july 14, 2018

“Perhaps the biggest mistake I made in the past was that I believed love was about finding the right person. In reality, love is about becoming the right person. Don’t look for the person you want to spend your life with. Become the person you want to spend your life with.” ~ Neil Strauss     Today, Solidago Literary Journal was at the Lexington Farmers Market representing Brier Books at the

february 14, 2017

“Happiness isn’t getting all you want. It’s enjoying all you have.” ~ Unknown     I had a pleasant surprise yesterday when Catherine Brereton dropped by my office for a special delivery of Solidago’s inaugural issue. The journal was all her idea. I’m constantly surprised that she asked me to be involved. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. She (and Susan-the-awesome-poetry-editor) is so easy to work with,

february 4, 2017

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” ~ Thomas Merton     I’ve been doing some fun work the last two days. As you know, I’ve had a

december 2, 2016

“I think anyone who has a passion for what they love to do, and who pursue it, is inspirational for me.” ~ Colin Morgan     Earlier this week my boss walked into my office and asked, “What is this thing everyone’s congratulating you for on facebook?” I didn’t know what he was talking about until he mentioned Jen Bartlett. The night before, Jen and husband Bryan had each posted

october 29, 2016

“Your face will change. Your body will change. The only kind of beauty that endures is the kind that lives in your heart.” ~ Lori Deschene     BFF Catherine graduated from the first MFA Creative Writing class at UK back in May. During her last year she’d been Editor-in-Chief of Limestone, UK’s long-time creative writing journal. BFF Susan quit a tenure faculty position at Cornell (yes, that Cornell) teaching English