january 20, 2019

“Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV     I had three parties to get to this weekend. I made it to one. This morning, I picked up Stacy and off we went for a delicious brunch followed by three inappropriate, yet totally hilarious, games of Cards Against Humanity with

january 19, 2019

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell     I had the best visit with Aunt Janet yesterday. We talked for a very, very long time. In our conversation where I pointed out that we both have hair that parts on the left, which is slightly unusual for women, I

january 18, 2019

“Stay kind. It makes you beautiful.” ~ Najwa Zebian     What a busy day this has been. Lots of business to be done in Lexington, then it was off to the homeland of Eastern Kentucky where more business got done. But in amongst all this business busy-ness was a lot of great visiting. Like when Jill LeMaster and her nephew, Jacob, dropped by. They brought delicious foods to mom,

january 17, 2019

“Sit, walk, or run, but don’t wobble.” ~ Zen Proverb     One of the great blessings of life is knowing and hanging out with older folks. Bill and Janet Bick are two of my favorites. At (I think) 93 and 87 respectively, they are as engaged, and engaging, as anyone I know. Perhaps both having been educators explains why they remain as in-the-game as people half their ages. In

january 15, 2019

“Sometimes all that matters is that you’re still trying.” ~ Wilder     Yea, so, I’m totally loving my macro lens, and I’m totally proud of Leo. It will soon be a year since he lost his eye to cancer. He adjusted really quickly like the champ he is. He’s a babe. Plus, he’s super photogenic.   

january 14, 2019

“If you’re not kind to unkind people, you’re one of them. Unconditional kindness is not a declaration of who deserves it. It’s a declaration of who you are.” ~ Timber Hawkeye     I saw David Hurst Saturday. He showed me a recent vinyl discovery he’d made. I took a little trip down memory lane with his find; a signed promotional copy of our first LP. It was signed by

january 12, 2019

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling     Melissa Snow-Groves makes me howl with laughter. We did Rory’s three-month shots today and she did not disappoint (neither did Rory). It takes someone confident in themselves to makes such faces in