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Courage

June 9, 2021

Sally suggested a book that I subsequently picked up at Koelbel library. Every Man A Hero…A Memoir of D-Day by Ray Lambert and Jim DeFelice. Mr. Lambert is a decorated medic whose courage that day and in the war were extraordinary. Here is an excerpt. “Working my way across the beach, I found a man […]

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Running on empty

June 9, 2021

“When we are buried in nonessentials, we lose track of what is truly significant.” Jay Shetty From the best selling book Think Like a Monk

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No greater love

June 2, 2021

Hailey is 17 and hears a commotion in her backyard. Her dogs are in a barking frenzy. A large brown bear and two cubs have scaled the fence. Does she call 911? No, Ms. Hailey makes a mad dash towards the bear, knocks it off balance, grabs a dog, and races back to the house. […]

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Oh Yeah

May 25, 2021

This was a neat story in Janice Dean’s book entitled Make Your Own Sunshine. A young couple was returning home on a flight with their newly adopted daughter. The flight attendants learned of their story and decided to make an announcement to the other passengers. The cabin, upon hearing the news, erupted in applause and […]

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Sanity

April 30, 2021

“Loving your homeland is just as natural as loving your father or mother – after all, your country nourishes you, protects you, and in many ways makes you who you are.” Bill Bennett Mr. Bennett also cautions against relaxing math standards in school like the insanity in Virginia. He wisely condemns critical race theory because […]

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Freedom

April 17, 2021

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor Frankl

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Incredible

April 15, 2021

One of my tennis students asked last week if we’d seen the movie My Octopus Teacher on Netflix. We watched it tonight and a very young cowboy found himself whispering the word ‘incredible’ repeatedly. Do yourself a favor and watch this terrific film. The photography is stunning and the story is absolutely enthralling.

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Serenity

March 30, 2021

I’ve reached the age where happy hour is a nap. Anonymous

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Faith

March 7, 2021

‘I believe in the sun, even though it doesn’t shine, I believe in love, even when it isn’t shown, I believe in God, even when He doesn’t speak.’ Etched into a wall by a concentration camp prisoner

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Thanks coach

January 28, 2021

A very wise coach was mentoring a perfectionistic laden young student and was making little headway with the player. Flummoxed, he went to bed that night and in the morning he awoke early. Two minutes into his morning shower, a memory from his playing days popped into his mind. You see, he had had a […]

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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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Basement level ownership

April 17, 2021

A good friend asked if I might want to go see a Major League Baseball game at Coors Field. I said that the team’s mismanagement resulting in a current last place standing means we’d have to travel over six hundred miles to Kansas City to see the majors play. Holy Schmole! ** That’s the result […]

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Joy

April 17, 2021

“Inside everyone is a great shout of joy waiting to be born.” David Whyte

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Must See

April 4, 2021

This may be the shortest morsel ever. Carve out ninety minutes with your family and enjoy Seven Yards on Netflix. It will make your day as a hero meets an angel.

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Hope

March 30, 2021

“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

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Perspective

March 22, 2021

Sometimes you just need to talk to a three year old to understand life again. Author unknown

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Squirrel hunting

March 21, 2021

A very young couple went to Big 5 Sporting Goods today to renew my fishing license. AJ thought I was pretty fortunate that my fee was only $10.00 as he printed out the license. ‘Shoot, my license cost $74.00. I’m from Texas’, he said. ‘I got a small game license to go with my fishing […]

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Time well spent

March 21, 2021

‘The soul is healed by being with children’. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Recall

March 14, 2021

“We do not remember days…we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese

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Possibilities

March 14, 2021

‘When we have hope, we discover powers within ourselves we may have never known- the power to make sacrifices, to endure, to heal, and to love. Once we choose hope, everything is possible.’ Christopher Reeve

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Trust

March 8, 2021

‘Standing on the promises of Christ my King, Through eternal ages let His praises ring, Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God. Standing, standing, Standing on the promises of God, my Savior; Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God. Standing on the promises that cannot […]

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Together

March 8, 2021

‘Surround yourself with the dreamers, the doers, the believers, and thinkers; but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you even when you don’t see it yourself.’ Simone Biles