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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The United States isn’t the only government that’s had its credit rating lowered. Two agencies also recently downgraded Kentucky’s bond rating.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011

Grandfathering - One late afternoon, I stepped out onto a friend’s porch and heard the sound of a neighbor’s voice.  He was singing an old folk song in that forlorn, mournful tone that reminded me of my Papaw Mattingly and the way he used to sing as he rocked me.  I was barely three year

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Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Paying for Higher Education takes Center Stage During College Savings Month - As we conclude this month, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the importance of college savings since Congress has declared September “College Savings Month.” While it’s true that our current fiscal situat

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Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Although far too few Kentucky 2011 high school graduates were ready for college, our students did improve their performance on this year’s 36-point ACT college entrance test – going from an overall composite score of 19.4 in 2010 to 19.6 this year.

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Warning, this will make you hungry. About two years ago, I was introduced to a new burger joint.  I was in Nashville for CMA Fest week.  We had gotten tired of festival food.

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Have you seen the commercials for the fall television lineup? If not, you’re either not watching TV or taking breaks during commercials. I confess that during the first couple of weeks of the fall season, I watch more prime time TV than normal. I like to choose my favorites for the season.

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Monday, September 19th, 2011

Food and Feelings - Last night, before I sat down to read, I fixed myself a cup of GoGoGoji tea.  My daughter, Nikki, bought a set of hand-painted oriental tea cups, complete with steepers and saucers, for me for my birthday.  She bought some Earl Grey tea and the afore-mentioned GoGoGoj

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Friday, September 16th, 2011

As I write this, September 11th, 2011 has drawn to a relatively uneventful close.  Uneventful, that is, outside of the pair of flights that were escorted into their terminals as a precautionary measure.  I am sure I’m not the only one who almost expected something of terroristic significance to o

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

My eight pink ‘surprise lily’ blooms are fading. For the past few years, I have enjoyed a surprise lily blooming in my back yard. When Larry and I added a row of plants to our back yard, we didn’t know we had one of these unique lilies until it bloomed.

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Monday, September 12th, 2011

Note To Self - Words have always been a big deal to me.  The written word has an impact on me that not even music can rival.  I have a file that is labeled Pieces of Paper, because that is exactly what it is.

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