june 30, 2019

“Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.” ~ Jose Marti  

june 29, 2019

“Don’t waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear.” ~ Unknown  

june 28, 2019

“Yesterday is heavy. Put it down.” ~ Unknown     I had the best lunch date imaginable. Friend and colleague Esta Day Tovstiadi returned to the Bluegrass for a visit. She brought along the newest mister in the family, baby Nikoli. His eyes are piercing and he’s got the most genuine smile imaginable. He watched us curiously as we ate lunch, and when we smiled at him, he smiled back.

june 27, 2019

“Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.” ~ Unknown     Met some of my gal pals – Jeanne Marie, Erin, and Deb – for an evening of readings at Apollo Pizza in Richmond. Silas House closed down the evening with a beautiful story about fishing with his aunt Sis whom he has written about many times. We also had the opportunity to hear

june 26, 2019

“Make a decision to talk about why you’re blessed, not stressed. You give life to what you focus on.” ~ Kristen Butler     Ah, another great day in the office. The fabulous Ron Eller was the inaugural interviewee for the new UK Appalachian Center Oral History Project. If you’re unfamiliar with Dr. Eller, I’ll catch you up. He was Director of the UK Appalachian Center for 15 years, distinguished

june 25, 2019

“Happy are those who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.” ~ Unknown     In case I haven’t mentioned that my house is being remodeled, my house is being remodeled. We started about four weeks ago. One evening, the ace electrician left behind his cool rastafari cap. I had a chuckle when I saw it and I knew immediately

june 24, 2019

“You live most of your life inside your head. Make sure it’s a nice place to be.” ~ Unknown  

june 23, 2019

“What worries you, masters you.” ~ John Locke  

june 22, 2019

“Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch, you’re starting from experience.” ~ Tiny Buddha  

june 21, 2019

“Whatever you hear about me please believe it. I no longer have time to explain myself. You can also add some if you want.” ~ Unknown     Shero had her first follow-up with the orthopedic surgeon today. Though she is far from healed, she is improving really well. Afterward, as we were waiting for her ride to arrive in the nearly perfect Friday morning weather, who should pull up