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Belief

May 24, 2020

While watching episode 9 of The Last Dance, Reggie Miller of The Indiana Pacers was interviewed and spoke about the amazing Champion’s DNA of Michael Jordan and The Chicago Bulls. A Champion’s DNA. Did Michael and his mates really possess this at birth or was it created in the crucible of hard fought playoff series’ […]

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Harmony

May 20, 2020

‘A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.’ Ruth Bell Graham

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A new day

May 10, 2020

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields… Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” Mary Oliver

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Spirit redefined

April 19, 2020

A great friend encouraged me to view a film about an amazing individual. His name is Stephen Wampler and the film chronicles his six day ascent of California’s El Capitan. Mr. Wampler was born with cerebral palsy so the climb was especially challenging. Imagine doing 20,000 pull ups in less than a week….incredible!  The height […]

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Over the top

April 18, 2020

The virus has spurred people to come up with some very creative ways to stay in touch with their favorite sports. The other day a father was seen on TV working with his 3 year old son hitting foam tennis balls in the house. The kid is going to be a fine player someday. If […]

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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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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Picnic time

May 17, 2020

Well…now that our kitchen redo is nearly finished, Sally wants me to embark on a fun project she witnessed on TV. It shouldn’t be that difficult and we have at least two squirrels out back who will undoubtedly be delighted.

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New horizons

May 11, 2020

Promise me that you’ll remain open to new possibilities and the potential wrapped inside the gift of change Convince me that you will continue searching with a heart of hope when one door closes and you feel lost Promise me that you’ll see with fresh eyes shining and stride confidently down new paths that call […]

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Must see TV?

May 2, 2020

This Coronavirus has caused people to settle for a lot of TV viewing they may not have previously considered. Like…on ESPN right now is The Jumping Frog Jubilee. Rumor has it the contest has been held for ninety seven years.  Some of the veteran jockeys are adults who have competed for over fifty years. In […]

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About time

April 25, 2020

Eventually, someone had to say ‘enough’ of these plain Jane- boring as hell masks that most of us have created. Boredom can surely spawn the seeds of creativity.

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Survival

April 25, 2020

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]

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Feisty

April 21, 2020

“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.’” Unknown

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Grace

April 20, 2020

You are my North Star… the anchor I cling to when the clouds darken and the seas roll You are my oasis… the quiet place I thirst for when the desert surrounds me and hope is fading You are my lifeline… the connection I cherish when friends are few and I feel alone You speak […]

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Belief

April 19, 2020

‘I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.’ Will Smith

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Jimmy?

April 19, 2020

A very young man was delighted to get in a good bike ride today. I rode my usual route for nearly an hour and, like you, saw many people walking their dogs and following instructions about masks and social distancing. At the crest of a hill, I turned right and saw a fella my age […]

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Houdini

April 18, 2020

Our kitchen is being redone and Sally is very thrilled. Yesterday, we had to empty the refrigerator to make room for the new one. Sally had said a pesky fly had been in the house the last day or so. When I returned from fishing, she motioned me over and said…’have a look at this.’ […]

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Ouch

April 16, 2020

An aging cowboy was lying in a recliner upstairs while Daniel was overhauling our kitchen. He and his wife took a break for lunch as I nodded off to la la land. I was jolted awake by a power drill reverberating through the house and had to quickly banish the feeling that no anesthesia had […]

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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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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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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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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.