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Ice Cream

December 31, 2015

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Anonymous

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Risk

December 31, 2015

You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk. Roslyn Carter

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The Present

December 30, 2015

“We humans spend an inordinate amount of time in the future or in the past, and so miss out on the gifts of the present: the presents of the present, so to speak.” From the Mindful Golfer by Stephen Altschuler

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Pride

December 30, 2015

Linda chose to stand to the side as Alexis was introduced. At age eleven, this was her first recital since starting piano lessons ten months ago. Her mom realized early on that the child had a gift. What impressed her most however, was her daughter’s commitment to practice faithfully in between lessons. There was a […]

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Hide and Seek

December 30, 2015

You can have your hockey and baseball….and lacrosse. Hide and seek is my favorite pastime and this might be the best hiding place ever.

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Choices

December 30, 2015

“It is a sad and pathetic fact that many people find life a dull, lackluster experience. People get themselves into ruts, which reminds me of a sign an old farmer put up one lovely spring beside a dirt road. “Choose your rut carefully: you will be in it for the next twenty-five miles.” A great […]

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Turbulence

December 30, 2015

Skylar feels safe behind his bed. Lately, his parents have seemed to argue nearly every day. If he closes the door to his room, it’s not as loud. His mom used to tell him bedtime stories but seems detached now. Skylar wonders what it would be like to live in a peaceful home where laughter […]

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Oh My!

December 30, 2015

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Rock on, Berkeley Kemper….may 2016 be your best year ever!!

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Flabbergasted

December 30, 2015

Graham was thrilled to finally become a grandfather. He flew to Denver from his home in San Diego to spend Christmas with three month old Cole and his proud parents. The day after Christmas while holding the baby, Graham was flabbergasted when the child began singing The National Anthem. ‘Oh,say can you see,by the dawn’s […]

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Priorities

December 28, 2015

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Stephen Covey

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Brrrrrr…..

December 28, 2015

Our long time friends Al and Geri just retired and moved to Vero Beach, Florida. When it is single digits in Denver, any beach looks mighty good!

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Pay Attention

December 27, 2015

New York Life has a commercial on TV with the line ‘one look can change your life.’ Surely, a look can make you think….make you reconsider your take on things. There are looks that go unnoticed when we move at the pace the world promotes these days. Yesterday, a very young cowboy had just ordered […]

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Chill

December 27, 2015

‘Ok…..I get it…..you’re small and alone and just in ‘self protect’ mode. But it’s Sunday and this is a church parking lot. Maybe your owner could just put a little pill in your morning meal that could calm your nerves. I repeat….it’s Sunday and can’t we just all get along?’

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Tennis 2016

December 27, 2015

Points to Ponder for Tennis 2016 Every day that includes tennis is a blessing. Technical innovation is transforming the game….maybe it’s time to demo a racquet. Brett Hobden’s advice never goes out of style….’Track it to the racquet.’ The ball is only in contact with your strings for four to seven one thousandths of a […]

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Solitude

December 27, 2015

“It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Cowboy dreams

December 27, 2015

Jacob, like many boys his age, is fascinated by horses and cowboys. One of the highlights of his life was attending the rodeo last summer in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He was enthralled watching the cowboys and girls zipping around the rodeo ring and doing tricks with their ponies that seemed impossible. This was the first […]

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The Trap

December 26, 2015

“There is an ingenious and low-tech monkey trap in South Africa that consists of a gourd with a hole at one end and a tether attached at the other. The whole deal hangs from a tree. A ball of food is placed in the gourd. The monkey comes along, puts his hand in the gourd, […]

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The Wisdom of John Wayne

December 26, 2015

If you get to thinking you are a person of some influence, try ordering someone else’s dog around. Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled. Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you jump, but by how well you bounce. It doesn’t take a very big person to […]

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Oh Honey!

December 26, 2015

“Sure honey….I’ll get the paper for you even though it’s 19 degrees out. But can you explain why I need to wear your skirt, those silly Broncos shoes, and black socks?”

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Hazel

December 26, 2015

“Sorry Hazel…..Christmas is just one day each year but it’s fine if you want to wear your hat and keep that spirit alive each day.”