august 11, 2019

“Life may not be the party we’d hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.” ~ Unknown     Annie Bassoni and I made a trip to Ohio to see (in Annie’s case meet) BFFs Eric and Bree Chapman. This protective dude at the entrance of Eric and Bree’s abode, The Rookery, caught me eye every time we walked through the door. I think he knew we were in

november 17, 2014

“A test: Try living the life of a good person and see how it suits you. Be the one happy with her fate, rejoicing in his acts of justice, and bent on deeds of kindness.” ~ Marcus Aurelius     The office is getting a facelift (new carpet), and that means everything is upside down, and that means I’m even busier than usual. We had our first snow accumulation today and

january 7, 2014

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~ Ralph Marston Last year about this time HRB Crystal Heis found the Travelocity roaming gnome on sale. We bought him for Stacy because she loved him, and she would often use his line, “I’m on my wayyyyy,” when leaving work. Making his home on Stacy’s office desk, he sparked many a joyful conversation with passersby. By March, HRB was again

december 28, 2013

“If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I’ve been so busy this fall that I haven’t had time to deal with the yard. Couple that with summer’s unchecked overgrowth (a la nasty gallbladder business) because my neighbor thinks he lives in the country, and it makes for days of work. Seriously: days. A month