september 7, 2019

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~  Dale Carnegie Today was the annual Pickin’ In The Park at Delancy Park in Cannel City. I got the folks in the car and we went visiting for a few hours. Sat right down beside their old friends Nell and Von McCarty

september 6, 2019

“The three C’s in life: Choices, Chances, and Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.” ~ Unknown Tommy Lykins, Robin Dalton, Mike Dalton: I love them all three from the bottom of my heart. Some of the finest people I’ve ever known. Some of the funniest, too.

september 5, 2019

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” ~ Mark Twain Goodbye, Kenny. If they could have fit you in a souped up sports car instead of a hearse, it would have suited you.

september 4, 2019

“Decide what kind of life you really want… and then say no to everything that isn’t that.” ~ Unknown   Until I went to Norris Lake I don’t recall ever seeing houses on the water. I’d seen house boats and houses by the water, but not on the water, as in permanently on the water. It took a little getting used to. Of course my first question was, “where does

september 3, 2019

“Don’t forget that maybe you are the lighthouse in someone else’s storm.” ~ Unknown Did I mention the folks’ new house comes with a piano? I did a little digging, and best I can tell, this model was produced in the very early 1980’s. The Astin-Weight was touted as an upright with a grand piano sound and something about the pin height. Whatever. It sounds good, and since mom plays,

september 2, 2019

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell My heart is so very, very, very sad today. The passing this morning of my old, dear friend Kenny Lykins in his sleep has cut me to the bone. We had more long talks – and long walks –  than I can even remember. He was

september 1, 2019

“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” ~ Peter Dinklage I went to church this morning and heard a good sermon by Mark Davis. In part of his sermon, he quoted Kurt Vonnegut who said, “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” This spoke to me, and I will consider this as I walk

august 31, 2019

“Whatever you’re doing today, do it with the confidence of a four-year-old in a Batman T-shirt.” ~ Unknown

august 30, 2019

“Happiness means loving yourself and being less concerned with the approval of others.” ~ Owen Campbell, Jr.   Trevor Noah came to campus today as the inaugural opening for a year-long schedule of events to recognize the desegregation of the University of Kentucky. He made some very poignant, important points. He was totally worth the early morning arrival. I think Danielle enjoyed it, too.

august 29, 2019

“It’s the heart that knows the path. The mind is just there to organize the steps.” ~ Jeff Brown I was riding at the back of the boat as we sped down Norris Lake when I thought I’d try something: Turn the focal length from 16mm to 35mm and slowing down the shutter speed while also moving. This was the best of the lot. Clearly not my forte but it