july 3, 2018

“To be kind is more important that to be right.” ~ Unknown     I had a morning full of errands downtown. I called Stacy and asked if she’d like to have breakfast in between said errands. She suggested Doodles, which occupies an old gas station at the corner of 3rd and Lime. Neither of us had eaten there, and being a beautiful day, it was perfect for a breakfast

june 1, 2018

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh     Stacy and I have been sharing a lot of meals lately. Her life has blossomed dramatically over the last eighty days, and as a result, her sense of humor is in wicked fine form. I have to be careful when I place food and drink in my mouth so as not to shower

march 5, 2017

“Never forget yesterday, but always live for today, because you never know what tomorrow can bring, or what it can take away.” ~ Tiny Buddha     Stacy, Annie, and I were invited to Susan and Catherine’s for brunch in their new house. PJs were optional, but as you can see, we all showed up in casual wear. What a treat it was to spend a few hours with these

may 24, 2016

“When I started counting my blessings my whole life turned around.” ~ Willie Nelson     Today I saw lots of people I love, and met some new friends that are already special. You’ll see them a bit later, but for now, let it suffice that my day was made when I had breakfast with Angie and Regina Barnett. You haven’t been formally introduced to Regina Barnett before now. There is so

february 16, 2015

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” ~ Muhammad Ali     The snow was nearly nine inches deep

august 10, 2013

“People don’t run out of luck. They run out of try.” ~ J. Hackett I met my cousins for breakfast. We’ve tried to meet for dinner a number of times, but between my usual too much to do, and their having young kids, dinnertime is hard. We found this morning, however, that breakfast is pretty doggone perfect. We always have so much fun laughing and talking. It was totally worth

november 18, 2012

“Forget what’s gone, appreciate what remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” ~ Jace Flournoy For me and Stacy Yelton, breakfast at Winchell’s is never bad, but today the food wasn’t what made it great. It was Catherine Brereton and Susan Stewart that made it spectacular. They’re two of the smartest, funniest women I’ve ever met. I was snorting. Hilarity aside, their intellect, particularly in the field of creative