At one point Bardstown, Kentucky was named the most beautiful small town in America. It is a charming town in the cradle of the Bourbon industry. The second oldest city in the state, it is 60 miles from Lexington and 41 miles from Louisville. It is a beautiful town in a beautiful location. Due to … Continue reading Bardstown

What the….

I am a Kentuckian. For some of you that will bring to mind beautiful horses, bourbon and basketball. For others it may be cruel jokes about intelligence and cousins. The ugliest thing I have ever seen or heard thrown at the people of this Commonwealth is that the devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky are because … Continue reading What the….


“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” Words by Kris Kristofferson, hit by Janis Joplin. “Me and Bobby McGee”

One Year Anniversary

Earlier this spring, I sat on my couch surround by stacked boxes full of my belongings. I was taking a packing break by reading my favorite subscription blog, TwoBossyDames. I follow the duo for their wit, writing and pop culture. Just two Millennial librarians helping this Gen Xer stay current. This spring they ask their … Continue reading One Year Anniversary

Summer Solstice

Yesterday was officially the Summer Solstice, but the energy and light remain the same for three days, through June 23rd. This is a time of light in the Northern Hemisphere. A time of restoration, rest and expansion. Consider how you can mark the zenith of the sun: enjoy a garden, plant flowers, spend time outside, … Continue reading Summer Solstice


As soon a school ended in May of 1982, my parents, my two siblings, our large Irish Setter-Black Lab mix, Sam, and I squeezed into our Toyota Corolla Hatchback to drive from Omaha, Nebraska to Yellowstone National Park. This was not for vacation. My father was a Park Service employee and had been transferred from … Continue reading Yellowstone

Wasted Time

It is a Friday morning and I am wasting precious vacation time sitting on my patio. A summer storm is approaching so it is cloudy and breezy, a welcome relief from the heat. I am reading, cleaning out personal emails and reading all of the articles I have saved to read. The dog is lounging … Continue reading Wasted Time