june 25, 2019

“Happy are those who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.” ~ Unknown     In case I haven’t mentioned that my house is being remodeled, my house is being remodeled. We started about four weeks ago. One evening, the ace electrician left behind his cool rastafari cap. I had a chuckle when I saw it and I knew immediately

march 17, 2016

“May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!” ~ Irish Proverb     Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! Let us give thanks that ‘ol St. Paddy ran all the snakes out of Ireland and that, today, we have the chance to embrace our Irishness, even those who aren’t Irish. Erin Go Braugh! (or Éire go

february 12, 2017

“Don’t promise when you’re happy. Don’t reply when you’re angry and don’t decide when you’re sad.” ~ Unknown     Can you believe it?  Stacy Yelton ventured out with me to the grocery. I was on two missions: one for food, and the other for hats. The wee bit Irish lass in her wee hat cracks me up. I’ve laughed at this picture all day. Carol Hart’s birthday was yesterday, so

march 24, 2014

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson It’s a great day when I get a postcard so, I’m not sure what to call today. The first thing I read was a postcard from Brett, Lisa, and Jackson “Cincinnati Red” Bick, “I heard you liked postcards…” That just made my day, and it’s my first postcard from

january 19, 2014

“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” ~ John Lennon Just before Stacy and I left for our weekly grocery extravaganza, my mother called. Their beloved little aussie

november 25, 2013

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~William Arthur Ward Given that Thanksgiving is three days away, and the first major winter storm is due to begin tonight, Kroger was surprisingly calm. Until, of course, it was time to play hat. Then, suddenly, everyone in the store converged upon this epic head ware display. It was pretty funny.

september 7, 2013

“Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.” ~ Unknown I grew up with artist Ron Gevedon. Against all odds he has remained as steadfast and driven to making art as anyone I’ve ever met. His work is thought-provoking, rooted in history, and steeped in Appalachian spirit. One of my favorite works is his Cannel City Coal Babies ceramic rattle. He

june 25, 2013

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” ~ Albert Einstein Let this sweet little sno-cap reinforce what Master Einstein has said. Never give up on what you really want!

may 4, 2013

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson It seems I’ve gotten a Derby party tradition started. This makes me extremely happy. My best Lexington peeps show up a few hours before the race and talk, drink beer, eat, laugh, and buy into the Derby pool (I won 2012, Bryan Bartlett 2013). Last year was also Cinco de Mayo, so we went

april 25, 2013

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Spring is here and they’ve wheeled out the straw hats. Stacy and I were like kids in a candy shop. I got to thinking: I wonder how cool all those pictures are together? So, I put ’em together. It all started with a little green frog when Stacy was still unemployed and terrified. Now look