april 30, 2019

“I have found that among others benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ~ Maya Angelou  

april 29, 2019

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ~ Willie Nelson     If I’m not mistaken, many years ago, Andrea and Erin were roomies when they were both going through UK’s undergraduate theater program. Look at this top photo. Don’t they look like they’re in the throes of some serious thespian dialog? Both  women are so expressive. They’re expressive in their faces, actions, voices. They’re eat

april 28, 2019

“We can recognize happiness only when we remember the times of suffering.” ~  Thich Nhat Hanh     These three friends – Erin Chandler, Andrea Sayer Brooke, Stacy Yelton – go back over 30 years. I love seeing my old friends, and I take great joy in seeing other old friends reconnect. It makes me feel hopeful. 

april 27, 2019

“Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.” ~ Unknown     I had the honor of celebrating Erin Chandler’s trip around the sun with her and some of the most interesting women I know. Seriously: every woman at the table had an inspiring story of life. Erin, being one of these women, made her own birthday dinner

april 26, 2019

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.” ~ Thornton Wilder  

april 25, 2019

“Remember to spread happiness wherever you go.” ~ Unknown  

april 24, 2019

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” ~ Zig Ziglar     In the first family dwelling at Shakertown, which they outgrew and it went on to be the architect’s building and something else, it’s opened today to the public with displays of various activities that took place there. The upstairs has been cordoned off, and under the stairs this moment of positivity appears. 

april 23, 2019

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt     Anthony and the Git ‘Er Done boys returned today to take down the rotten tree out front (below). Folks who’ve followed me on facebook over the years have heard me talk – curse is more like it – about a neighbor I’ve nicknamed “Chainsaw Charlie” due to

april 22, 2019

“When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we’ even illness becomes wellness.” ~ Malcolm X     The remodeling has at last begun. It starts outside with the removal of three very mature trees. As much as I hate to take them down – I’ve put it off for twelve years – two are dead/dying and this water maple stands in the way of running a power line to a mast (part

april 21, 2019

“The trick is to care about everyone without caring what they think.” ~ Unknown