april 21, 2019

“The trick is to care about everyone without caring what they think.” ~ Unknown  

january 28, 2019

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall     Reinette Jones has a heart of pure gold and she can light up the darkest room even on a bad day. When Stacy hugged her, and I snapped the top pic, I said something about being at a bad angle causing me to shoot up Reinette’s

january 27, 2019

“Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts out excellent.” ~ Unknown     I had a great day and it wasn’t even my birthday. But it was Annie Bassoni’s birthday and she gathered a ton of friends at The Burl Arcade. The plan was hatched last week over Cards Against Humanity and today she pulled it off. Many of us arrived not long after they opened, and before

february 15, 2018

“May your life be like a wildflower growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.” ~ Native American Proverb     Hands down, Reinette Jones brings the best people and projects into Special Collections. Meet Debra Faulk aka DD Rainbow, Comedy Empress. Reinette invited us to attend Debra’s rehearsal for her upcoming TEDx talk. Whenever it makes it online, you have to watch it. You will laugh and

august 21, 2017

“Simply knowing that God loves all people is not enough – it is the first step in allowing deeds of compassion, mercy and justice to flow from our hands.” ~ Rev. Katherine Redmond     I stepped outside the office to view the eclipse and ran into lots of people I know like Catherine Brereton (above) and Deirdre Scaggs and Reinette Jones (below). The first time I saw the sun

november 1, 2015

“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” ~ James Allen     I had a guest register available at the reception. I didn’t realize I’d forgotten it until I went to bed Friday night. I attended All Saints Day service this morning and picked it

february 25, 2015

“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” ~ Haruki Murakami   At yesterday’s sesquicentennial soiree, the lunch ladies and I grabbed full plates and headed to the break room for some peace and quiet. Reinette Jones joined us. She was looking a little like a deer in the headlights. Apparently, she’d become a favorite of the school’s newspaper photographer. He’d followed her as she perused the exhibit for the soiree, snapping

september 25, 2014

“When you come upon a path that brings benefit and happiness to all, follow this course as the moon journeys through the stars.” ~ Buddha     I had the most interesting conversation/brainstorming session with co-workers Jaime Burton, Reinette Jones, and Stacie Williams. Between plentiful ideas for a grant proposal and an extensive examination of Hip Hop, I came away feeling a lot smarter than when I went in. Plus,

august 12, 2014

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” ~ Robin Williams     I woke up still in shock over Robin Williams’ death. And just like last night, today’s news feeds were nothing but R.I.P.’s. Why has this man’s death so affected the world? The first 10 minutes of the evening news was devoted to him, record floods and wars be damned. Why? I’ve thought about

august 7, 2014

“Fear is going to be a player in life, but you get to decide how much…so many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. ” ~ Jim Carrey     The word today is ‘green’. Reinette Jones was wearing green. Mom asked that I deliver to Reinette a jar of her homemade bread and butter pickles. I did, and lo, the pickles and the shirt were strikingly similar. Thankfully,