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The GOAT

October 29, 2017

Roger Federer lost a first set tiebreaker to Juan Martin del Potro in Basel today. Thr GOAT (Greatest of All Time) bounced back to win the second set but was immediately broken in the first game of the third. Paul Annacone was calling the match and said, ‘make no mistake, one of the greatest traits […]

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Challenge

October 29, 2017

The most fearless hearts, the audacious dreamers, have always maintained a sense of optimism that often flies in the face of the available evidence. Martin O’Malley

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June

October 29, 2017

My wife had such a good time at her high school reunion, she encouraged me to attend mine. She said some people had changed a lot while others appeared to have retained their youthful vitality. Reluctantly, I agreed to go. Some of the fellas were missing their hair and some ladies clearly had injections unrelated […]

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Gratitude

October 29, 2017

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. Meister Eckhart

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Joy

October 29, 2017

The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times, but amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction. M. Russell Ballard

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Collateral damage

October 29, 2017

To a child, divorce is mind bending, heart breaking, and earth shattering. One woman said she cried for what seemed like a week when her parents broke up.

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Think ahead

October 28, 2017

A very young cowboy picked up a new book at the library yesterday. It’s entitled Trout Tips…edited by Kirk Deeter. There are 250 ideas on how to become a better angler. One tip seemed odd when I first read it. The thought is to carry a whistle with you while fishing. The more I considered […]

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A tough day

October 28, 2017

It was very clear to Hollis’ mom that she was in a terrible mood. When they got home, she told the youngster that she didn’t know what the problem was but the nine year old could either ‘go to timeout in her room, or just be a couch potato.’ This comment prompted her seven year […]

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Canine comedian

October 28, 2017

We are looking after one of our favorite dogs named Rocky this weekend. Love this guy even though he cut my lip while rough housing last night. This morning, I was reading the paper when he sauntered over. I said, ‘Rocky.’ The big Labrador looked up and winked.

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Deception

October 28, 2017

The Great Potoo owl in full camouflage mode. Some would say this is just an adaptation for survival. Other would posit that it’s more evidence of ‘grand design.’ Whatever your opinion, it is pretty amazing. Photo by Dave Irey

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Attitude

October 28, 2017

Life,as The Beatles said, is a long and winding road.

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Gung ho

October 27, 2017

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward. Drew Houston

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Superman

October 23, 2017

Ok…this is Gary. Kind of looks like your basic Kiwanis Club member or maybe the kindly pharmacist at Kings Soopers. His full name is Gary Michael Rose and today he was awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallantry during the Vietnam War. The accounts of his bravery are incredible. Mr. Rose was a […]

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Rise above

October 23, 2017

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward Abbey

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Full speed ahead

October 21, 2017

Your doubles team has just won a hard fought first set by the score of 7-5. What’s your plan as the second set begins? First, realize that your opponents may be a bit deflated after dropping such a close set. Second…understand the natural dynamic of relaxing and taking your foot off the gas because you […]

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Bah humbug

October 21, 2017

Chester doesn’t like cats or birthday pictures where he’s forced to wear a silly hat. No one would ever describe him as jovial. As you can tell, he’s a very serious fellow.

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Inseparable

October 19, 2017

‘Silence reminds me to take my soul with me wherever I go.’ From Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris

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Perspective

October 17, 2017

‘At the age of 18, it finally dawned on me that I probably would not appreciate how good and great times were if I did not experience sad and awful times. We need the valleys to gauge the peaks. Pain, misery, suffering, and the storms of life really do provide such a stark contrast to […]

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Spectacular

October 17, 2017

‘This is called a half gainer in diving terminology. I’ve added a half twist to accumulate more points with the judges. What do you think?’

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Down time

October 17, 2017

‘You think I don’t wonder if you’re coming back? At least you could get another cat or a parakeet so I’m not bored out of my mind while you two paint the town.’