Always Ask

Always ask questions

Always ask — no question is to stupid — The worst you can be told is No. But if you don’t ask you will never know the possibilities. December 5, 2015

Bennie Gail Jones

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Bennie Gail

Bennie is the fifth daughter of five children. Her daddy named her.  She is an incredibly kind person. Her attitude was contagious.

Under My Kilt

Original Journal Signer
Original Journal Signer
Under My Kilt
Under My Kilt

Do you know what I’m wearing my kilt?  

Boots + socks!

Lance

Love is the Glue

Lover is the glue...
Lover is the glue…

Love is the Glue.

Flow it.

BJB

You Can Never Have Enough Ketchup

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It’s Back Door Thursday folks! Where the uncensored is celebrated.

Today B.D.T. (Back Door Thursday) is brought to you from the Back Door of the Frank Journal.
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The Frank Journal has a photo of my car on the Back Door cover. Frank was my 1979 Ford Fairmont I bought in college. This photo shows he is a little banged up. The Frank Journal is circa 2001.

My philosophy for life:
You csn never have enough ketchup– or– F–ckass it or fight it, it’s all the same!
                    Sublime!
Mindy W.

Never Put into Writing…

never put into writing
From The Aries Journal, circa 1999

The Aries Journal is one of my favorite journals. It got some tread, that’s for sure. It traveled with me on a Greyhound Journal from Redlands, California to Cheyenne, Wyoming and back again.  It holds many signatures and many truths as I was still trying to figure them out.

Journal Your Journey.

Wellness Is Your Destiny

Wellness is your destiny
Wellness is your destiny…

Let me be frank —
All that is lost is symptom — all that is gained is created. Wellness is your destiny. Work it.
– Ted

I wish I could tell you who Ted is. This journal is from the late nineties, dare I say early turn of the millennium. Ted is wise.

Strive To Be Happy

"Strive to be happy." - Dave Bianco
“Strive to be happy.” – Dave Bianco

This is a NJS — a napkin journal signing. This napkin journal signing is from circa 1998-2000 when I lived in Redlands, California.  I had a huge crush on this signer; he had no interest in me romantically.  My best friend was friends with him. He is a good guy and shared good advice.

I almost always carry my journal with me, but when in need, there is always a napkin to be found that can serve as a last resort make-shift journal.

Journal Your Journey.

Hunting and Fishing Aries JournalFrom The Aries Journal (of The Original Journal Series), circa 1999

 

Jon the Jouster

I met Jon and Ursula at the Jousting and Medieval Tournament at Arundel Castle on July 22 whilst in England for a study abroad course.  We traveled to Arundel to attend the jousting and Medieval festival, as well as to tour the castle.  The Duke and Duchess of Suffolk live at the castle. You can see the English Channel from the top of the Keep of the castle. I would also suggest visiting the gardens — simply beautiful.

View from the Keep
View from the Keep

The jousting event was very interesting and great fun.  You can view the video below to hear an informal interview with Jon and me about jousting rules, Medieval jousting gear, and Twin Peaks‘ owls and why they inspired Jon to create his shield around the nocturnal bird.

“The owls are not what they seem.” — David Lynch

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Full page view from the UK Journal
Jon's and Ursula's signature in the UK Journal of the Original Journal Series
Jon’s and Ursula’s signature in the UK Journal of the Original Journal Series
Arundel Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk
Arundel Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk and the Jousting and Medieval Tournament at Arundel Castle

“Never had an original thought in my life!”

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This is Bobby and Bengi (his dog) sitting in front of the bell tower at NC State.
This is Bobby and Bengi (his dog) sitting in front of the bell tower at NC State.