The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
Taunton Press, 2003

mornings here.



The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway

Taunton Press, 2003

mornings here.

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Choose your focus

Each day we wake up and we have a choice how we will see the day and react to everything we encounter. There is no credibility to the adage that someone else or something else put you in a bad mood, only you can put yourself in a bad mood.

Our eyes are the camera lens with which we see life, we can choose to see things positively or negatively, in color or in black and white, the lens is an instrument and we decide in our brain how and what we are going to focus that camera on, what we are going to take pictures of, what images we are going to retain, what images and experiences we are going to save to be part of our lives.

Enjoy the day!



Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.

Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

Most times, it just gets down to common sense.

“Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” Jaime Lyn Beatty (via her0inchic)

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Just finished reading The Goldfinch…a long book, but good. Started Wind Sand and Stars.


Lake Louise in Alberta Canada


Lake Louise in Alberta Canada

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The Jeep

Got the Jeep back from repairs and body work today. Took the hard top off and put the soft top on…must be summer!! Looking good for a ‘95 with 156,000 miles on it!! Love my jeep!!

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