Category Archives: spring

Standing on Holy Ground

In my small Kentucky town, tucked in the undulating blue-green hills of Appalachia, the Kentucky Derby is a mythic event. Rituals surrounding the Derby involving food, gatherings, and even clothing, abound. Held the first week of May in 1980, my elementary school kindergarten program had a Derby Day celebration in our All-Purpose Room. We spent…

Tis a Gift to Be Simple, Tis A Gift to Be Free, Tis A Gift to Come Down Where We Ought To Be

I am lucky, I think. The things I love are simple. But simplicity is hard to come by for those in my line of work. In fact, the name of my practice area, “complex commercial litigation,” says it all. It isn’t simple by definition– if it were we couldn’t charge so darn much for it….

I Like My Flowers Like My People…

I brought in my first roses in tonight– about a dozen give or take. I love placing the vases around the house, it makes it homier, like a delicate spring quilt. I’ve been eyeing the buds jealously for the last week, biding my time and watching as the insipid aphids noshed a couple. I used…