Things to love about Kentucky: green tomatoes, hidden valleys, vegetable season, the once-cut hay fields, the homeplace.

And so I became a fairy godmother to a small girl with giant cheeks in Madison, Wis.

California road trip. San Ramon to the Yosemite Valley.


 Two Louisville churches raised the roof on this Habitat for Humanity house a few weeks ago. Despite differences, the community worked together, ate together, and prayed together through the course of the day. At one point, the youngest daughter of the recipient family walked a few of her cousins into a small room. She announced, as she twirled in circles, that this would be hers, and it would be full of princesses.