March 28, 2022

They were numbers 94 thru 97 and I was grateful that the trash man picked them up today. Who knows, maybe he’s a golfer and will have fewer three putts with them than I did. It’s a relief to know that not another dollar will be wasted on a new and quirky putter or another […]



March 28, 2022

“Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up.” Isa Zapata



March 28, 2022

“Choose to be optimistic…it feels better.” Dalai Lama. XIV



March 28, 2022

“I pray for the living and the dead…for joy, peace, love, and acceptance.” Julia Cameron


Staying in touch

March 28, 2022

“We tend to use prayer as a last resort but God wants it to be our first line of defense.” Oswald Chambers    



March 28, 2022

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” Doris Day

Pensive teenager looking through a window


March 28, 2022

“Listening to the siren song of more, we are deaf to the still small voice waiting in our soul to whisper, ‘You’re enough‘. Julia Cameron


Scream fest

March 24, 2022

Aryna Sabalenka has reached a world ranking as high as number two. She hits the ball like Ivan Lendl on steroids. She’s trying to get beyond a case of the yips on her serve. My hope is that after fixing that issue, she works on toning down her trapped mountain lion scream every time she […]


I’m possible

March 22, 2022

‘Impossible situations perfectly position you to see God move in a way only He can move.’ Joby Martin


Call the Doctor

March 22, 2022

An older, somewhat wiser man left golf behind six years ago saying…’Enough, I’d rather die of natural causes.’ I read a quote this week attributed to Matt Chandler who’d call temper outbursts like Kyrgios and Djokovic’s as ‘one more lap around the cul-de-sac of stupidity.’ Very creative indeed…wish I’d thought of that.



March 21, 2022

A recent March snowstorm deposited up to six inches of snow in Denver. It leveled the nine foot tall native grasses in our front yard. A person unfamiliar with these grasses might conclude that they are ruined, down for the count, and never to rise again.  Shucks, they were toppled from nine feet high to […]


Diners beware

March 18, 2022

‘What a beautiful idea…Restaurant Week.’ That’s the comment made in the car tonight on the thirty minute drive downtown. Scores of restaurants offer special deals to diners and it is a real win-win. That is unless you make reservations at  LUCA   on 7th. avenue.. You see, they have a big problem with their systems. […]


One scary hombre

March 18, 2022

More than sixty years ago, a group of young boys were hoodwinked. Yeppers…we actually believed that professional wrestling was legitimate. Four of us would gather down the street on Saturday nights to view the action. We loved the names and the characters that put on such a display of wrestling prowess. Our two favorites were […]


Long ball hitter

March 18, 2022

In the summer of 2017, Sally and a very young cowboy were lucky enough to get free tickets to a Colorado Rockies game. It was a beautiful evening and a real treat to sit in the second row directly behind home plate. The Rockies were playing The Yankees and it took me back over 50 […]


Old Lady Gates

March 17, 2022

The year was 1960 and three curious and harmless ten year old boys were seeking adventure. We followed the narrow, winding creek that bubbled along behind Neal Dufur’s house. A large snapping turtle confronted us and seemed to hiss and growl simultaneously. We continued on for more than a mile and our hearts beat faster […]


Creative solution

March 16, 2022

Good news for South Platte fishermen. The Colorado Game and Fish Department feels your pain. They have realized what you have…the Deckers stretch of the river is becoming like opening day at overcrowded Missouri streams. A unique idea may just help as parking spaces and prime spots get jammed with anglers. Colorado Game and Fish […]


Bill the Thrill

March 16, 2022

My uncle, John T. Cody,  was a business owner and terrific Western artist who lived in Kansas City. He once told a story about my father, Bill Hall, that came back to me today. Bill attended Paseo High School in Kansas City where he was a standout in basketball and football. Mr. Cody said he […]


Exciting job opportunity

March 6, 2022

The Randy Ross Tennis Center in Dove Valley is hiring enthusiastic people to work the front desk. If interested, call 720-615-6845 and ask for Christina Kent.



March 5, 2022

When our good friends Doug and Dana won a Powerball lottery of $300 million, they decided that living in an increasingly crowded city like Denver was not for them. So, the couple packed up and moved west to the mountains and are delighted with their decision. They awake many mornings to the sounds and sights […]


Fishing follies

March 3, 2022

A once much younger man was trying to describe the experience of fly fishing The Deckers area of The South Platte River these days. After two outings and 12 hours this week of going without any tugs, the closest I can get is that it’s about as much fun as a game of solitaire. The […]