MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Katie Volynets of the United States celebrates match point in their round two singles match against Veronika Kudermetova during day four of the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

You just never know

March 1, 2023

Katy Volynets was facing a huge hurdle today in her singles match in Austin. The American was trailing 0-5 in the third set. She remained committed, competed hard for every point, and won the next three games. Katie certainly captured her opponent’s attention when she won the next two games to even the score at […]



March 1, 2023

Just a science fact to consider…how many galaxies are there in the observable universe? You’d be right if you guessed over a million….and right again if you responded with over 100 million. But, to win the grand prize of a trip to the moon, you’d have to guess 2,000,000,000. Those nine 0’s amount to 200 […]



February 27, 2023

Spence surely didn’t know what the vet said but Terri’s tears spoke louder than words. Twelve years ago the puppy with the bright eyes and thumping tail was rescued and two lives were transformed. The eyes now told a different story as the pain became unrelenting. It’s a pretty safe bet that those last three […]



February 16, 2023

“No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” Ryder Carroll


Enough already

February 16, 2023

I’m sure most of the sports tv shows who feature talking heads use the same gimmick…they play nonsense background noise while their heads are giving the highlights or scores for the day. They obviously have studied our human brains to know the noise hooks us like a Rapala fishing lure into continuing to watch this […]


Sound advice

February 15, 2023

“Good teachers make teaching look easy. Bad ones approach it look like they are haphazardly dissecting a cat. They address every single movement possible and by the time they’re done they’ve taken apart the entire cat. There’s blood and guts everywhere, but where is the cat?  Every person comes to the teacher with his own […]



February 10, 2023

The optimist sees a way out of life’s most challenging moments.


Real vs. Tainted Golf

February 10, 2023

We’re watching the WM Phoenix Open Golf Tournament which draws enormous crowds. The 16th. hole is surrounded by 20,000 fans who party like there’s no tomorrow every year. The PGA Tour has been doing a terrific job of highlighting their loyal players who didn’t abandon the fans to accept obscene amounts of money from The […]



February 9, 2023

When Abby started playing softball at ten, her face lit up every game day morning…one more chance to enter the circle and dazzle opposing hitters. She was gifted with a live arm and by the age of fifteen her parents began imagining a possible college career. At sixteen, after being driven from the circle in […]



January 31, 2023

A good friend went to the podiatrist recently and was greeted by an exceptionally courteous receptionist named Carol. He felt compelled to brighten her day with a couple of short stories and encouraged her to watch the hilarious video online entitled Cockatoo Loves Elvis. As my friend was saying goodbye, Carol encouraged him by proclaiming…’what […]



November 2, 2022

A story is told of a young mother who gifted her 14 year old daughter with a magic bracelet on her birthday. It didn’t look extraordinary but, as the mom explained, the gift might be the most treasured she’d ever receive. The bracelet was called  ‘mind matters.’  It senses when a person is upset or […]



September 30, 2022

There’s not a chance that anyone can top Bonnie Raitt’s version of this classic. Surely, this is a superb cover by two great singers.   Just click arrow and scroll to see/hear    


Thinking of you, Cha Cha

September 22, 2022




August 29, 2022

Ok…I’m going out on a limb here but here goes…this may be the most powerful song this young cowboy has ever heard. Just click the arrow and scroll.  


Laugh master

August 29, 2022

Try not laughing at this character. Just click on arrow and scroll.  


Smooth as Butter

August 25, 2022

Surely, one of the most talented singers in America. Just click arrow to hear song. Tip…don’t watch the video, just close your eyes and savor.  


No limits tennis

August 24, 2022

The ultimate competitor. Click on arrow to see short video.


Heart and Soul

August 16, 2022

  One of the best songs ever and a grand slam version here. Just click the arrow to see/hear this terrific talent.  

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Crepuscular sunrays shining through the clouds over the North Sea, United Kingdom


August 16, 2022

Love discovering new artists. Just click the arrow to see/hear a classic.  


Stanley’s favorite chair

May 15, 2022

Martha had developed a liking for a friend named Stanley. She decided to present him with a special gift for Christmas. By all appearances, he loves the idea of sitting down for meals.


The Greatest Ever

April 17, 2022

The power and promise of another Monday is just a drop in the bucket compared to the love and saving grace of last Friday. Nothing…no inhumanity, no brutality could keep Him down. May we always remember.



August 25, 2016

It occurred to me this morning that it’s rather lame to say ‘have a great day,’ to someone. Invariably, the words go in one ear and out the other. They’ve been said so frequently that they no longer resonate. You could say ‘have a wonderful day,’ but still the phrase has no staying power. My […]



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 […]



February 4, 2016

Some people just have the knack of looking for the bright side….for looking up with faith when others shudder with fear or succumb to doubt. This is one of the things people love about Alex…she is bright eyed, supremely confident, and unstoppable. Alex…you being you is all that you’ll need on Wednesday. You Rock!


Window of Tolerance

October 19, 2015

A horse is beset by hundreds of flies on a summer afternoon in the pasture.  As best she can, she swishes her tail lazily at one after another to shoo them away.  These little annoyances (trifles) don’t ignite an agitated response from the mare because she knows that this is just part of the game. […]

May 26, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Sam Burns lines up a putt on the fifth green during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Philosophy 101

March 23, 2023

Sam Burns is a rapidly improving professional golfer. When asked today about his process over the last few months and moving forward, he said…,’I have a tendency to get ahead of myself so I’m trying to slow down, take it one shot at a time, and be where my feet are. Be where my feet […]


Silly looking

February 27, 2023

With all of the controversy surrounding professional golf these days, can we agree that this new fashion statement needs to be put to bed soon?



February 24, 2023

One of my tennis students is a physician’s assistant and reported this week on the state of the medical profession as we try to get past Covid. She said that burnout is rampant and that 37% of those in medicine are not renewing their licenses. That’s more than astounding…it’s downright scary.



February 20, 2023

“It’s incredible to see what the apostle Paul endured for his faith. He was whipped with thirty-nine lashes on five different occasions;  he was beaten with a rod three times;  he was shipwrecked three times;  he was nearly stoned to death;  he was deprived of food, clothing, and water. Yet, he declared in Romans 8:18, […]


Food for thought

January 31, 2023

A couple of songs this week have sparked me to consider that…when leaving this earth, we are greeted by heavenly angels singing ‘welcome home’ tunes. They instantly remind us that we are spiritual beings coming back to the home we long for all of our days. Perhaps we are invited to join this exalted choir […]


In touch

January 30, 2023

“Some doors open only from the inside.” Max Strom

serenity and yoga practicing at the lake Garda

Firm foundation

January 24, 2023

“Breath of heaven Hold me together Be forever near me Breath of heaven Breath of heaven Lighten my darkness Pour over me your holiness For you are holy.”



January 23, 2023

Often just being there with a friend in need is a blessing indeed.



January 22, 2023

A very young cowboy has watched a lot of basketball over the last sixty years. So many incredible players from Chamberlain, Russell, Cousy, West, Baylor, Maravich, Jabbar, Archibald, Erving, Jokic, Curry, and Doncic. What’s missing from this list? These, obviously, are all guys. Well, guess what? I’d put this highlight film of Caitlin Clark of […]



January 22, 2023

Most of us, if we try, can remember the first time we were smitten by that intoxicating yellow ball and the physical chess match that Coach Randy Ross calls…’the greatest game ever invented.’ It looks like little Peter has discovered it today.