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Going out with a bang

November 30, 2017

Steve Mellin was a real John Wayne type of cowboy his friends reported. He was a farrier (a horseshoer) and taught the art at CSU. He was an avid shotgun devotee who loved to shoot clays. Mr. Mellin died in May at age 63. The cowboy had once mentioned to friends that he was claustrophobic […]

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Rex

November 29, 2017

Many dogs seems to possess human traits. They seem to know what we’re thinking and have a special place in their hearts for the needy.

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Loathe thy neighbor

November 29, 2017

Neighbor disputes have gone up a level in Aspen. This week an altercation resulted in one fella spraying his ‘opponent’ with bear spray.

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Hang on

November 28, 2017

Sometimes when life seems all topsy turvy, you just have to hold on with all you’re worth.

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Great movie

November 27, 2017

If you would like to see a wonderful movie…check out Wonder.

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Change

November 27, 2017

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Victor Frankl

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Drama near El Rancho

November 27, 2017

A very young cowboy has a word for the day…perspective. After driving over 100 miles this morning to reach The Eagle River near Wolcott, there was great anticipation of sizable rainbows and browns finding their way to the net. It was not to be. Only one plump rainbow was fooled and then wind gusts reaching […]

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Victor

November 26, 2017

‘I learned that when life pulls you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again.’ Sheryl Sandberg from the book Option B Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Dedicated to Honey

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Bargain time

November 25, 2017

Against my better judgement, I decided to accompany my wife on another Black Friday shopping bonanza. It’s always entertaining. We found some great bargains, occasionally polite shoppers, and very creative dressers.

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High adventure

November 23, 2017

A very young cowboy just discovered a terrific adventure show on TV. Running Wild With Bear Grylls. Comcast…channel 674. I won’t refer to him as wild man because he’s eminently skilled at what he does. But oh my…you ought to see the nature hazards that he takes people like Lindsey Vonn, Shaquille O’Oneill, Ben Stiller, […]

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Friendly competition

November 23, 2017

The game of tug of war has long been a fun competition for our furry friends. Yes indeed. But, as Casey and Stella prove, it is much more messy than the human version.

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Vicky Matarazzo

November 23, 2017

The tennis community lost a legend this week as Vicky Matarazzo passed away on November 20th. This is the story that appeared in Tennis Magazine’s Hero edition recently. When Vicky Matarazzo was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she had simple instructions for her doctors: They needed to perform the necessary mastectomy quickly so she […]

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Dr. Feelgood

November 23, 2017

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. Bernard Williams

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Inseparable

November 22, 2017

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. Isadora James

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Sadie

November 22, 2017

We agreed to try it just once. Having grown very comfortable looking after dogs, we said ‘sure,’ when Ellen called to ask if we could care for her cat for three days. I guess that’s how you learn. The fact that she brought enough food to feed two Labrador retrievers for a week should have […]

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Yuck

November 22, 2017

‘Nana, I’ve told you that broccoli should have been named ‘yuckoli. I mean really…remember when I slipped some under the table and Maui ran away and hid in the closet? I’ll just stick with chicken and macaroni, thank you.’ Love, Hazel

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Smorgasbord

November 22, 2017

A very young cowboy has waded this stretch of The South Platte River countless times. Nearly 100% of the time there are two seventeen inch rainbow trout swimming contentedly a foot downstream from my boots. Experts say it’s because our wading kicks up hundreds of little midges from the substrate and the fish nearly have […]

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The basics

November 21, 2017

It doesn’t matter if a cowboy lives in the mountains or in the flats, as long as it’s warm and there is a place to lay his hat. Anonymous

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Creativity

November 21, 2017

Some people are blessed with an innate sense of fashion. There are others not so gifted…they try to make up for it by thinking outside the box. Sometimes it works…you be the judge.

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The game

November 21, 2017

I guess the thermometer for my baseball fever is still a goose bump. Vin Scully