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Ouch

September 29, 2018

It sometimes appears that golfers have consulted with The Three Stooges when choosing their attire for the links.

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Dreams

September 29, 2018

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. Ashley Smith

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No thanks

September 28, 2018

A very young cowboy was driving to play today when his attention was drawn from the task at hand. (driving) A  woman appeared to the left and her head seemed to be surrounded by a sizable white cloud. Upon closer inspection, she was smoking one of those e cigarettes. The habit seems a bit odd […]

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Compromise

September 28, 2018

The toxic climate in Washington has spread. Truly, it is like a cancer moving across our great land. It certainly appears that the days of seeing eye to eye are a distant memory. Buckle up. It will continue to be a rocky ride.

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Oh Yeah

September 28, 2018

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel Dedicated to Kelly on her birthday

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Fascination

September 26, 2018

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley

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Inspired

September 23, 2018

Every artist dips her brush in her own soul, and paints her own nature into her pictures. Henry Ward Beecher

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Choices

September 23, 2018

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll

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Legacy

September 22, 2018

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many […]

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Variety

September 22, 2018

After years of using a certain nickname, it’s nice to have a new one. Bandit Bob

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Gratitude

September 22, 2018

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Tecumseh

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No way

September 19, 2018

A very young cowboy learned a word last week that he’d never heard in conversation before. Recalcitrant. It means one who has an obstinate attitude towards something. I guess a picture is worth a thousand words.

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No guarantees

September 18, 2018

A seven hour day on the river and only one brown trout to show for my efforts. A very young cowboy fished to a feeding fish for thirty minutes with no engagement before offering the spot to another angler. In five minutes, he hooked and netted the sixteen inch trout. Oh well. As noted author […]

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Child’s play

September 15, 2018

A very young cowboy has seen some pretty unique customers at your local Wal Mart. After awhile, one kind of gets into the spirit…I guess you could say it’s contagious.

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Solid tennis

September 14, 2018

In the last few years, a tennis phrase has been used quite frequently. Scoreboard pressure. It is pretty easy to understand  in the following scenarios. You’ve just held serve and your opponent is serving at 4-5 in the first set. You commit to making high percentage service returns and eschew anything spectacular. Five minutes later, […]

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Life changing

September 14, 2018

Kathy was diagnosed with MS and her husband decided he could not care for her. The divorce left her in a difficult situation to say the least. As her condition worsened and she required more assistance, her prayers were answered. A group of fifty men in Kathy’s neighborhood decided to get involved. Every night for […]

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Formidable

September 14, 2018

The Golf Channel did a feature interview with professional golfer Maria Torres. She has an infectious, positive, personality and one of the commentators said…’her attitude could be the most powerful weapon in her bag.’ It made me think of the tennis players I coach and if their attitude is a powerful weapon in their bag.

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Gratitude

September 10, 2018

The word ‘Amen.’ Many have heard and said it in church at the conclusion of a prayer. In some Presbyterian churches, the preacher will say…’And all of God’s people said’ and the congregation responds with ‘amen.’ The first definition found online is…’An exclamation uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning ‘so be it.’. […]

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Gung ho

September 10, 2018

I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism. Sylvester Stallone

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Risk

September 10, 2018

The ground beneath you is shifting, and either you get sucked in by holding on to old ways, or you take a giant step forward by taking some risks and seeing what happens. Bonnie Hammer