may 21, 2018

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” ~ Henry Ward Beecher     I wasn’t the photographer for Corinne and Connor’s wedding, so what did I do? I took the worst possible lens along and then kicked myself for it the entire night because all

october 30, 2016

“Be a nice human.” ~ Unknown     You know how they say you never appreciate what’s in your own back yard? Guilty! I grew up close to the Red River Gorge, just 35 miles to the east in fact. I never gave it a second thought. I saw it all the time. But somehow I never saw the Nada Tunnel on Highway 77, or at least I don’t ever recall driving that

may 13, 2016

“Think good thoughts. Say nice things. Do good for others. Everything comes back.” ~ Unknown   I popped off a few selfies at Tuesday’s Library Spring Gala. The colors were garish, the exposures wrong, and paired with the completely wrong lens, I didn’t care for any of them. But I love the people with me, so I took a page from one of them; excellent photographer and Special Collections Associate Dean

march 30, 2016

“Each day, I say, ‘Today I will do my best to be a good ancestor.”‘ ~ Mary Carroll-Hackett     Sharon said something about a selfie. I obliged. It’s hard to do with a 40mm lens and short arms, but we got something. I’m going with success.

february 3, 2016

“Your job in this world is to be the very best person that you can be, with no excuses and no complaints.” ~ Unknown     I’m getting to know Kyle Macy a little more every time I see him. Today, I learned we have a mutual friend in Andrea Sayer-Brook. Apparently, I’ve been living in a cave because I didn’t realize they did a morning show together some years

october 4, 2015

“Consider becoming the type of energy that, no matter where you go, you always add value to the spaces and lives of those around you.” ~ Unknown     This was a big, nervous day for me. If you’ve been following the outhouse, then you know I’ve been working on a series of photos called Sacred Spaces. The first exhibit of the work was scheduled to hang today at First

december 23, 2014

“Responsibility: the ability to choose your response. How other people behave is their karma; how you react is yours.” ~ Timber Hawkeye     If you’re in Central Kentucky and you own a Toyota, you owe it to yourself, and to the car, to take it to Lowell’s for service. They never charge for stuff I don’t need. They sometimes find problems I didn’t know I had, like a brake

december 12, 2014

“I stand before you tonight to represent the people who do not count: The poor, the poets, and monks. As long as there are people who are trying to realize the divine in themselves, there shall be hope in the world.” ~ Thomas Merton     I got the best, and funniest, Christmas present in the mail today. BFF Angie Bliss Fanning saw a picture of this outhouse and knew

april 10, 2014

“Seek to do brave and lovely things which are left undone by the majority of people. Give gifts of love and peace to those whom others pass by.”  ~ Paramhansa Yogananda Meet UK Provost Christine Riordan. We met taking this picture. Actually, we were never formally introduced, but I suspect she’ll remember me after today, or at least she’ll remember her visit. She was scheduled to come by Special Collections for

november 21, 2013

“Each day brings its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” ~ Ruth Ann Schabacker “I saw it hanging in the window and I just had to have it.” Props to Carol Burnett. That woman, one of the funniest human beings ever, made a significant impression on me and my sense of humor. If only I could do physical comedy without breaking my neck. Alas, it’s best I stay upright, and be thankful