april 18, 2018

“For the ways that I have harmed another in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly, through ignorance and confusion, I ask for forgiveness. For anyone who has harmed me in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly,– through ignorance or confusion I offer my forgiveness. For all the ways that I have harmed myself, either knowingly or unknowingly  through ignorance and confusion, I heal these wounds with forgiveness.” ~ Traditional Buddhist

april 17, 2018

“Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.” ~ Unknown     The snow stopped, the wind slowed, the sun came out, and the temperature rose. It was a beautiful day inside as well. Everyone I encountered was in a sunny disposition, and the universe in general seemed to be throwing nothing but good fortune on many who crossed my path, including me. Any day you’re surrounded by

april 16, 2018

“When you start seeing your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.” ~ Unknown     Yea, so, according to the calendar it’s April 16th. According to Mother Nature it’s January 16th. The whipping north wind was cold enough to slice your face wide open, and the snow vacillated between big and fluffy to something called graupel that looked for all the world like tiny styrofoam

april 9, 2018

“You can practice thinking, but the answer you get by thinking is not the only answer you should know.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki     It’s April 9 and you see that white stuff? Yea, that’s snow. Granted, it was nearly all gone by the time I went to work, but still it’s April 9. Meanwhile, I had a really productive day. So, if it needs to sprinkle some white stuff

april 7, 2018

“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” ~ Unknown     This was our rare April “snowstorm” the weather(wo)men were so hyped about. Just as well it didn’t materialize since it was the weekend. Us working folk wouldn’t have benefitted anyway what with already being off. I took advantage of the bad weather and watched a really great documentary called George Harrison: Living

march 22, 2018

“It’s not your job to be anything to anyone.” ~ Unknown     Last week I was headed outside to photograph the beautiful snow when I was stopped by a co-worker in need. I delayed my outdoor stroll to heed the call, in the Special Collections Reading Room no less. The sky was so beautiful through the windows that I didn’t let the indoors stop me from snapping away. We

march 16, 2018

“Love yourself.” ~ Unknown     I’ve shown you snow shots from the President’s yard. I’ve even shown you summer, spring and fall shots from the President’s yard, but I don’t think I’ve actually shown the President’s house. Here it is in all its snowy glory.     It’s called Maxwell Place (good luck not calling it Maxwell House), and I believe it was built by (or for) a former

march 14, 2018

“It’s fully in your hands whether you stay stuck or move forward.” ~ Dr Anastasia Chopelas     I said there’d be more snow pictures, and here they are. Well, some of them, anyway. I took a walk around the President’s yard. I wish photos gave an accurate idea of just how big this tree is. It’s circumference is impressive. I’m no arborist, but I think it’s safe to say

march 12, 2018

“Five things to quit right now: 1. Trying to please everyone 2. Fearing change 3. Living in the past 4. Putting yourself down 5. Overthinking” ~ Unknown     I put aside what I’d planned to post today because we were gifted with a gorgeous snow overnight. Mother Nature took pity on us Kentuckians, after the springing forward idiocy, and dropped nine inches of the white stuff on Lexington, which

february 1, 2018

“So much of our happiness depends on how we choose to look at the world.” ~ Unknown     There came a cold front through town tonight. It dropped the biggest snowflakes I recall seeing. A fellow mindfulness classmate remarked she, too, had never seen flakes so big. It was magical. In the end, there was barely accumulation. Just enough to whet my appetite for a big storm. But the