march 2, 2019

“We tend to think of age only in time, but I don’t think it has much to do with time at all; there’s a whole load of other things. I’ve met 16-year-olds who are old and 90-year-olds who are young.” ~ Roger Daltrey     Stacy and I were near the Man-O-War/Blazer Parkway area when we simultaneously saw this sight, saying a subtle “wow” in unison, vowing to return when

may 1, 2018

“As adults we try to relax from the never-ending quest for reason and order by drinking a little whiskey or smoking whatever works for us, but the wisdom isn’t in the whiskey or the smoke. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics.” ~ Willie Nelson     Something near my neighbor’s curb caught my eye last night. Not wanting to appear

january 14, 2018

“Find hope where there is none because no one is going to give it to you.” ~ Tsem Rinpoche     It’s cold. It’s January. Last winter was mild, and we paid the price when bug hordes came out of hibernation. This winter’s multiple Arctic freezes will, hopefully, stifle that rampant population come spring. It’s not too late to wish for more snow, though. It’s beautiful and brings with it

october 25, 2015

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” ~ Unknown     Fall is settling in nicely. It’s still rather warm despite yesterday’s rainy, breezy leaf blowing event. Now, with color in the trees, there’s also color on the ground. It truly is a beautiful time of year which takes the edge off the fact that my fantasy football team is utterly, completely, 110% awful

august 18, 2015

“I’m already setting a goal for myself in 2016….to be less of a worrier and more of a warrior.” ~ Brett Williams     So, I did this post once already, but my theme update went horribly wrong and ate the original post. Here I am, just before work, trying to recreate it. So, in short I said Morgan County has one Medal of Honor recipient, Col. William E. Barber.

july 7, 2014

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” ~ Pema Chodron

may 31, 2014

“Until further notice, celebrate everything.” ~ Unknown     Me: I’m not so sure Jesus and Buddha weren’t the same person. Normandi Ellis: They went to the same school.   Images from Camp Chesterfield where there was so much to take in, so much to learn, so much to photograph. Full disclosure; what I’ve called grotto of prayer is actually known as the Garden of Prayer. It was one of my favorite prayer

december 28, 2013

“If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I’ve been so busy this fall that I haven’t had time to deal with the yard. Couple that with summer’s unchecked overgrowth (a la nasty gallbladder business) because my neighbor thinks he lives in the country, and it makes for days of work. Seriously: days. A month

december 2, 2013

“Find the good and praise it.” – Alex Haley I noticed an interesting statue of Thomas Jefferson. I sometimes wonder what the founding fathers would make of this country today. Would they be pleased or mortified? We’d all like to think they’d be mortified, I’m sure, but let’s face it; they had slaves and sanctioned the genocide of thousands of Native Americans. For all those enlightened ideas they had, and

may 30, 2013

“If you don’t like what you’re doing, then don’t do it.” ~ Ray Bradbury You never know who you’ll run into on campus.