august 4, 2017

“The politics of Jesus in 5 words: Love your neighbor as yourself. In 3 words: Love your neighbor. In 1 word: Love.” ~ Nathan Hamm     One advantage to spending time at UK Chandler Hospital is the art. Last night, when mom was moved back to her room from Good Sam (where the surgery took place), I was walking from the parking garage when I noticed this sculpture for

february 18, 2017

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness, and just be happy.” ~ Guillaume Apollinaire     UK’s Army ROTC outstanding in their field at sunset. I sure hope these young men and women never see combat. I enjoy their evening maneuvers. They;re good kids. 

february 1, 2017

“Sometimes you just need to distance yourself in order to see clearly.” ~ TinyBuddha     I fired up the computer to make my post only to discover facebook flooded with far better views than this. Oh, yes, all of us in The Bluegrass got a big dose of beauty this evening. It’s not a great view, but it’s mine, and I’m darned grateful to have it. 

november 15, 2016

“Christ didn’t let the storm change who he was… Nobody has that power over us and that’s the most important thing of all.” ~ Brother Paul Quenon     When yesterday went a different direction than any of us expected, I had to make an unexpected trip to West Liberty for additional supplies. I got to Cave Run just as the sun was setting. Even though I was in a

november 11, 2016

“Please be kind to one another and all creatures. I’m asking this of you and of myself.” ~ Lori-Lyn Hurley     My goodness, what a gorgeous sunset we were blessed with this evening in the Bluegrass. I had a rare opportunity to see it because I’m in the UK Albert B. “Happy” Chandler Medical Center. I’ve sort of mentioned being here for the last couple of days. Here’s why:

july 25, 2016

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius     Last Friday, as we walked to the The Helix Garage near the Kentucky Theater, I admired how far Lexington has come with its downtown. Like many other downtowns, Lexington is experiencing a long-term renaissance. It was a lively place when I was young and we’d come here from the mountains for things we couldn’t get

december 17, 2015

“The less you respond to negativity, the more peaceful your life becomes.” ~ Unknown     Call me weird, but I actually enjoy leaving work after dark, or in this case, at sunset. I also rather enjoy gloomy cloudy days, especially if they’re drizzly. I often joke that it’s a latent British gene that causes me to like dark and cloudy. In any case, I enjoyed my walk to the

november 9, 2015

“I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.” ~ Les Brown     This sunset was not today. No, it was cloudy and rainy today. This sunset was the night before the reception, when Crystal took me to Costco for the veggie trays and cheese. We

october 21, 2015

“No one heals himself by wounding another.” ~ St. Ambrose of Milan     There’s something special about October’s crescent moon. It hangs low in the sunset, glowing like a nightlight. It was beautiful in Tampa surrounded by the city lights and reflective waters. It made for a beautiful evening walk.

October 16, 2015

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ~ Ram Dass     When the day of panel sessions was over, my traveling companion, Judy Sackett, and I headed to the Tampa Bay Fun Boat for a sunset tour around Davis Island in search of dolphins. It had become overcast during the day and our chances for a nice sunset didn’t look good. The chance of seeing dolphins and manatees was