october 17, 2019

“If you stumble make it part of the dance.” ~ Unknown Post conference day demanded more great food and a long walk through downtown Salt Lake City. Utah Used Books had great window displays. I bet the inside is awesome. Alas, window shopping was all I got this time. Tomorrow’s a new day. I might go in.

october 16, 2019

“Be a good person  but don’t waste time to prove it.” ~ Unknown This guy right here is one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. You’ve not met him before because he pre-dates the outhouse, and being a Salt Lake City native, our paths don’t cross much anymore. Scott Christensen and I are into our second decade of friendship. He was instrumental in our early efforts of newspaper digitization.

october 15, 2019

“A dog is the only thing that loves you more than he loves himself.” ~ Josh Billings Sunday, we passed this half-deconstructed house with a herd of goats asleep at the front gate. We didn’t have time to stop, but we went back today. At first we were disappointed because the goats weren’t at the gate, though their awesome companion/guard dog was. However, as soon as we pulled into the

october 14, 2019

“Once you’ve been in the dark you learn to appreciate everything that shines.” ~ Unknown Not all stories are verbal and I guess that’s one reason I love photography so much. I see a story in every photo I post, but especially so in the top photo. I love great verbal stories, too. All kinds of stories. Ghost/alien/Bigfoot stories are among my favorites, and these boys and gals (below) tell

october 13, 2019

“Be true to yourself and surround yourself with positive, supportive people.” ~ Payal Kadakia Today we gathered to give Gary Thurman a big sendoff. He would have really enjoyed all the music and fellowship. Pam was strategic in her planning of the memorial holding it on a Full Hunter’s Moon. Here she is rising over Grand Lake of the Cherokees just off-shore where Gary spent a lot of time. It

october 12, 2019

“Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally.” ~ Hannah Bronfman Home with the bff in the golden hour Oklahoma light. 

october 11, 2019

“It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in the broken world.” ~ Mary Oliver The Lunch Ladies had the great pleasure of joining these two fabulous ladies, Judy Sackett and Elaine Heis. They had not met one another until today, but I knew they would be fast friends and they were. We ate, we talked, we laughed. The worst part of it all was

october 9, 2019

“Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.” ~ Mary Martin Today I was reminded that I am really digging Historic Preservation in the College of Design. I stopped by the Design Library’s reception for the Bauhaus celebration. If you’re not familiar, Bauhaus was a German art school from 1919 to 1933 that produced some of the most groundbreaking graphic design and art. Their work

october 8, 2019

“When I say ‘be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres 

october 7, 2019

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~  William James   This sign and the house it belongs to came up in class a week ago. It sits in a historic neighborhood near downtown. Years ago, when the fight first started, I remember the owner being super mad at the city’s historic district zoning laws because they denied him some remodel he wanted to make. It