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Reflection

November 24, 2020

A very young cowboy’s Alma mater…Mesa College (now Colorado Mesa University) has come up with a terrific idea. It’s called The CMU Center for Reflection. A sanctuary where students can go day or night to get their thoughts together, find some peace, and remove themselves from the hecticity of their world. During these covid times, […]

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Mentor

November 22, 2020

‘If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.’ Norman Cousins

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Ascent

November 22, 2020

We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.” Hermann Hesse

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Appreciation

November 22, 2020

It is a pretty safe bet that 99 percent of us will never be elite level tennis players, golfers, or fly fishermen. Given that, maybe it’s wise to embrace each moment trying to improve a bit each day.

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Rock Stars!

November 22, 2020

Blake and Taylor love to dance. They love their dogs, Halloween,and spending time with their cousins. The two sisters sure impressed a very young cowboy today on the tennis court as they raced from sideline to sideline. As they say…’we love to compete with our feet’.

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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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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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No detours

November 18, 2020

Two top male tennis players were early in the match today at The Nitto ATP finals. The commentator mentioned how important it was for one player to play solidly early because he has a history of taking a detour to ‘nega town’. How are you at avoiding that change of direction after losing your serve […]

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Back to basics

November 15, 2020

With all that’s going on in our world, people everywhere are searching for answers…contemplating how we can turn this ship around. Who can stem the tide that has been pushing us under since March? Who can bring our fractured country back to some semblance of togetherness? Some intuitively know that it’s not this candidate or […]

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Equilibrium

November 14, 2020

In these cwaaaazzzzy covid times, maybe we can learn from our neighbors in the animal kingdom. Evidently, golfer Dustin Johnson has. He has recovered from the virus and is leading The Masters late in the third round. The announcers say that he has that valuable ability to treat daily challenges like a 🦆 who just […]

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Special

November 14, 2020

Jannik Sinner has burst onto the men’s tennis tour like a fireworks display on The Fourth of July. He seems to possess every tool in the book…and then some. Today, after racing to net to play an uncanny winner against his incredulous opponent, the announcer proclaimed, ‘he’s something special…makes the difficult look easy like the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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