november 1, 2015

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“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

 

collage of happy
collage of happy

 

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 up afterward. Sixty people attended Friday’s reception. Sixty people took time out of their lives to come see my work. Some I’d never met before Friday. Some sneaked in and out without my seeing them though they were kind enough to leave their signature. Some drove nearly two hours to be there. Some took off work. Some were recovering from major surgery. Some couldn’t stay long, and others stayed the whole time. Someone pointed out how many segments of my life were assembled in that room: family, close friends, old friends, new friends, co-workers, writers, actors, artists, musicians, librarians, bankers, software developers, railroad men, professors, social workers, therapists, pathologists, nutritionists, the list goes on. They’re not all represented in this collage, but I couldn’t think of a better way to have a group hug in the outhouse. Sixty people. I may be speechless for a week I’m so overcome with gratitude.

november 27, 2014

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“Lift the veil that obscures the heart, and there you will find what you are looking for.”
~ Kabir

 

from the lodge
from the lodge

 

I have so many things to be thankful for, but my two biggest things are my folks; Shirley and Shorty. I’m so lucky to have them at my age. They’re relatively okay, and mobile, which makes me even luckier. They are two of the finest people I’ve ever known. There’s a whole community of people to back me up on that, too. This year we decided to have Thanksgiving dinner at the Hemlock Lodge at Natural Bridge. We’ve eaten there for mother’s day and enjoyed it. It did not disappoint, and we saw a lot of Morgan Countians there as well. We went to Aunt Janet’s for a little tree decorating, pumpkin pie, and family picture. All of this I am thankful for.

 

family
family

january 6, 2013

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Life is too short to wait.” ~ Unknown

a former life
a former life (instagram)

Six words: Downton Abbey, Shirley MacClaine, Season 3. I’ve been so excited. I AM so excited. There are few television events that pique my interest, but this show is the culmination of so many superior arts; writing, cinematography, acting, on and on. I’m not alone in the enthusiasm, which makes it all the more fun. Good art should be enjoyed en masse! Rock on Shirley, and Julian Fellows, and Maggie Smith and and and and.