june 17, 2019

“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” ~ Les Brown     There was some serious freshman orientation happening today on campus, and wherever there’s a large gathering of UK students, The Wildcat is sure to be found. True to that, he made an appearance at the Student Center just as we arrived for lunch. Naturally, as an

april 18, 2019

“I dare you. I dare you to believe that you are more than your current reality.” ~ Unknown   

december 21, 2018

“The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.” ~ Normal Vincent Peale     Crystal loves to help me spend my money. Let me back up a bit. I really needed a macro lens when I photographed Melissa and David Hurst’s newborn back in October. Melissa let me borrow hers. I mentioned to Crystal that some things require a macro, like photographing

november 16, 2018

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical, person that you are.” ~ Mandy Hale     Friday is great because it’s Friday, but this Friday was extra great because I got to see lots of people I love, meet two new people I loved right away, and listened to some inspiring thoughts by Jad Abumrad, founder and co-host of the popular NPR program

august 31, 2018

“Maybe thousands do not know your name, but you have the power to completely change the lives of those around you with love; and that, I’ve learned, is far more gratifying and important.” ~ Avery Rogers     For the second time in two weeks Crystal and I have worn the same t-shirts on Friday. Gail was kind enough to snap a pic of us, but not before I snapped

august 23, 2018

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ~ Hans Selye     Well, our tiny heroine was back at the track this evening for the weenie dog race redux. I got sick yesterday and wasn’t sure I’d be there, but daggone it, I was determined. I should have maybe shared some of that determination with ‘Lil Bit. In her defense, this was her first

august 11, 2018

“I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.” ~ Marla Gibbs      I’ve been looking

august 6, 2018

“Hate is heavy. Let it go.” ~ Unknown     Ann Bassoni may be the queen of practical jokes. Yesterday, we’re driving home from the Distillery District when she says, “Hey, Catherine and Susan live right here. Let’s stop.” Naturally, we all say okay. Then Annie says, “Okay, listen. We knock on the door and ask if they have any fresh baked goods. If they say no, we just leave.

august 5, 2018

“As always, the message is the same: make today count.” ~ Vicki Caroline Cheatwood     I spent 90% of Saturday working, either on work work or chores around the house. This morning, after coffee, I clipped Wally (a really good job I might add) and resigned myself to another day of work. Then I got a text from Annie Bassoni. She had a plan that included ice cream. She

july 21, 2018

“Don’t wait. Life goes faster than you think.” ~ Unknown     Shell and Crystal admired a camera sitting atop the Audubon cabinet housing Transy Library’s copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The ladies give scale to the enormous prints that were bound into beautiful leather bindings. The prints and the cabinet, which was specially made for the volumes, were donated to the library by a wealthy woman