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An old homestead

April 7, 2020

Yesterday, a very young at heart cowboy decided to find a couple of bass lakes near Chatfield Lake. It turned out to be quite an adventure and one my legs won’t soon forget. En route to the lakes, I came across an old abandoned cabin and peeked inside. It was so old that it looked […]

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Corona

April 2, 2020

Experts have been reporting that pets are not at risk in this Coronavirus pandemic. Levi and Bart arrived yesterday for a three day stay as their owners are volunteering at a Colorado Springs food bank. I could be wrong but it sure seems they are aware that something is not right.  

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Pandemic reaction

March 27, 2020

Cabin Fever is manifested in a variety of ways. Some healthy and others prompting a call to Dr. Phil or one with similar abilities.

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Too funny

March 27, 2020

The lady’s name above has gone out of favor but let me know if anyone has a relative named Myrtle. Yeppers…Myrtle Young visited with Johnny Carson years ago and the 3 minute video is priceless. Just do a search of Johnny Carson and Potato Chip Trick.

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Tranquility

March 15, 2020

In this frazzle laden world of ours, there still are those who know that contentment is found in the embrace of another.

Mike Lemcke, from Richmond, Va., sits in an empty Greensboro Coliseum after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt.  (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

No go

March 15, 2020

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. March Sadness.  

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One Happy Guy

February 1, 2020

A very young cowboy ran into Cooper and his brother Logan today near the tennis courts. Cooper was practicing hoops to get ready for an afternoon game at Ken Caryl. He is a good shooter and seems to love the game. He got a lesson from Michael Jordan and Walter Davis today and hope he […]

Sofia Kenin, of the United States, returns a shot to Laura Siegemund, of Germany, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)

Watch out world

February 1, 2020

Kudos to Sophia Kenin for winning The Australian Open! I tuned in when the score was 2-2 in the third set. She went down love – 40 on her serve and things looked very dicey. Unfazed, she fought back to deuce and ending up winning that crucial game. Down 15-40 in the following game, she […]

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The present

January 18, 2020

“Tomorrow is only in the calendar of fools.” Og Mandino

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Superstars

December 22, 2019

I don’t know any movie stars but when asked if I know any famous athletes, cowboys says…’Absolutely!’ Dave invented the hula hoop and travels the world teaching this fun hobby to young and old alike. In January, he travels to Thailand to participate in the Senior Games where he’ll compete in…what else…the hula hoop event. […]

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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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The Darkest Hour

November 18, 2015

In your darkest hour….when loneliness and despair overtake you…I’ll be there In your darkest hour….as the fear and doubt overwhelm you….I will be there I am The Light shining in your soul….and the hope living in your heart I am the dream you cling to when your life seems torn apart I am the friend […]

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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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Thanks Graham

April 8, 2020

My good and much younger friend Graham shared an interesting idea this morning. He said that, as we age, it’s a good idea to try to wash one foot at a time in the shower. Just lift up the foot as high as you’re able whilst balancing on the other. A very young cowboy decided […]

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Creativity

April 7, 2020

‘Mom, I know this virus thing has us cooped up at home for weeks now…and that it’s a struggle to find things to fill the time. But taco races….really? C’mon mom.’

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Never alone

March 27, 2020

There were five couples practicing social distancing as they spoke from the edge of their driveways. They had determined that their cul de sac had 13 children ten years or younger. What was in question was who had written the statement above on the sidewalk. Not one child spoke up and the parents were flummoxed. […]

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Hole Wheat Bread

March 27, 2020

My good friend Kevin Nydam of Thrive Realty has been telling me for years that one of the secrets to losing weight is to cut out bread from your diet. Well…it seems he has conspired with my dear wife and the bakers at Izzio Artisan Bakery to assist in this weight reduction program. Either that […]

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A sign of the times

March 20, 2020

‘Father, forgive me…my last confession was the day before The Astros cheating scandal became public. I now confess that I was aware of their shenanigans and made over $2 million in illegal betting. With the Coronavirus, I’m out of a job and beseech thee to forgive me and I promise to give to the poor […]

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Together

March 8, 2020

From birth…and before, we are all wired for connection.

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Love lives on

March 8, 2020

The following is excerpted from the book The Rabbit Effect by Dr. Kelli Harding. ‘In the midst of a January snowstorm, I went to see my mom’s body one final time at the funeral home before it was cremated. She’d died only four days before, and it had been just over two weeks since the […]

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Being present is a gift

March 8, 2020

The following is an excerpt from the book Indestractable by Nir Eyal and Julie Li. ’One particular day, the two of us were playing games from an activity book designed to bring dads and daughters closer together. The first activity involved naming each other’s favorite things. The next project was to build a paper airplane […]

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Read

March 6, 2020

‘The point is not to see how many books you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.’ Mortimer Adler

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Finnerty

March 5, 2020

I am patient… I am kind. Only good thoughts… rule my mind. I have no time to look forward or back This moment…this breath will keep me on track.    

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Travel light

March 2, 2020

‘It’s eventually clear that we carry with us on the road more baggage than just our suitcase and our backpacks.’ Ryan Holiday from the book Stillness is The Key.

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Decisions

March 2, 2020

‘You can’t run away from your choices—you can only fix them with better choices.’ Ryan Holiday

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Introspection

March 2, 2020

These thoughts on journaling are from the book Stillness is the key by Ryan Holiday. Michael Foucault called journals a weapon for spiritual combat…a way to practice philosophy and purge the mind of agitation and foolishness and to overcome difficulty. To silence the barking dogs in your head. To prepare for the day ahead and […]

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Second chances

March 1, 2020

A not so spry older man had a dream last night In it, he was sitting alone in a park on an unseasonably warm winter day Spring was six weeks away so there were no robins yet, just pesky little brown and gray sparrows intent on eating as much as they could An older man […]