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.

april 27, 2018

“Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do.” ~ Unknown     It’s been one of the most technologically frustrating weeks of my career, and it’s pretty clear from the look on Doug’s face that he’d had a pretty rotten week, too. (we both got a big laugh out this picture) If I told you just how

may 15, 2016

“If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day.” ~ Leonard Cohen     Today concludes the last of the Library Spring Gala photos. You met Mark Cornelison back in 2014. He was the official photog at the gala, and boy did we all have a good time telling him congratulations. Not, because he was the photog, but because he’s going to be a dad very soon! I’m very

may 10, 2016

“Failure is a necessary part of success. [It] helps to break down the obstacles that perfectionism and self-doubt can create.” ~ Jon Wadswoth     Tonight I received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance at the annual Library Gala. They were prepared to bring it to me in my seat, but I insisted I walk up to get it. The limp was a little abnormal, but otherwise, it was all good.

may 4, 2016

“Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.” ~ Unknown     Okay, I’ll admit it. I had a darned near perfect day. Let me back up. On Monday, awesome boss Doug Boyd gave me a gift he’d found while going through some things at home. This morning, while he and I were having a nice chat, in walks Crystal Heis: show

september 25, 2015

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” ~ Unknown     I had an unexpected but pleasant surprise at work. Donald Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate and oral history guru to thousands around the globe, was in Lexington to deliver the annual Prichard Lecture which he did yesterday. He stopped by the Nunn Center this morning for an interview with Doug Boyd. It was a pleasure

august 19, 2015

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi     It is a rare thing as a supervisor to have every single person in the office be just the most awesome people ever. It is a rare thing as a co-worker to have every single person in the office be just the most awesome people ever. I am the luckiest

june 24, 2015

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ~ Mary Oliver     For a long time I’ve been trying to find a way to interview dad about his life. He met my friend and writing and art life mentor, Gurney Norman, back in December at the funeral of a mutual friend’s father. They hit it off big time. I’ve never known dad to make such an effort to be

october 31, 2014

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” ~ Tecumseh     I had the best Halloween this year that I’ve had since Kevin Edmondson’s party 20 years ago. Kevin had a casket in his living room

september 10, 2014

“Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.” ~ Joan Rivers     I had a very interesting morning (understatement). Doug conducted an interview with former Humana senior executive, former director of Churchill Downs, Kentucky native, and UK Alum, Carl Pollard (far right). Meanwhile, I (wo)maned our new totally awesome Panasonic video camera, and monitored sound. Neither Doug nor I had ever touched that camera before yesterday afternoon.