may 31, 2019

“Fill your life with adventure, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” ~ Unknown  

december 21, 2016

“Ring the bells that still can ring | Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything | That’s how the light gets in” ~ Leonard Cohen     Yesterday, Crystal and I walked back to the office from Commonwealth Stadium. We went through the Blanding Tower dorm area. I delivered more pizzas to those old dorms than I can count back when I was in undergrad school in

may 22, 2016

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton     I made my way from Ellen Fagala in Little Rock to Angie Bliss Fanning at the 2 Pony Ranch in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It was my first look at the ranch without the iconic red house. It was a bit jarring, but

june 20, 2015

“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” ~ Marianne Williamson     I was supposed to be at Serpent Mound in Ohio to watch the sun set into the serpent’s mouth as it does every summer Solstice (technically Solstice is tomorrow, but observance was tonight). Instead, I sat inside most of the day and watched the winds of Tropical Storm

january 22, 2014

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is  and there’s going to be a way through it.” ~ Michael J. Fox I awoke at 5 a.m. The ice hanging from the house had stretched closer to the ground, and everything was glistening in the moonlight; icicles, trees, yard, even the snow covered grill looked holy. This shot was the best I could do in the

august 19, 2013

“Sound when stretched is music. Movement when stretched is dance. Mind when stretched is meditation. Life when stretched is celebration.” ~ Ravishankar I parked in a different location this morning to avoid the onslaught of student returns. I have to say, the walk to the office was fantastic. Peaceful is a word I would use. Even the cicadas seemed happy. I shall explore this space more in coming weeks. I