June 14, 2019

Josh Rosen is the quarterback for The Buffalo Bills. His high school coach trained the players to incorporate a three letter acronym when adversity came their way. APO. Adjust…Persevere…Overcome. Love it! One of the greatest practitioners of APO is Conner Stroud who is one of the top wheelchair tennis players in the world.


Clueless in Centennial

June 14, 2019

On Monday night, a very tired cowboy was suddenly and rudely awakened at 11:30 p.m. by an F – 15 fighter jet that roared over the tree tops in our normally quiet cul de sac. The noise was deafening as the house felt like it was shaking. As I tried to compose myself, the question […]



June 7, 2019

Dominic Thiem is in the semifinals of The French Open. He faces an extremely tough task to win the tournament. He plays Novak Djokovic today and, if he wins, would need to beat the 11 time champion Rafa Nadal. Win or lose, he’s had a great tournament and provided lots of excitement along the way. […]


Ninety seven years young

June 5, 2019

Tom Rice was a paratrooper on D-Day 75 years ago. He and his mates dropped in over France on that unforgettable day and we owe him and his friends every ounce of gratitude possible. Well…today, the 97 year old recreated the jump and just have a look for yourself. Scroll and click.  


Amazing Amy

February 3, 2019

It’s reported that this meeting between Gary Woodland and Amy Brockerstette was the greatest experience of his golfing life. I think you’ll quickly see why.   ** fast forward to today and Gary Woodland played brilliantly to win The 119th. U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. I’m guessing his experience with Amy still ranks right up there […]


One Amazing Fella

June 11, 2016

A very young cowboy had a dream last night that was so real. It was about a great friend who still lives in the hearts of so many of us…his family, his friends, his coworkers, and the thousands of kids he touched as their favorite doctor. One of these children comes to mind immediately. He […]


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 […]


Hope is forever

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 […]


Window of Tolerance

October 19, 2015

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

Love Bench

The Love Seat

October 16, 2015

A very young man was driving into the South Suburban Golf Course parking lot yesterday when he noticed two women sitting on the bench at the 10th. tee box.  He thought that they were waiting for their kids to finish the par three course because the ladies had no clubs with them. When the youngster […]


Forever in Joy

June 3, 2019

There is a light that shines sooo bright… A heart powered by love… and a soul tethered to a God who never fails He walks by her side today and surely fills her heart tomorrow. Her joys give Him such pleasure To Him.. She’s a special treasure endowed with strength to rise above the stormy […]



June 3, 2019

We love watching the women’s college softball World Series each year. The enthusiasm of the players and their rabid fans is something to behold. Tonight, one of the announcers was talking about a hitter who was in an 0 for 26 slump. She said the player was ‘taking a long trip on the trouble train.’ […]


Life 101

June 1, 2019

‘Life is a waste without humor…living is about happiness and laughter.’ Fauja Singh


No problem

May 29, 2019

It was Memorial Day at Meadow Hills Golf Club. The very young lady pictured here had a nasty, buried lie in the rough and forty five yards from the pin. She gave the ball a mighty thump with her seldom used sand wedge and, remarkably, the ball came out and headed to the left edge […]



May 26, 2019

‘Let’s get this squared away right now. I will not agree to any trips of over fifteen minutes. And…on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, I will be allowed out of this contraption to stick my head out the window or you can return me to the shelter. Understand?’


Honey don’t

May 24, 2019

I have received some flak about my hair after Sally posted a picture this week of cowboy after a fishing trip. It was pretty lame to be sure. I wonder if golfers’ wives post pictures of their husbands after a long day on the links? Let’s hope not.


Great read

May 22, 2019

My wife and I were discussing our favorite books after dinner tonight. I asked her to name the best written book she has read in the last three years. Without hesitation, she said ‘Where The Crawdads Sing.’ It’s now on my list too.


Stale beer

May 21, 2019

Drew Goodman was speaking tonight of his favorite ballparks that The Rockies visit each year. One that he mentioned was Wrigley Field in Chicago. He said that ‘part of the allure of Wrigley is the smell of stale beer left over from the previous night.’ Guess I’ll have to see for myself but it doesn’t […]


No worries

May 21, 2019

We are lucky to care for over twenty different dogs throughout the year. Kenya, Lola, Rocky, Donzie, Minnie, Sadie, Monaco, and Lucy to name just a few. They all are special in their own unique way. Some, more than others. Some, able to deal with separation anxiety better than the rest and a handful that […]



May 21, 2019

A coach wears a multitude of hats. Director…Encourager…Sports Psychologist and more. When all is said and done, a coach who inspires self belief and resilience in her young players is worth her weight in gold.



May 16, 2019

A very young cowboy was driving along the South Platte River near Deckers on Tuesday. I spotted a fella who wore a sun shielding face muff like mine. He was casting from the edge of the road to the stream below which was at least an 8 foot drop. His casting was that of a […]


The Urban Egg

May 15, 2019

When Jamie suggested we meet at The Urban Egg at 6991 E. Belleview, I was all in. Once again, the Huevos Rancheros were off the charts good and the service was impeccable. You ought to give it a try for breakfast or lunch. It is easy to support a group that has terrific food and […]


Good Samaritan

May 11, 2019

‘If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain If I can ease one life the aching or cool one pain If I can help one fainting robin unto its nest again, I shall not live in vain I shall not live in vain Love seeketh not itself to please […]



May 6, 2019

‘It doesn’t matter how successful or unsuccessful you are right now. What matters is whether your habits are putting you on the path to success.’ James Clear from the terrific book Atomic Habits   Surely, the path to success and meaning is the steeper one not favored by most. Anyone can walk the well worn […]



May 5, 2019

I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. Steven Spielberg


Holy Schmole

May 4, 2019

A national chain of fitness clubs estimates that 32% of its 50,000 members are obsessed with carrying and using their cell phones while working out. Management likens the addiction to that of millennials who say the word ‘like’ so often it makes normal folks want to retch. Good news is on the horizon. A patch…similar […]