Easy prey

October 30, 2019

Life lessons lie around every corner. Just the other night, a very young cowboy learned that you should arm yourself if reports of roaming raccoons have appeared in the neighborhood newsletter. Whilst attempting to replace the cover on the grill after dark…two of these angry, marauding, raccoons decided I was easy prey. You should have […]



October 29, 2019

A very young cowboy picked up an interesting book yesterday at Koelbel library. The author is Tiffany Schlaen and the book is entitled 24/6…The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week. In the book, she cites the attachment we have to our devices and suggests this addiction can be harmful as much as helpful. It […]



October 27, 2019

Who of us hasn’t run into a few days in our lives when feeling like we’ve been dealt a bad hand or the deck has been stacked against us? My great friend Wendy offered some sage advice this week…’just keep shuffling those cards until you get the hand you want.’ How simple…yet so profound. Like […]


Australian humor

October 23, 2019

The late, great, Charles Krauthammer possessed an intellect admired by people worldwide. I’m learning he also had a terrific sense of humor. In the book entitled The Point of It All, he has a chapter called Why I Love Australia. Here are the first two paragraphs… ’In the Australian House of Representatives last month, opposition […]



October 20, 2019

‘Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.’   Ralph Waldo Emerson



October 13, 2019

‘I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.’ Og Mandino



October 6, 2019

“There is a switch inside many people set at “I can’t.” ”When it flips over to “I can” for one thing, it doesn’t stop there.”   James Fell