august 18, 2019

“Be addicted to bettering yourself” ~ Unknown     I made it to church this morning, and if I hadn’t seen another soul, all would have been right with the world when this beautiful man sat down next to me. As it happened, I saw a lot of beautiful souls this morning and got hugs from all of them. I also met some new folks that I liked right away.

august 17, 2019

“Train yourself to find the blessing in everything.” ~ Unknown  

august 16, 2019

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” ~ Rumi     The end of summer doesn’t exist until the drums start. Today, the drums started. Thus ends summer and begins the next chapter of life for so many young people. It always feel like a new beginning for us old folks on campus, too. Okay, maybe just for me, but still, DRUMS!!!

august 15, 2019

“My hope for you: May you quit overthinking. May you stop replaying failed scenarios. May you stop feeding self-doubt. May you be able to see some good in everyone and everything.” ~ TinyBuddha  

august 14, 2019

“Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion.” ~ Unknown  

august 13, 2019

“Be a pineapple. Stand tall. Wear a crown. Be sweet on the inside.” ~ Unknown     I got a big surprise today when I saw BFF Jen Bartlett. She, Bryan, and Abby gifted me this fabulous wooden bowl being held by a turtle. They know me well, what with my love of turtles and all. I don’t know what I did to deserve such awesome friends but I sure

august 12, 2019

“Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.” ~ Proverbs 18:21     Despite the destruction it feels like a mansion. At least to me. I’ve never been so happy to be missing cabinets or have holes in the ceiling, walls, and floor.

august 11, 2019

“Life may not be the party we’d hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.” ~ Unknown     Annie Bassoni and I made a trip to Ohio to see (in Annie’s case meet) BFFs Eric and Bree Chapman. This protective dude at the entrance of Eric and Bree’s abode, The Rookery, caught me eye every time we walked through the door. I think he knew we were in

august 10, 2019

“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable it is nor

august 9, 2019

“Every moment and every event of every person’s life on earth plants something in their soul.” ~ Thomas Merton     Finally a “whoa” moment when I opened the door and stepped into the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good “whoa” despite the shocking mess because it’s taken over two months just to get this far. I’ve got my weekend cut out for me, and I’m perfectly