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Helpline

August 9, 2020

The mental health issues related to our lockdown are especially hard for people with depression. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a 24 hour helpline: 1 800 273-8255. Please share this with two people to get this message out. “Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato

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No problem

August 2, 2020

If you exhibit composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances, you have sangfroid.

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Beginnings

July 12, 2020

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa

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Ride of a lifetime

June 29, 2020

A very young cowboy was fishing last Monday on The Colorado River near Parshall. It was a memorable day with some sizable rainbows and browns brought to the net. There was one rainbow that made the day extra special. I cast a size 18 soft hackle downstream and watched closely as it drifted 30 feet […]

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Harmony

May 20, 2020

‘A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.’ Ruth Bell Graham

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Indoor Tennis in Southeast Denver

June 13, 2018

The Denver tennis scene just got a booster shot with the announcement of the September 1st. opening of The Randy Ross Indoor Tennis Facility. The six court center will be located in Dove Valley near Broncos Headquarters and will feature the most player friendly viewing area in metro Denver. There will also be Pilates, physical […]

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Ellie

February 28, 2016

A very young cowboy finished twenty-six holes of golf and was famished. A Mexican chicken salad sounded great and Cafe Rio was only five minutes away. Two twelve year old girls were laughing non stop while deciding what drinks to select. The taller youngster looked at her friend and said, ‘Ellie…I love you, you make […]

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Morning Pages

January 3, 2016

Well….a new year is here and another birthday too. Sixty-nine and all is well. The cup is full to overflowing still with barely a thought about the normal maladies that come with the territory. A very happy young cowboy puts on a favorite hat and watches yet another sunset. With eyes closed and a deep […]

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What if….

November 15, 2015

“What if the world was holding its breath…..waiting for you to take the place that only you can fill.” David Whyte

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Share

July 5, 2020

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a […]

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Live it

June 28, 2020

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” Barbara Kingsolver

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Timeless

June 27, 2020

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. […]

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Stress

June 14, 2020

‘Beware the barrenness of a busy life.’ Socrates

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Go There

June 7, 2020

‘Do something radical…step out. You don’t want to die wondering if you could have. If you have it in you…Go There!’   Darlene Zschech One of the most anointed worship leaders in history and conquerer of breast cancer.

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Reggie nails it

June 7, 2020

‘I’m black, and despite all that I’ve accomplished, society still views me as a threat.’ Reggie Rivers I highly suggest reading Reggie’s piece in yesterday’s Perspective section of The Denver Post. If you tossed the paper, google the above and you can read it online. It hit home with me and I think it will […]

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Appreciate

May 30, 2020

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”   Walter Hagen

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Belief

May 24, 2020

While watching episode 9 of The Last Dance, Reggie Miller of The Indiana Pacers was interviewed and spoke about the amazing Champion’s DNA of Michael Jordan and The Chicago Bulls. A Champion’s DNA. Did Michael and his mates really possess this at birth or was it created in the crucible of hard fought playoff series’ […]

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Picnic time

May 17, 2020

Well…now that our kitchen redo is nearly finished, Sally wants me to embark on a fun project she witnessed on TV. It shouldn’t be that difficult and we have at least two squirrels out back who will undoubtedly be delighted.

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New horizons

May 11, 2020

Promise me that you’ll remain open to new possibilities and the potential wrapped inside the gift of change Convince me that you will continue searching with a heart of hope when one door closes and you feel lost Promise me that you’ll see with fresh eyes shining and stride confidently down new paths that call […]

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A new day

May 10, 2020

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields… Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” Mary Oliver

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Must see TV?

May 2, 2020

This Coronavirus has caused people to settle for a lot of TV viewing they may not have previously considered. Like…on ESPN right now is The Jumping Frog Jubilee. Rumor has it the contest has been held for ninety seven years.  Some of the veteran jockeys are adults who have competed for over fifty years. In […]

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About time

April 25, 2020

Eventually, someone had to say ‘enough’ of these plain Jane- boring as hell masks that most of us have created. Boredom can surely spawn the seeds of creativity.

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Survival

April 25, 2020

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]

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Feisty

April 21, 2020

“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.’” Unknown