Sunday, February 22, 2015

Belong to the World.

You never intended to be in this world.

But you’re in it all the same.

So why not get started immediately.

I mean, belonging to it.

There is so much to admire, to weep over.

~ Mary Oliver ~

Sunday, January 11, 2015




Dogs are such agreeable friends;
they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms
~ George Eliot ~


Saturday, December 13, 2014

For Kamryn

 Photo:  Grammy

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

On Writing

Tennessee Williams

I asked Tennessee for advice on writing. He said keep everything very simple and straightforward; be honest to yourself. Although he didn't speak very much, Tennessee noticed everything and felt everything. I think that's what I learned from him: how to be an observer.

~ Michael Garady ~

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shoot them now, while they're happy.

If you have any young friends
who aspire to become writers,
the second greatest favor you can do
them is to present them with copies
of The Elements of Style.
  The first greatest, of course,
 is to shoot them now,
while they’re happy. 
~ Dorothy Parker ~

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Paducah In The Fall

(Photo:  Paducah Life Magazine)

Reprinted from LA Times Travel:

Paducah, Kentucky: About 175 miles southeast of St. Louis is the enclave of Paducah, founded in 1827 by William Clark (of Lewis and Clark). Paducah's proximity to the Ohio and Tennessee rivers makes it an ideal place for leaf peeping. The best drives in this area are along U.S. 60/62 which leads directly out of town, then intersects with U.S. 68. A country road of rising and falling farmlands punctuated by forest leads to the Land Between the Lakes, a national recreation area. Another gorgeous drive, the 43-mile Woodlands Trace Scenic Byway, is a ridge of land between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. The surrounding forest provides 3,000-plus miles of leaf-filled hiking.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kentucky!

Kentucky turns 222 years old tomorrow.

All words and pictures © 2008 Brenda G. Wooley