December 28, 2021

“So this is who I am And this is all I know And I must choose to live For all that I can give The spark that makes the power grow And I will stand for my dream if I can Symbol of my faith in who I am ‘Cause I have found a dream […]



December 26, 2021

“Let me keep company always with those who say ‘Look!’ and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads.” Mary Oliver

Boy cries of resentment and grief

What’s fair?

December 25, 2021

‘It’s not fair’, four year old Ricky shouted. He knew the rules about bedtime at 8:00 p.m., but at that moment, all that sprung from his brain to his lips was that life is not fair…at all. Ricky was too young to understand when grandpa was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at 58. He […]


Hey Buster

December 16, 2021

Not everyone has a soft place in their heart for the jolly fella who wriggles his way down chimney chutes and devours cookies and milk.



December 16, 2021

Ever wonder how many relationships and friendships have dissolved since the pandemic began?



December 16, 2021

The devastating tornadoes recently and the mammoth windstorm that swept across Colorado yesterday showed that the rug can pulled from beneath us so very quickly. ‘Tis best to count our blessings daily and build a deep reservoir of gratitude to help when the storms of life arrive.



December 10, 2021

Dr. Bob Rotella has authored close to a dozen books on golf and life. My terrific high school basketball coach, Bob McKendry, suggested I pick up a copy of Dr. Bob’s book entitled Make Your Next Shot Your Best Shot. I’m glad I did as it’s filled with tasty morsels. Since reading the excerpt below, […]


A Story of Bravery

December 6, 2021

A very young cowboy was driving on Mineral en route to get my covid booster shot. In a flash, a squirrel darted from the nearby trees in hopes of crossing the street. The feisty critter found itself about 18 inches from the front tire of the vehicle and I feared for its life. No problem…the […]


Smart tennis

December 5, 2021

We asked Coach Juan and a junior player to do a mindful tennis demonstration today and it went quite well indeed. Coach CJ timed the duo and they had a one minute and seven second rally. Thinking back on the rest of practice, that point surely was four to five times the length of any […]


Mark Twain clone

December 5, 2021

Senator John Kennedy is, hands down, the most refreshing voice in our nation’s capital. Some would say that he’s the only refreshing voice in Washington. When ask recently what would improve the monstrous, 2,000 + page, pork laden, inflation fueling, won’t cost a cent, 4.5 trillion dollar bill coming up soon for a vote in […]

Shelley Slebrch and other angry parents and community members protest after a Loudoun County School Board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S. June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Rise up

December 5, 2021

“In the first place, God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made school boards.“ Mark Twain



December 2, 2021

‘For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need […]