september 17, 2019

“I water you, you water me; we grow together.” ~ Brandon Nemhbard

september 16, 2019

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were really meant to be in the first place.” ~ Paulo Coehlo Now here’s a fella you haven’t met yet but don’t take that to mean he’s any less important. Eddie Barker is just elusive. He always has been and he’s one of my all-time favorite

september 15, 2019

“Soul work is not a high road. It’s a deep fall into an unforgiving darkness that won’t let you go until you find the song that sings you home.” ~ McCall Erickson Minnie Adkins is salt of the Earth and just as sweet as can be. She was at Pickin’ in the Park last weekend. Pam and I had a lovely visit with her, and she insisted we three have

september 14, 2019

“Don’t wait to reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.” ~ Karen Salmansohn It’s so much fun to watch people meet in person for the first after they’ve discovered they’re kindred spirits via social media. That whole idea is still just so foreign feeling to me, and yet I have connected with some of the finest people because of it. Laverne Fallen

september 13, 2019

“You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around.” ~ Tiny Buddha Whom better to introduce the fabulous Gurney Norman than his old hilarious buddy Ed McClanahan. It pleases me so much that their friendship has endured through all these many decades. I’m sure it pleases them, too. A good time was had by all.

september 12, 2019

“Smiling is mouth yoga.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I know Harold through music. Over the decades he has played in many bands, and I had the great pleasure to play with him when one of his drummers couldn’t make the gig. Meanwhile, he’s also a writer and had great support for our literary journal, Solidago. We had the chance to catch up a little at Gurney’s reading last week and

september 11, 2019

“Be teachable. You’re not always right.” ~ Unknown You’ve met Jim Bob Meade but this time you really get to see the man in action. He’s a hoot.

september 10, 2019

“There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority.” ~ Charles Kuralt This is where Kennedy’s Bookstore used to be. This is where I snapped one of my favorite photos of downtown. I couldn’t take that same shot now and Kennedy’s is never coming back. The University is constructing a long-overdue and much

september 9, 2019

“Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.” ~ Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell     Remember from Gurney’s book release party I said I ran into some of my favorite writers and hillbillies, and some were both? Here’s one of those. That’s a gal-dern good picture of Robert Gipe, too, even if I did snap it. Some

september 8, 2019

“Try to remember, the greener grass across the fence may be due to septic issues.” ~ Unknown After Kenny’s funeral Thursday, I busted a move back to Lexington in time for Gurney’s book release party at the Carnegie Center. It was, as expected, a fabulous evening. The room was filled with all my favorite writers and hillbillies (sometimes they’re the same). I got to see some old friends I hadn’t