november 30, 2018

“If I were to change one thing it could change everything. We should all be happy with what we have!” ~ Dolly Parton     This incredible card arrived in my mailbox today. Pam and Barb win Friday. Let it be.  

november 29, 2018

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” ~ Joseph Campbell     A couple of months ago I bought a crystal sphere used for some fun photo effects. I haven’t had time to play with it except for the thirty minutes of daylight I still had the day it arrived. A couple of days ago Eric Chapman reminded me that I still

november 28, 2018

“Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.” ~ Shakespeare     These two, lawzee, they love their phone cameras. I’m pretty sure they took more pictures than I did at Thanksgiving.

november 27, 2018

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ~ Roy T. Bennett     I love the layers I saw from this opera. There was so much going on all over the stage even when it seemed as if there wasn’t. I’m also having a great time processing the photos, learning new things as I go. The closest thing I’ve

november 26, 2018

“What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?” ~ George Eliot         I’ve finally gotten enough off my plate to go back to the photos from UK Opera’s production of Silent Night. I caught a nice series of shots around Terry Keys during the first battle scene.I didn’t realize at the time the role he was playing portrayed the anguish

november 25, 2018

“The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.” ~ Normal Vincent Peale     Continuing with the ancestor theme, here’s a photo of my grandfather Terry’s parents. Adam (Casebolt) Terry married his first wife, my great grandmother, Elizabeth Betty Jones in 1906. She was fifteen years old. He was 21. They had nine children over the next 22 years. She died at

november 24, 2018

“We don’t need more to be thankful for. We just need to be more thankful.” ~ Unknown     This is Arby Prater and Dora Elizabeth Bailey, my grandmother Terry’s parents. This photo, and the photo of my Grandfather Terry’s parents, used to hang in my grandparent’s bedroom. Today, they hang in Aunt Lois’ hallway. I hadn’t seen the photos in many years until I saw them on Thanksgiving Day.

november 23, 2018

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ~ Franz Kafka     Despite the way it looks, AJ really does love his aunt Jessica. He tries really hard to not be a hugger; to avoid affection, smiling, you know, all those things that you think aren’t cool when you’re a teenage boy (or girl). He ain’t foolin’ nobody. We see how he looks after his little

november 22, 2018

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but grateful for those which he has.” ~ Epictetus     Once more Aunt Lois opened her home to the family so we could enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together. Last year we had over thirty of us. Mike Moore’s brother came along. This year we had a smaller crowd, no less grateful mind you, and

november 21, 2018

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr     There’s a building in Louisville that I have the