july 26, 2018

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” ~ Joseph Campbell     It’s not out of the ordinary to find a volunteer pansy peeping through a sidewalk crack around campus. It’s far less ordinary to find a stalk of corn growing in an ivy bed at Transy. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what I found. You gotta hand it to Mother Nature’s tenacity. She

july 21, 2018

“Don’t wait. Life goes faster than you think.” ~ Unknown     Shell and Crystal admired a camera sitting atop the Audubon cabinet housing Transy Library’s copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The ladies give scale to the enormous prints that were bound into beautiful leather bindings. The prints and the cabinet, which was specially made for the volumes, were donated to the library by a wealthy woman

july 13, 2018

“You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what’s been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down.The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to you.” ~ Josh Shipp     I’ve had an excellent week capped off by a trip to Transylvania University’s Moosnick Museum and Special Collections. My

november 19, 2012

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ~ Plutarch A scene caught my eye that I never noticed before, though I’ve passed it a hundred times. This shotgun house sits parallel to the Transylvania University ball field. It’s dwarfed by the brick fence, larger Bluegrass Trust homes, and Hazelrigg Hall. Everything about it was crooked. Everything about it was cool. I’d be pleased to