august 28, 2019

“A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are.” ~ Zig Zigler   It was Open House today at Special Collections Research Center. Our exhibit is taken from our archived photo collections and it’s called WildCATS. But they also asked for photos of employee kittehs. You might recognize two of the babes from the Terry Household, and the other three

august 27, 2019

“It’s time to just be happy. Being angry, sad, and overthinking isn’t worth it anymore. Just let things flow. Be positive.” ~ Unknown Back when the side project had a side project and we were in rehearsal, our guitarist Chris Mears gave me a copy of his last band in England, New Volunteer. I’ve been listening to it since then and I love it. Today, we learned our side project’s

august 26, 2019

“Sometimes, when you’re in a dark place you feel like you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” ~ Christine Caine

august 25, 2019

“Be kind. That’s how you kill the monsters.” ~ Unknown

august 24, 2019

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.’” ~ John Muir   I will never eat Manwich without thinking fondly of Greg Daniel’s mother, Wanda, who, long before this can’s suggestion, introduced a slice of American Cheese to the sandwich to me. She and Greg gave me one of the

august 23, 2019

“May today’s path take you to beautiful places.” ~ Unknown   Why have one masters degree when you can have two? Tuesday was a big day. Warren and Reneé got married and I went to orientation for the Masters of Historic Preservation program. Classes start Monday. I’m super excited to start this journey.

august 22, 2019

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn Erin held her second book release reading this evening at the Carnegie Center. It’s a beautiful collection of personal stories called Cinderella Sweeping Up. I absolutely delight in her passion for the arts, the way she drives herself forward in making new work, celebrating her life

august 21, 2019

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” ~ Vince Lombardi   I mentioned yesterday that Reneé and Warren host open mic on Sunday nights at the Twisted Cork. No surprise that many of the folks who attended their after-wedding reception were musicians. It

august 20, 2019

“Do not be afraid of your difficulty. Turn toward it. Learn to lean into the wind.” ~ Jack Kornfield Reneé Collins and Warren Cobb got married today. She didn’t know. Well, she did eventually, but she didn’t before it happened. Warren, being the most confident man on the planet, never had a doubt she’d say yes. He planned a special ceremony at Red River Gorge with only themselves and their

august 19, 2019

“To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” ~ Jack Kornfield