenomenon, isn’t it? Conditions have been right for fog in Kentucky over the last few days. I’ve seen some lovely photos from folks out and about, mostly in the country. I should be one of

june 29, 2018

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves”. ~ William Arthur Ward     Over the last few months, Stacy has returned to things she loves like playing guitar and photography. It’s really important to do things you love. They don’t have to be big endeavors or expensive hobbies. Perhaps you love reading or gardening or long walks. These activities can

june 28, 2018

“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll     Now, here’s a guy who can say a thing or two about attitude. Our Hero has been quite ill of late. He was sprung from the hospital today. He suffered a nasty infection that’s lasted a

june 27, 2018

“The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.” ~ Paulo Coelho     I love today’s quote. If you have a preference in the images, I’d be interested to hear it.   

june 26, 2018

“When you compare yourself to others, you miss the miracle of who you are.” ~ Mastin Kipp     I don’t have a handy picture of Jen Reynolds right now so this book cover will have to stand in for her. What I do have is a great big place in my heart for her. Though we are several years apart in age, we have many, many things in common,

june 25, 2018

“Train your mind to see something good in everything.” ~ Buddhist proverb     Doesn’t it seem a lonely little trash can? I want to animate him, give him a voice somewhere between James Earl Jones and Slim Pickens, with bushy eyebrows and a long, red tongue and a pouty-turned-sassy personality like that little scrap of paper named Bill. You know the one from Schoolhouse Rock. “I’m Just a Bill,

june 24, 2018

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” ~ Bernard Meltzer     Judy Sackett had seen Willie Nelson when he was a youthful 69. She enjoyed him back then, and loved the idea of seeing him again. So, off we went to the Outlaw Music Festival. Judy is a blast to travel with. She enjoys people. She enjoys food.

june 23, 2018

“Think kindly, act compassionately and do something for another living being for which you can be proud.” ~ Pamela Jumper Thurman     I promised more on yesterday’s Outlaw Music Festival at Riverbend, so here we go.     I’d never seen Old Crow Medicine Show before, and let me just say that I hope I haven’t seen the last. This band is everything that’s great about music. They opened

june 22, 2018

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ” ~ John Lubbock     When Willie Nelson looks at you, you snap the shutter and hope you didn’t shake. Judy Sackett and I saw Willie at his Outlaw

june 21, 2018

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, but from what you do consistently.” ~ Unknown      I love Joni Mitchell. I was a little late to her party with 1988’s release of Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm, but it didn’t matter so long as I got there. It’s a desert island disc for me. You wouldn’t think so given her early monumental works like Blue (1971), Hejira