February 26, 2022

“Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us.” Mary Oliver


C’mon man

February 9, 2022

The response from the animal kingdom after America continues to offer up self absorbed and less than honest candidates like Trump, Clinton, Biden, and Harris.



February 8, 2022

A thank you to Jim who unknowingly has rekindled a young cowboy ‘s desire. to hit the hardwood. Oh no, there’s no want to run up and down the court in games best left to kids. That part of the game packed up and vanished forty-five years ago. These days, there’s been just the sweet […]


Common sense

February 8, 2022

Jordan Spieth has been playing some outstanding golf over the last fifteen months and finished  second in a tournament at famed Pebble Beach this weekend. Here’s hoping those who make the rules for golf will add this one after Jordan’s precarious situation on number 8. ’The player is allowed to take a two club length relief […]



February 8, 2022

‘If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.’ Charles Yu



February 7, 2022

Contentment…quiet moments with a trusted friend. No words needed and no judgments allowed.


Merritt Heaton

February 4, 2022

If you need some hearty laughter, just search online for…. The Oldest Farmer in the country visits Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show. Mr. Heaton steals the show.


Old wives tale

February 4, 2022

For the longest time, I did not believe that old wives tale that dogs possess an uncanny awareness of their master’s driving abilities. Now,  I’m convinced.  



February 4, 2022

If I could, I’d send my three best friends to comfort you while you mend Dedicated to Jean Anderson



February 4, 2022

You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.


Frazzle free zone

February 3, 2022

John and his wife Michelle are new to tennis and doing quite well. Michelle shared with me a few weeks ago that she, like me, leans to the right politically. John had a private lesson last week and I assumed he was in the same political camp as his  wife. As we left the court, […]


Hot shot

February 3, 2022

A not so young cowboy was using an abdominal machine this morning at the gym. A hundred and fifty feet away was the gymnasium and a fella was shooting free throws. I began thinking to myself…’why is Steph Curry here at 24 Hr. Fitness?’ Sitting for 10 minutes watching with amusement, Steph swished at least […]



February 3, 2022

As another work week comes to a conclusion tomorrow, I’ve calculated that it will mark the 3,579th. Friday that I have experienced. I wish I’d have started many years ago to take stock on Fridays of the memorable moments created each week. Maybe revisiting those moments weekly would cement in one’s memory a lasting impression […]


Life long learning

February 3, 2022

“You are either green and growing or ripe and rotting.” Frosty Westering


It is well…

February 1, 2022

A cowboy prayed that on that very last day…vivid memories would stream through his mind like the water flowing under Bridge Crossing high in The Colorado Rockies. For just an instant he’d feel that heavy tug of the gorgeous 21 inch rainbow that ambushed the olive Woolly Bugger before dawn… He’d hold once more his […]



February 1, 2022

A very young cowboy was reading a book last week and came across a word used very infrequently. Maybe you’ve heard it but rarely, if ever, use it. The word is tethered. It caused me to picture that fun, backyard game we played growing up in Prairie Village, Kansas. Did you play tether ball too? […]



February 1, 2022

Take things in stride. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Be happy in the moment. Keep perspective. Accept what you can’t change. Be strong for those around you and ask yourself how your disposition and reactions affect them. Take on every challenge. Don’t run away. Take ownership of everything that happens in your life. Learn it. […]



February 1, 2022

I really admire those courageous park rangers who sign up to teach The Macarena to grizzly bears.