Dull or Sharp

As you may know, I’ve been reading and meditating on the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. The current translation I’m reading is by Brian Browne Walker. Every now and then I’ll read a verse that sticks with me and lately it’s the first two stanzas of Verse 58: Continue reading “Dull or Sharp”

All Limited Things

Of late, I find myself spending more and more time with the Tao Te Ching. One principle in particular: the idea of the unlimited potential in everything and everyone seems to be speaking to me in a louder voice than before. And it’s not like I haven’t been taught that lesson before. We all have. But a certain verse in the Tao resonates with a more precise focus now. Continue reading “All Limited Things”

Time to Stop

To quote the Tao Te Ching* from verse 9, “filling to fullness is not as good as stopping at the right moment.” And yet, what do we do? We order our meals super-sized, we want to live in larger houses and drive the biggest cars. Yet, what does that do for us? Why is it so hard to determine the right moment? Continue reading “Time to Stop”

Imagine Mandy Harvey

I traveled to Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana on Saturday to cover the Imagine Awards event for Angie Fenton’s and Jason Applegate’s Extol Magazine and I feel honored to meet a most amazing entertainer. Her name is Mandy Harvey and she was the main performer on the program. Continue reading “Imagine Mandy Harvey”

Crystal Boots and Silver Spurs

I had the distinct honor to travel to Floyds Knobs, Indiana to take in the gala fundraiser called Crystal Boots and Silver Spurs. It’s a fun event to raise money for National MS Society, Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter and it’s in its 7th year. Continue reading “Crystal Boots and Silver Spurs”

SKETCHBOOK: CQ Jam for WaterStep

Over the weekend, I had the chance to cover the CQ Jam for WaterStep for the Voice-Tribune. It had everything and by that I mean it had people donating to charity, live music and torrential rain. Continue reading “SKETCHBOOK: CQ Jam for WaterStep”

The Wrong Side of History…Again

About a year ago, I wrote an opinion piece regarding the Confederate Monument that currently stains the otherwise attractive University of Louisville campus. Now, over 365 days later, the monument is still there, but finally there’s some real discussion of the very real possibility of moving that offensive obelisk. Continue reading “The Wrong Side of History…Again”

Louisville’s Fairness Campaign Anniversary

Back in June, I had the great honor of being asked to cover the 25th anniversary celebration of the Fairness Campaign for Modern Louisville magazine. The publication itself is relatively new and focuses on LGBTQ issues. Continue reading “Louisville’s Fairness Campaign Anniversary”

In bed with Sue

Emma and the Ring Flash by Tim Girton

Provocative title, I realize, but not without reason. I’ve been following the work of Sue Bryce ever since she came to my attention almost two years ago. I discovered her photographic instruction when I discovered the internet godsend that is Creative Live. If you’re unfamiliar, Creative Live is part of the new breed of learning vehicle termed “massive open online course,” or MOOC for short. Their model is unique. Continue reading “In bed with Sue”