january 31, 2012

“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” ~ Lao Tzu Another fantastic day was had. It was capped off by a dinner with four of my favorite people on the planet. Stacy Yelton and Bryan Bartlett (above) entertained me from across the table. Fellow radio jocks, they go together like peas and carrots – two of the funniest human beings alive! Bryan calls

january 30, 2012

“Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light the hearts of people.” ~ Mother Teresa I’ve had a wonderful Monday! You know why? Because I read the Mother Teresa quote first thing this morning. I said to myself, “Self, do this today.” So, I did. I had so many wonderful conversations I can’t count them all. I met new people who were kind

january 29, 2012

“Buddha, I want to have your peace…your wisdom, your serenity, your divine nature AND your acorn hat! Love, Squirrel.“ I’ve been quite busy this weekend. Among other things to be done was errands. That’s when I realized I hadn’t captured today’s photo. First came the self-portrait – I’m sure customers in Kroger’s parking lot thought I was nuts – and, as is often the case in Lexington, I sat at

january 28, 2012

“Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: [the freedom] to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” ~ Victor Frankl I attended my first Robert Burns night. In all the years I’ve known Becky and Gordon I had never gone to a Rabbie Burns Birthday Bash. That’s important considering they’re members of the William Sutherland Reid Pipe and Drum band. Tonight, the band

january 27, 2012

“Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.” ~ Marc H. I had a fantastic day. It started with a great conversation about cultural ties of coal communities. That lead to another great conversation, and then another, and another, and another. After lunch with my friend, Ruth, we stopped by the art museum to look at a small collection of perfume bottles.

january 26, 2012

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust Cliff Sullivan is a gardener for many of us at work. He makes us laugh. He makes us think. He is a genuinely good man that people want to be around. Below, he’s working on historic newspapers, but when he’s not, he’s busy creating beautiful works of art. Cliff

january 25, 2012

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money ~ Cree Proverb This is Mamadou Savané. He’s from Kindia, Guinea in West Africa. His wife was in the Peace Corps there, and that’s where they met. He came back to the states with her and was soon cooking for friends and family. Apparently,

january 24, 2012

“Compassion is something really worthwhile. It is not just a religious or spiritual subject, not a matter of ideology. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity.” ~ Dalai Lama My friend Shawn Livingston helped me once when I felt completely alone. I will never forget it. I can probably never repay him. But I can cherish him always, and I will. No matter what.

january 23, 2012

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ~ Vivian Greene I’m dancing my way up those stairs and out the door… for starters.

january 22, 2012

“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” ~ Hafiz Gabrielle Giffords announced today that she’s stepping down from her post as congresswoman. What an inspiration she is. I ain’t got it bad. My brain is still intact. My speech works (a little too good sometimes). I don’t limp. I’m thankful