july 7, 2019

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and

september 19, 2018

“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach     You might remember Deb and Virgil Alcorn from when they married way back in 2013. It was one of the few weddings I agreed to

september 5, 2018

“You got to look at things with the eye of your heart, not the eye in your head.” ~ Unknown     Terry Keys told me a story many years ago that I will never get out of my head, and I don’t want to. It’s his story to tell, but it has to do with the pronunciation of his name, where Terry is pronounced as Turry. I can’t hear

march 17, 2016

“Don’t ruin a new day by thinking about yesterday. Let it go.” ~ Unknown     I looked up from my desk to find this standing in front of me. I laughed out loud and I couldn’t help but think of Carol Hart. I know it’s not a hat (the hats Stacy used to model from Kroger that Carol found so cute), but somehow I think Carol would have appreciated Stacy

april 25, 2014

“Fight depression by any means necessary. Kindness, rest, routines, exercise, simplicity, meditation; find one pleasure. LOVE SOMETHING.” ~ David DeWitt     The thing I love most about my job is getting to know the people who work tirelessly to collect and preserve Kentucky’s history. Miles Hoskins is one such person. You might remember him from the first year of the outhouse when Reinette Jones and I travelled to Mt.

november 9, 2013

“The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling  with someone who matters to you.” ~ Unknown The girls got new glasses. It’s good to see. I find it helpful.