february 1, 2019

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, focus on what could go right.” ~ Unknown  

january 20, 2019

“Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV     I had three parties to get to this weekend. I made it to one. This morning, I picked up Stacy and off we went for a delicious brunch followed by three inappropriate, yet totally hilarious, games of Cards Against Humanity with

august 7, 2018

“Persistence: When determination exceeds doubt.” ~ Unknown     Is this not one of the most beautiful, intelligent cats you’ve ever seen? He chose Catherine and Susan. He appeared one day on their porch. He kept returning. They had a box on the porch that he took to like a…cat in a box (I was gonna say duck to water but species mixing didn’t seem fair). He became known as

august 6, 2018

“Hate is heavy. Let it go.” ~ Unknown     Ann Bassoni may be the queen of practical jokes. Yesterday, we’re driving home from the Distillery District when she says, “Hey, Catherine and Susan live right here. Let’s stop.” Naturally, we all say okay. Then Annie says, “Okay, listen. We knock on the door and ask if they have any fresh baked goods. If they say no, we just leave.

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

june 16, 2018

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” ~ Henry David Thoreau     From the photobomber’s perspective. Ha!!!!

june 14, 2018

“Fill your heart with what’s important and be done with all the rest.” ~ Unknown     Solidago hit the stores tonight and what an honor to be shelved beside Bobbie Ann Mason. Our forth issue made its debut at Brier Books who hosted a launch party to celebrate. Brier Books is also our first brick and mortar store! They’re very focused on Kentucky writers. They happened to be looking

july 30, 2017

“Surround yourself with people who talk about visions and ideas, not other people.” ~ Unknown     Here are a few friends that talk visions and ideas all the time; Catherine Brereton, Susan Stewart, Annie Bassoni, and Stacy Yelton. This morning we converged for brunch (deliciously prepared by the Brereton/Stewart family), a couple hands of Cards Against Humanity, and a wonderful visit on the porch. These women inspire me every

march 6, 2017

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work. And when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” ~ Wendell Berry     This is Geoffrey. He’s the sweet boy that looks after Catherine and Susan. He’s got a curious look about him with huge eyes and a wonky ear that looks like

march 5, 2017

“Never forget yesterday, but always live for today, because you never know what tomorrow can bring, or what it can take away.” ~ Tiny Buddha     Stacy, Annie, and I were invited to Susan and Catherine’s for brunch in their new house. PJs were optional, but as you can see, we all showed up in casual wear. What a treat it was to spend a few hours with these