august 25, 2019

“Be kind. That’s how you kill the monsters.” ~ Unknown

august 24, 2019

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.’” ~ John Muir   I will never eat Manwich without thinking fondly of Greg Daniel’s mother, Wanda, who, long before this can’s suggestion, introduced a slice of American Cheese to the sandwich to me. She and Greg gave me one of the

september 29, 2018

“What flatterers say, try to make true.” ~ German proverb     After a day of adventuring, we found our way to Maysville. There, we came across a great restaurant situated beside the railroad tracks and the river. The restaurant sits beside the Amtrak station that isn’t actually open anymore which is pretty sad. The tracks, the station, and the restaurant are on the outside of the flood wall like

february 4, 2017

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” ~ Thomas Merton     I’ve been doing some fun work the last two days. As you know, I’ve had a

december 2, 2016

“I think anyone who has a passion for what they love to do, and who pursue it, is inspirational for me.” ~ Colin Morgan     Earlier this week my boss walked into my office and asked, “What is this thing everyone’s congratulating you for on facebook?” I didn’t know what he was talking about until he mentioned Jen Bartlett. The night before, Jen and husband Bryan had each posted

november 1, 2016

“Don’t give up. Great things take time.” ~ Unknown     A couple of weeks ago Annie Bassoni dropped by with the last of our CSA load. I’d just gotten home from a trip, so Wally was super clingy. I finally picked him up, and this is what he did. Annie instantly grabbed my phone. I love this little dog so much. Kinda looks like he loves me, too. How lucky

october 28, 2016

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~ Lucille Ball     Remember the post from two days ago and Sunken City when I mentioned that parts of Point Firman had sank too? Driving from our lookout near that overlook to Point Firman felt a lot further than

june 8, 2016

“Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.” ~ Zig Ziglar     In April, Aunt Janet marked the third year in her new house. Soon after she moved in my colleague and quilting artist, Sarah Vaughan, created a beautiful wall hanging to hide the hideous grey electrical panel the builders put in the living room (why they thought that was a good idea is beyond me). The quilt was several inches short

april 25, 2015

“To believe in something and not live it is dishonest.”~ Gandhi     I love Lexington Diner. Their food is exceptional, and the wait staff are the kindest in all the land. I’m pretty sure I’ll never eat here without thinking of J. Wendel Cox. We had such a great conversation over breakfast last time he was in town that it’s seared into my mind as a Wendel place. Stacy Yelton

january 13, 2015

It’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it. ~Leo Tolstoy   I actually missed posting on this day after suffering a nasty cold, replete with swollen lymph nodes and massive headache. So, I slept most of the day. Let’s just move on, shall we?