“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” ~ William James Dad turns 80 tomorrow, but since that’s a Monday – I have to work and they have appointments all day – we started the festivities today. We did what we often do when we’re looking for an adventure: we took off with no particular destination. Ya
“What flatterers say, try to make true.” ~ German proverb After a day of adventuring, we found our way to Maysville. There, we came across a great restaurant situated beside the railroad tracks and the river. The restaurant sits beside the Amtrak station that isn’t actually open anymore which is pretty sad. The tracks, the station, and the restaurant are on the outside of the flood wall like
“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” ~ Nan Porter The Rental Sisters and I, plus sobrinas Cassie and Lisa, spent the day strolling around tiny Augusta, Kentucky. If you’re not familiar with this Ohio River town, you’re probably familiar with its most famous citizens, The Clooneys, as in Rosemary, Nick, and George. In fact, unbeknownst to us at first, we ambled into Nina Clooney’s delightful antique shop. Nina
“Because you are alive, everything is possible.” Thich Nhat Hahn Look at this face! This little guy greets me everyday when I get home from work. He’s a good boy. I got lucky. I really must be living right.
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can what others can’t.” ~ Jerry Rice Jen and Jon Reynolds continue to spoil me with kindness. Knowing I adore books and postcards and photographs, they shower me constantly with all three. Just this week I received this cool postcard from their recent trip to the United Kingdom. If you’ve never been to London (England not Kentucky) you
“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” ~ TinyBuddha They’re construction a building across from Rupp Arena that’s butt up against a six-story parking structure. That alone isn’t anything to write about, but I’ve never seen a wall this tall that didn’t have support beams. When I saw it from the corner of Maxwell and Broadway (top) I thought there must be support on
“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” ~ Fred Rogers Yesterday I rose before dawn, even though it was a rainy Sunday, perfect sleeping weather. Nevertheless, I snuggled into my armchair with hot coffee and a book. Wally was the first to appear. Over the last few
“It’s easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand…Through judging we separate. Through understanding we grow.” ~ Doe Zantamata I’ve had the best weekend I could possibly imagine with my little brother Greg Gross. We couldn’t be closer if we were actual siblings, and that’s a fact. He knows all the Kopana’s that have existed and loves me still. I know all the Greg’s, too. We have talked
“You learn nothing from your life if you think you are right all the time.” ~ Unknown I spent a wonderful day with Greg, talking, talking, talking. We solved all the world’s problems, and, yet, not a single picture was taken. And since neither of us cleaned up until way late in the day, that’s a good thing. I continue to process the photos from last week’s Scarefest.
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Greg met Judy. Judy met Greg. We ate. We laughed. The original plan was to go to a UK men’s soccer game after dinner, but none of us were keen on sitting in the rain. We opted for Graeter’s ice