july 9, 2019

“Life is short. Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake.” ~ Unknown  

march 14, 2018

“It’s fully in your hands whether you stay stuck or move forward.” ~ Dr Anastasia Chopelas     I said there’d be more snow pictures, and here they are. Well, some of them, anyway. I took a walk around the President’s yard. I wish photos gave an accurate idea of just how big this tree is. It’s circumference is impressive. I’m no arborist, but I think it’s safe to say

february 6, 2018

Coincidence or not? If… a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Equals… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Then… knowledge (11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5) = 96%       hardwork (8+1+18+4+24+15+18+11) = 98% Both

october 14, 2014

“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?” ~ Gabrielle Roth     State Street in Madison, Wisconsin is a happening stretch of road. Running

february 4, 2014

“Well, of course he passed away! But that doesn’t mean he’s gone.” ~ Arlo Guthrie It was a snowy walk from one library to the other. It offered a peaceful look at our summertime lunch area at the President’s house, but clearly, the most popular spot on campus when it snows is the bowl in front of the main library. Snow is fun!

october 14, 2013

“What you allow is what will continue.” ~ Unknown You might remember the bench that sits at a house on my street from last week. One of my oldest friends in the world, Robin Dalton, challenged me to do a self portrait at the same bench. This morning I stopped at the bench, and asked Stacy Yelton to lend a hand – or shooting finger as it were – to

october 9, 2013

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ~ Socrates There’s a house on my street with a lovely maple tree and bench. The scene this morning in the fall sun begged me to stop. It’s good to stop and appreciate the beauty around us. It’s important for our souls. And it doesn’t hurt to have a camera

march 6, 2013

“It’s okay to be humble. It’s also okay to be awesome.” ~ Jeffery Platts It’s best to sow grass seed just before the last snow of the season. The weight packs each seed into the ground, and gives them an early start with rising temps. I knew I needed to sow grass before last night’s snow since it may well be the last for this year. Did I? Of course not. Fortunately,