The present

January 18, 2020

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

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 03: Lloyd Harris of South Africa in action against Dudi Sela in the reverse singles during day 2 of the Davis Cup tie between South Africa and Israel at Irene Country Club on February 03, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images)


January 18, 2020

Lloyd Harris is playing in the singles finals in Adelaide. He’s a new player on the scene from South Africa. The commentators gave him a nice compliment early in his match vs. Rublev of Russia. ”He’s one who hardly ever lets big chunks of a match go by without making a change if things are […]



January 18, 2020

Ms. Hazel came by today to meet Donzie and Minnie. It was a match made in heaven as she immediately fell in love with them and was hoping to take them home for a play day. Today, Hazel is in Silverthorne playing with her pet moose Natasha but we hope she’ll come over again for […]



December 30, 2019

There are days…and we all have them when we’re out of sorts and not in control When…it’s as if someone snuck in at night and extinguished the pilot light of the soul Some find peace in yoga while others take long walks with a friend In the stillness of contented breathing we trust that this […]



December 28, 2019

When the world’s pressing into you and life is hard, I want to know If friends are few and you ache for more from life I want to know When your favorite music no longer puts a spring in your step I want to know If you ever feel lost, Dear Carly and just need […]


Love that Sally

December 24, 2019

A very young cowboy is very grateful for Sally…and to Sally. How many wives would let a hubby go fly fishing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Yeppers…I knew she was a keeper when I first laid eyes on her. And to think, she even outfitted me for the best chance to be successful. You […]


Fingers crossed

December 22, 2019

There’s a couple of million Colorado Rockies fans who hope GM Jeff Bridich is not serious about trading future Hall of Famer Nolan Arenado. Why…well, he’s the best third baseman in the game by far and Bridich has not exactly wowed us with his player moves in the past. Desmond, Davis, Murphy, McGee, Shaw…all questionable, […]



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. […]



December 10, 2019

Angels dream bigger than mortals They see with eyes magnified With hearts overflowing their love keeps others going angel dreams are never denied Gabby shared a wish with her mom the dream took on a life of its own With passion unbending and love never ending goodwill to the children was sown There’s smiles and […]


Javohn Garbutt

July 15, 2019

A very young cowboy received this note from Angler’s All about a neat family in need. Thomas “Scully” Garbutt is a legendary fishing guide from Punta Gorda, Belize. On June 25, Scully’s youngest son, Javohn, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When the happy and energetic 8-year-old began feeling sick, his parents drove him from […]


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 […]


Think again

November 30, 2018

Peter McWilliams wrote a terrific little book entitled ‘You can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought.’ It made a very young cowboy consider that this pertains to thoughts about: your neighbors, Father Time, a below average day on the courts or links, the weather, gridlock in Washinton…or on the highway, chronic aches and pains, […]



October 6, 2016

“He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


Spare me

January 22, 2020

Five things I’d rather do than listen/look at liars Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler on TV. Have a prostate biopsy daily for a week. Undergo a root canal without anesthesia Get hit in the head with a baseball bat Pick up 30 piles of dog doo in the backyard Watch Nancy Pelosi say that this […]



January 12, 2020

Doug gave a very memorable sermon today. He said that he and probably everyone else in attendance go spiritually flat at times. ‘It’s as if we need to hit the refresh button on our heart to get back on track.’ What a terrific image! Who knows…maybe, if we’re observant, we can try to help friends […]


Ms . Nat

December 29, 2019

If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one heart the aching or cool one pain or help one fainting robin unto its nest again I shall not live in vain Love seeketh not itself to please nor for itself has any care but for […]



December 28, 2019

The odds are increasing that this fella is going to be questioned again. A grand jury will surely be convened and he’ll be asked again if he believed the information in The Clinton paid for, bogus, Steele dossier was verified when he said so to the FISA court. Since he lied under oath in previous […]


Music heals

December 26, 2019

Martin Agee had a great idea. Why not see if abused dogs would respond to music. Mr. Agee is a renowned violinist who has played all over the world. His hunch about the dog’s reaction to his music was on target. He now makes weekly visits to the dog shelter and it’s clear that the […]



December 17, 2019

Ok…we’re sorry. I know it sounds a bit shallow now after the fact. It is safe to say we got carried away. It was the first time we’d ever been asked to look after a poodle and, truth be told, Harriet didn’t seem to mind. We’d seen a show where poodle owners groomed their dogs […]


Oh my!

December 17, 2019

We watched a special program on tv tonight that highlighted memorable short documentaries on sports and other unique activities. Most memorable was an ice fishing contest in Minnesota. The temperature on the ice was -26 degrees. One fifty something angler had been competing for 25 years in a row. There was a significant amount of […]



December 17, 2019

You play tennis 3-4 days a week in the prime league season. Besides that, you drill twice a week in the winter and you expect a lot from yourself. In competition, errors linger in your mind and negatively influence subsequent points and often games. In your time away from the court, you realize that your […]



December 16, 2019

What a story! On the 7th. anniversary of The Sandy Hook school shootings, The Newtown Nighthawks football team brought a bit of cheer to this deserving community. Playing in the State Championship football game, quarterback Jack Street threw a 36 yard Hail Mary pass as time ran out and it was perfection. Riley Ward caught […]



December 16, 2019

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. “ Ernest Hemingway A very young cowboy was fishing last spring on The Colorado River. In an instant, an ill advised step and I was destined for a dunking. Some guides tell you to put your rod on the surface of the […]


Ron Rossi

December 13, 2019

Randy Kreft invited a very young cowboy to go see last night’s Regis vs. Holy Family girls basketball game. What a treat!  The teams were excellent with both squads ranked in the top five in state for their divisions. I especially was excited to attend to see an old teammate coach the Holy Family team. […]

Pensive teenager looking through a window

The plea

December 10, 2019

It’s different from a knife in some ways but cuts just the same. I’ve tried to wrap my head around the why me and the when will this torture end but am drawing a blank. Middle school, for me, is like a war zone. I’m like a soldier always on the lookout…a state of alarm […]