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Reality

October 17, 2020

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. C.S. Lewis

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Life saver

October 15, 2020

With flows down to a trickle, Deckers fishing is extremely challenging these days. You pretty much have to be content with being in beautiful surroundings with a chance to see some wildlife. The river has shriveled to where you can see every rock and former holding spot for browns and rainbows. Today, a very young […]

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The mad serpent

October 8, 2020

I know, this photo seems innocuous enough so what’s the big deal? Well…there is a story that happened Wednesday that will clear things up. The location is a car wash in Highlands Ranch on South Colorado Blvd.. You might miss the sign but it reads ‘Protected by cameras’. A very young cowboy stopped there to […]

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Enough already

October 8, 2020

At lunch yesterday to celebrate Jamie’s 31st. birthday, a mini gust of wind blew a packet of salt into her face. This has surely been a challenging year with the pandemic, the Rockies flop of a season, and now being assalted at First Watch restaurant.

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Truth

October 7, 2020

“Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it…” Harry Middleton

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Imagination

October 5, 2020

What if each day upon waking, you’d lay back in your favorite recliner for five minutes? And what if, before the hecticity of the day began to snap at your heels, you would close your eyes…and acknowledge that there could be turbulence ahead? That there might be bumps in your road that require special skills […]

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Rare gifts

October 4, 2020

Who knows where our talents come from? Whether it’s music or athletics, or comedy or art, it is enough that we take time to be grateful for our own gifts and to marvel at those of others. We’re proud of our daughter Carly’s gift in art. This is one of her recent creations. Rock on, […]

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Hope

September 16, 2020

And if the whole wide world stops singing And all the stars go dark I’ll keep a light on in my soul Keep a bluebird in my heart Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby

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Opening soon

August 23, 2020

Why is this fella smiling? Well…his dream is coming true with the opening of The Randy Ross Tennis Center in Dove Valley just south of Broncos Headquarters. Six beautiful indoor courts featuring top notch instruction, league play, and tennis specific training. For more information, go to randyrosstennis.com

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Oh well

August 23, 2020

A not so young cowboy was standing at the net talking to a 7 year tennis player last week while her sister picked up some stray balls. The bright eyed youngster lookup and said…’Cowboy, you’ve got a booger’. Is that what you clueing brutally honest?

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Joey

August 23, 2020

We didn’t know what to expect when Joey came to stay with us for six days. He’s leaving later this afternoon and he taught us a few things. You see, Joey is 13 years old and cannot see or hear. He’s also diabetic. Watching him try to navigate his way around the house was instructive. […]

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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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Favorite places

October 25, 2020

The loveliness of running water appeals to everyone. I have never met a person who would turn down a picnic by the river. M.R. Montgomery

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HST

October 14, 2020

A very young cowboy had an hour tennis lesson this morning with one of his all time favorite groups. These kiddos are really learning fast and as 7 year old Taylor says….’HST’ That stands for High School Tennis and these four could one day be playing for Cherry Creek High School. Blake, Taylor, Tenley, and […]

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Focus

September 27, 2020

The commentators on the broadcast today between The Buffalo Bills and The LA Rams said that quarterback Josh Allen of The Bills had to step up and prove he’s the guy…the one who can come through in the clutch. They said he must learn to ‘flush the negative plays’ to develop as a player. It […]

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Be

September 13, 2020

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” Marvin J. Ashton

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Resilience

August 29, 2020

‘You cannot stop the waves in life…but you can learn how to surf.’ Paddy Steinfort

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Addiction

August 15, 2020

A very young cowboy is reading an enlightening book entitled Digital Minimalism. Paraphrasing the author, he posits that the creators of the iPhone set out, from the start, to create ‘a slot machine for your pocket’. I think their goal has been achieved but the benefits are debatable.

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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