Favorite Sounds

December 29, 2020

My good friend Hodgie encouraged me to try a little experiment. After relating a story about his family’s pet owl that lived in their house, he suggested identifying my top 5-10 sounds of all time. A very young cowboy loved the idea and decided to share it with friends. Here goes… The sound of kids […]



December 27, 2020

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller



December 23, 2020

If the stress of the season has gotten the best of you, maybe it’s time to find a quiet place and just chill out for a while.



December 18, 2020

‘I looked around and began to realize that there is a lot less time ahead of me than what’s behind me.’ Barry Gibb


Panic in the suburbs

December 16, 2020

A very young and tired cowboy was about two Ahhhhmen breaths away from la la land last night when rudely awakened by Sally. She was, and I’m not exaggerating, in a frenzied state of panic screaming ‘THERE’S SOMEONE IN OUR HOUSE.’ I jumped from my bed unfortunately neglecting to grab the Louisville Slugger baseball bat […]


Passion in Action

December 13, 2020

‘The purpose of life is a life of purpose.’ Robert Byrne Dedicated to Wendy Oakes


Recycle Tennis Balls

December 8, 2020

I ran into Richard Oliver last Sunday on the tennis courts. He mentioned that he is involved with an organization that recycles used tennis balls. Richard said it takes over 200 years for discarded tennis balls to erode and his group recycles and puts the materials to good use for schools and other worthwhile projects. […]


Wish I’d met you, Mr. James

December 5, 2020

A very young cowboy viewed a somewhat dated fishing video yesterday featuring a well known guide and author Ian Colin James. He and another angler were fishing streamers in very low water in Canada. Mr. James was utilizing a technique I’d never seen before. I decided to try to find him online to forward a […]