september 10, 2019

“There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority.” ~ Charles Kuralt This is where Kennedy’s Bookstore used to be. This is where I snapped one of my favorite photos of downtown. I couldn’t take that same shot now and Kennedy’s is never coming back. The University is constructing a long-overdue and much

june 24, 2019

“You live most of your life inside your head. Make sure it’s a nice place to be.” ~ Unknown  

september 11, 2018

“It’s all about love. Love for the people in your life, Love for the people you don’t know. Love for the people you don’t understand, Love for the people that don’t understand you. If you treat others with love – that means kindness, gentleness, patience, sincerity, equity, edification – then you will be a positive force for change in a world that is starving for it.”  ~ Andrew Perkins  

september 6, 2017

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~ Denis Waitley     I think campus is always a neat place to be in fall. This year feels different somehow, reserved, quiet. I leave work around 6p, and there are tons of students still around. That in itself is unusual, but something I also

may 20, 2017

“We account for one-sixth of the forces of gravity we see in the universe. There is no known objects accounting for most of the effective gravity in the universe. Something is making stuff move that is not anything we have ever touched.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson     Because I was mom’s guardian at yesterday’s Honor Flight and posted photos to Facebook throughout the day, I thought I’d put them

february 16, 2017

“An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in.” ~ Mike Hernacki     Some walks at the end of the day are a bit like walking through a postcard. It’s not a postcard from the beach, mountains, tropical paradise, or African safari, but it’s what I’ve got. I can sure think of worse. I’m awfully grateful for the view, the steadiness, the perks, and

march 29, 2016

“I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to Heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life.” ~ Yayoi Kusama     Last week these wonderful additions began to appear in various locations around campus. I hope it works because it’s actually a very kind thing to do. I seem to recall the city did something similar with bikes

january 29, 2016

“Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru     Late last year UK’s president chose to cover a well-known mural in Memorial Hall painted by UK Alumna Ann Rice O’Hanlon. This he did in response to discomfort voiced by a variety of campus groups. The reason they’re displeased with the image created

october 23, 2015

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” ~ Bob Marley     It was a stunningly gorgeous day in Kentucky. Surely heaven looks like Kentucky in October, at least a little slice of it anyway. It’s hard to imagine being anywhere else this time of year. It warms my heart every year.

july 15, 2013

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” ~ Albert Camus I walked to the car, turned around for just a moment, and saw this incredible sky. When I take the new job I’ll be leaving the main library pictured here for a smaller branch library (which is actually the