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Increasing net worth

April 30, 2017

Up and over. That’s as basic as it gets. No wonder my good friend Larry Loeb promotes ‘up spin.’ The late Welby Van Horn called balls in the net ‘felonies.’ Type this up and put it in your tennis bag. ‘When I’m playing my best tennis…I avoid felonies on each point.’

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All in

April 30, 2017

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the person be discouraged who has these. James Whitcomb Riley

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Urgent care

April 30, 2017

Even the best physicians understand that a patient’s healing is not solely in their hands.

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Joy

April 29, 2017

Wise is the one who celebrates…who breaks from the crowd and jumps for joy each day. Surely, there is much to be thankful for…so bountiful the blessings that we should shout to the heavens and awaken those too preoccupied in the ho hum…just get me through another day…way of living. Photo by Dave Irey

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Unexpected treats

April 27, 2017

Yesterday, a very young cowboy cast a blue wing olive to very finicky brown trout while four deer grazed fifty yards away. On the ride home, five elk munched on grass a mere twenty-five yards from the winding dirt road. The prize, however, goes to these three characters who bring a smile to everyone who […]

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Kid sense

April 27, 2017

Smile people!

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Good fortune

April 27, 2017

Some days are like that. You’re going about your day and then poof…everything just heads south. Fortunately, tomorrow is another day. Maybe this photo will serve to remind you that luck really is on your side and things could be much worse.

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Barney

April 25, 2017

‘C’mon man. You worked ten hours today and now your cell phone is like glued to your ear. I’ve been waiting all day for ten minutes of Frisbee and it’s gonna be dark in twenty minutes. C’mon man!’

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Quietude

April 25, 2017

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. Laurence Sterne

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Two words

April 25, 2017

‘I’m sorry. There, I’ve said it. The two hardest words ever spoken. You assured me that I would feel better but nothing has changed yet. It’s obvious you’re happy and for that I am grateful.’

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Time passages

April 25, 2017

With age, comes wisdom. And daily naps…and memory loss…and more trips to the doctor than imagineable.

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Can do

April 25, 2017

Where there’s a will…there is a way.

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America’s favorite pastime

April 22, 2017

Take me out to the ball game Take me out to the crowd Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjacks I don’t care if I never get back For it’s root, root, root for the home team If they don’t win it’s a shame For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out At the old ball […]

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Beware roosters

April 19, 2017

Leoti, Kansas is a small farming community southeast of Sharon Springs. The pheasant hunting was pretty outstanding years ago when Al Sigman and his boys would make the three and a half hour trip from Denver. Floyd Harberts, Tom Flaming, and Rich Block were all good tennis players with the eye hand skills to make […]

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Yeah!

April 19, 2017

I get it. Winter can do a number on folks…can turn them inside out and subtract the joy from their faces. Hallelujah that spring is here! Photo by Dave Irey

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Heart

April 18, 2017

A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope. Terri Guillemets

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Rock solid

April 18, 2017

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

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Fresh fruit

April 18, 2017

The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries. Homaro Cantu

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Spring

April 18, 2017

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank

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Quick study

April 18, 2017

‘I just learned to play hide and seek and already it’s my favorite game.’