september 9, 2019

“Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.” ~ Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell     Remember from Gurney’s book release party I said I ran into some of my favorite writers and hillbillies, and some were both? Here’s one of those. That’s a gal-dern good picture of Robert Gipe, too, even if I did snap it. Some

april 20, 2018

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.     Apollo Pizza in Richmond is a groovy little pizza and beer joint that also happens to have a big brain. Their Pages and Pints gatherings feature a variety of local and regional authors who read from their works while patrons enjoy pizza on handmade crust, or

april 19, 2018

“It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.” ~ Tony Robbins     These things right here topped off a wonderful evening adventure at Apollo Pizza in Richmond with most of the Happiness Gals. I’m exhausted, in a good way, but there will be more about this fabulous night in another post. Suffice it to say, I’ve had a

may 31, 2015

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain     I found out my friend Robert Gipe, author of Trampoline, was reading today at Morris Book Shop. Annie Bassoni agreed to meet

march 28, 2015

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” ~ Vince Lombardi     Today felt like Old Home Day. I ran into friends I haven’t seen and spoken with, in some cases, for close to twenty years. Meanwhile, I met and made new friends, too. As you can see from Errol’s smile above, we survived our presentations. They were sort of in the middle of my