august 23, 2018

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ~ Hans Selye     Well, our tiny heroine was back at the track this evening for the weenie dog race redux. I got sick yesterday and wasn’t sure I’d be there, but daggone it, I was determined. I should have maybe shared some of that determination with ‘Lil Bit. In her defense, this was her first

may 16, 2016

“Let not kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.” ~ Unknown     Have you ever wondered how dogs learn to beg? Wonder no more. Here we see Crystal Heis demonstrating proper begging protocol. Ever the attentive students, Wally and Bianka had gotten the hang of it by session’s end. Try it with your pets.

may 5, 2016

“As adults we try to relax from the never-ending quest for reason and order by drinking a little whiskey or smoking whatever works for us, but the wisdom isn’t in the whiskey or the smoke. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics.” ~ Willie Nelson     BFF Crystal Heis’ parents, Elaine and Steve, came down from Ohio and invited Stacy

october 30, 2015

“You can’t make everyone happy. You are not pizza.” ~ Unknown     The artist’s reception for Sacred Spaces was held this evening at First Presbyterian Church’s gallery. Stacy, Marie, and Crystal took off work early to help me set up. I swear, I don’t know what I would have done without them. Annie Bassoni arrived with pinwheels and the most beautiful dahlia flowers. Jeanne Marie Hibbard’s incredible dips were

august 15, 2015

“Remember that your natural state is joy.” ~ Wayne Dyer     I met Annie Bassoni at the Woodland Art Fair today. I had so much fun, and ran into so many people I love. It really did my heart good to hug all their necks. My favorite photo of the day, however, has got to be this little girl asking Bangaly Savané for ice cream. Or maybe she was

february 21, 2012

“Be wild and crazy and drunk with Love. If you are too careful, Love will not find you.” ~ Rumi It was Phat Tuesday. My lunch companions for a second year was Crystal Heis and Ken Trainor. We’ve decided to make this our little tradition – the Terry/Trainor Phat Tuesday lunch. I can’t think of two prettier smiling faces with whom to eat maque choux and King Cake. We didn’t find