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

april 10, 2015

“The spirit of a man is constructed out of his choices.” ~ Irvin D. Yalom     If you live in Lexington, or you’ve followed the outhouse since the beginning, then you likely remember Mamadou Savané (right), owner of Sav’s Grill and West African Cuisine near UK’s campus. You might also recall last year when he suffered a kitchen accident that burned a good portion of his body. His son, Bangaly (left), then only

january 25, 2012

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money ~ Cree Proverb This is Mamadou Savané. He’s from Kindia, Guinea in West Africa. His wife was in the Peace Corps there, and that’s where they met. He came back to the states with her and was soon cooking for friends and family. Apparently,