Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I just love this photo of Zenyatta. I'll never forget her race in the Breeder's Cup in 2010 and losing by a nose. Sometimes giving your very best still isn't enough to win the race. If you don't know the story of this incredible filly, just google her and be amazed.

Quirky gifts

I received these slippers/flip flops from my cousin. She just decided to get them for me. Not sure why. Don't you love receiving gifts for no purpose other than to give you a gift? And quirky gifts like slippers/flip flops are even better! I remember visiting my great-grandfather in a nursing home when I was very young. He would buy quirky things from the gift shop there. I noticed a little sculpture of a hand. I thought it was so unique. He said I could have it. I wish I still had that quirky hand. As I came to find out later, it was an ash tray. No one in my family smoked, but it was the coolest hand ash tray ever. What is the most interesting gift you've ever received?

Fall Colors

Autumn in interior Alaska happens very quickly. In the blink of an eye you have yellow leaves, then they are gone. I enjoy the fall colors as long as they last!