august 21, 2018

“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought it would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” ~ TinyBuddha     Even though I work in oral history, I don’t have time to do many interviews (that’s not what I was hired to do anyway), but on occasion, I’m able to carve out a little time and spend

july 14, 2018

“Perhaps the biggest mistake I made in the past was that I believed love was about finding the right person. In reality, love is about becoming the right person. Don’t look for the person you want to spend your life with. Become the person you want to spend your life with.” ~ Neil Strauss     Today, Solidago Literary Journal was at the Lexington Farmers Market representing Brier Books at the

june 30, 2017

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” ~ Wayne Dyer     Two long-time colleagues retired this week. Gail Kennedy, pictured here with Ruth Bryan, was one of them. I’ve worked closely with Gail in these later years, and I’ve gotten to know her rather well through our shared love of art. I will miss her kindness in the hallway, her smile in the lobby,

january 21, 2017

“In a way life itself tracks a person’s generosity, much like an airline might track frequent flyer miles. The more you give, the more you earn, the higher you fly, and the further you go.” ~ Robin Jackson     Today I did something I’ve never done. I went to a protest march; the Women’s March. I tend to keep my political views to myself. The outhouse provides me a

april 28, 2016

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” ~ Hermann Hesse     I had the most inspiring lunch today with my friend Gail Kennedy. She wanted to show her appreciation for my photographing the Men of Note concert a few weeks ago, so off to lunch

march 31, 2016

“Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy.” ~ Unknown     My friend Gail Kennedy, who told me about the Easter sunrise services last Sunday, also invited me to photograph the celebration she and Ruth Bryan organized for the Men of Note archives. The evening featured some of the members of the band (the oldest is about 85),

february 14, 2016

“If you’re getting overwhelmed by life, just return to the immediate present moment and savour all that is beautiful and comforting. Take a deep breath, relax.” ~ unknown     At the invitation of my friend Gail Kennedy, I attended, albeit late, Sunday services at Central Christian Church in downtown Lexington this morning. I was immediately taken with the contemporary appearance of the stained glass window behind the chancel called “God at Work

december 20, 2014

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it. ~ Ralph Marston     It was such an interesting soiree last month a la Emily Post-style high tea that Ruth Bryan decided to do

december 15, 2014

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer     Today, we had our holiday potluck for Special Collections Research Center. After we dined on some truly fabulous dishes – like Jason Flahardy’s smoked ham, Gail Kennedy’s killer coconut pie, Deirdre Scaggs awesome pumpkin bundt cake, and Crystal Heis’ sweet potato chili

april 10, 2014

“Seek to do brave and lovely things which are left undone by the majority of people. Give gifts of love and peace to those whom others pass by.”  ~ Paramhansa Yogananda Meet UK Provost Christine Riordan. We met taking this picture. Actually, we were never formally introduced, but I suspect she’ll remember me after today, or at least she’ll remember her visit. She was scheduled to come by Special Collections for