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Excellence

April 29, 2019

“Make each day your masterpiece.” John Wooden

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Habits

April 29, 2019

Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test. William James

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Possibility

April 29, 2019

‘Performance equals potential minus interference.’ Tim Gallwey ** Megam M. reported in drills on Friday that she played her best tennis when she had put a number of Christmas bells in her hair. She said the constant jingling eliminated the white noise, the over analyzing, and the critical monkey voice that had previously interfered with […]

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Joined at the heart

April 26, 2019

A very young cowboy read a terrific book recently. An unlikely friendship develops when a young American girl writes a pen pal letter to a boy in Africa. Let’s just say it’s a bond that will undoubtedly last forever.

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Afresh

April 26, 2019

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. J. B. Priestley

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Denver for Life

April 23, 2019

Well, things have certainly changed these past few days. After house hunting in Detroit for three days, we returned to Denver in a quandary. We found Detroit to be a real buyer’s market but the two of us could never be loyal Lions, Tigers, or Pistons fans. Our decision between the two cities was made […]

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No regrets

April 22, 2019

Many friends are unaware that a much younger cowboy finished second when auditioning years ago for the part of Jethro in the hit TV show The Beverly Hillbillies. When the casting director broke the news to me, she suggested that I hustle over to Lot 19 to see if they were still hiring for Gilligan’s […]

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Love

April 20, 2019

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. Anatole France

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Zane’s Italian Bistro

April 19, 2019

Doug and Arlene suggested we meet for dinner at Zane’s Italian Bistro. (8101 E. Belleview) What a great  surprise! Our waiter (Roger) was Johnny on the spot and as personable as they come. Zane’s has a very energetic atmosphere and the Pasta Bolognese was terrific. Unfortunately, our foursome was too full to try the mud […]

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Self talk

April 19, 2019

Wise is the one who consciously and consistently fills a YES reservoir of efficacy affirming self statements. ‘Yes, I can do this…Yes, My effort matters more than the outcome…Yes, I deserve this.” Imagine if your internal reservoir had been filled…drop by positive drop, since the day you were born. There’d be no telling the life […]

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Easter

April 19, 2019

Thirty four years ago, a much younger cowboy planted twenty five tulips on the side of our house. The effort paled in comparison to the previous owners who devoted much of their free time to gardening. Every spring, the yellow tulips arise from the ground around Easter and it makes me think even more about […]

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Sarcopenia

April 17, 2019

A not so young anymore cowboy learned a new word this week. Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass (0.5–1% loss per year after the age of 50), quality, and strength associated with aging. Sarcopenia is a component of the frailty syndrome. It is often a component of cachexia. I highly recommend the […]

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Farewell, Colorado

April 17, 2019

Well, it’s official and no need hiding the fact that, after 34 plus years in Denver, Sally and I are house hunting. It’s going to be difficult leaving Colorado…the place where Sally scored her first hole in one, and where cowboy roams the mountain streams stalking rainbows and brown trout. I have heard that the […]

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Perspective

April 11, 2019

Well…it’s Master’s week again at The Augusta National Golf Club. Tiger Woods is healthy again and Rory McIlroy is trying to win to become one of six players in history to win The Grand Slam. It’s serious stuff. Or is it just a game? At Wednesday’s annual par three contest, some competitors understand it really […]

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Colorado Rockies

April 7, 2019

It is rumored that Drew Goodman…the television voice of The Colorado Rockies baseball club will be leaving his position May 1st.. Those in the know say he’s accepted a job in southern Florida broadcasting senior lawn bowling competition. Who could blame him? At least he’ll witness some scoring and competitive games.

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Fear

April 2, 2019

Not all of the dogs we care for care for us.