july 18, 2012

“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.” ~Unknown I feel uneasy for no particular reason; a series of weird, convoluted things happen; behavior of those around me is not normal: over the last two years I’ve found that these things always coincide with Mercury in retrograde. I didn’t use to put much faith in such things. Now, when it happens, I just

july 17, 2012

“Everyone you encounter teaches you something Important. Some people will Test You, some will use you, and some will teach you; but most importantly some will bring out the Best in You.” ~ Unknown Montgomery County Historical Museum director, Miles Hoskins (here with a volunteer), works tirelessly to find, collect, and preserve a wide range of historical items. Reinette Jones and I are the happy recipients of his enthusiasm. Over

july 16, 2012

“Dream without fear. Love without limits. Live large.” ~ Unknown The best part of any Monday is lunch with my home girls Heis and Dale. Everybody should be so lucky.

july 15, 2012

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~ Rumi Erin Chandler and I share a need to create. That can sometimes lead to heavy risk taking. It’s not like we’re jumping off a cliff. We’ll do that later if all our ideas are bad. But for now, it involves meeting highly creative right-brain people like Michael Fitzer. I

july 14, 2012

“Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~ Buddha I picked up what was left of Mamaw’s wood floor to be planed and reused. It was the first time I’d been home since the house was dismantled. Words don’t suffice for a town that is slowly disappearing. 100 year old homes turned to empty lots sit adjacent to a blue tarp here, a collapsed roof there. But mostly, places are just

july 13, 2012

“Anything is possible if you believe you deserve it.” ~ Shirley MacLaine Every July, Stacy Yelton and I go to the arts festival at Indian Fort Theater in Berea. It’s my favorite of the festivals. I feel surrounded by creativity beyond measure. The mossy, organic wet wood aroma reminds me of Lance so strongly that I could swear he walked beside me today. Who am I to say that he didn’t.

july 12, 2012

“From caring comes courage.” ~ Lao Tzu The heat wave has dissipated and the lunchtime walks are bearable again. I’ve got a thing about looking up this week. I like it there.

july 11, 2012

“How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.” ~ Wayne Dyer As I left work today I looked to the heavens and whispered a prayer; giving thanks for many wonderful things including my growing capacity for compassion and forgiveness. They served me well this particular day. I’ve been taking notes.

july 10, 2012

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” ~ African Proverb Despite weeks without rain and triple digit heat, the Rose Of Sharon surrounding the President’s house remains gorgeous. I suppose it has no enemy within. I’m taking notes.

july 9, 2012

“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.” ~ Swedish Proverb It’s important to remember that we are never alone. We can grow and change and learn and blossom anywhere, under the most extreme and unlikely conditions.