November 29, 2022

Without a doubt, I was Ill prepared for the intensity of Covid 19 coughing episodes and the sore throats that often accompany them. Last night, I decided to take up residence in the recliner in the tv room. Notice, I did not say I chose to sleep in the chair as two half hours does […]


Reality check

November 28, 2022

A very young cowboy had an idea. Having a long time interest in how the brain works, I scheduled a sophisticated brain wave test with The University of Colorado Medical School. The plan…run a test while I listened to an hour of reflective, spiritual music. Follow that with an hour while I watched a politically […]


Good fortune

November 27, 2022

There was a story this week about a fellow who fell overboard from a cruise ship. His mishap went unreported for a number of hours and then a search party was formed. Fifteen hours after the fall, the gentleman was plucked alive from the ocean. I wonder if he bought a few lottery tickets once […]


Looking good

November 20, 2022

Sally informed me today that there’s a new fad sweeping the country. Since I no longer read the paper or look at tv news, the craze was new to me. My wife has encouraged me to give it a try noting that, as one ages, you have to think outside the box and continually try […]


Ms. Yoakim Rules

November 19, 2022

This, my friends, is the famous softball field at St. Ann’s school in Prairie Village, Kansas. Famous…you say? Well yes. It’s where an ultra competitive fifth grader named Tom Finholm made the mistake of missing school when the softball season was nearing its conclusion. Little did he know that his assistant captain (Jack Holland) would […]


The legendary Terry English

November 19, 2022

My great friend of 65 years Tom Finholm related some sad news to me over dinner Thursday evening. Terry English, the legendary basketball coach from Bishop Miege high school in Kansas City, passed away recently from a stroke. My thoughts and prayers to his family and the hundreds of girls he coached and inspired over […]



November 15, 2022

Great news indeed. We’ve just received confirmation from the folks at The Guinness World Record office that Eileen Ochitwa is now included as a record setter. In a recently created category, she stands alone. Fastest Dog Treat Consumer. Ms. Eileen raced 7 yards down the hardwood hallway and devoured nine doggy treats in 3.9 seconds. […]



November 15, 2022

Some wisdom from Harold Solomon on playing like a savvy player. This quote is from Paul Fein’s excellent book The Fein Points of Tennis. ”I tried to be calm out there, when I competed. You want to use your head…not lose your head. You want to figure things out. You want to be the problem […]


Birthday buddies

November 13, 2022

It was Elliot’s birthday today and she was playing tennis like a person possessed. Pretty remarkable that she could play so well in her slippers! Her lefty friend Anna plays great in sandals too.



November 10, 2022

‘A mother’s love is indescribable…but a mother’s sacrifice is priceless.’ Cora Jakes Coleman


The sweet path

November 8, 2022

‘If we are going to be fearful of anything, it should be the fear of coming to the end of our lives and thinking…’what if? or if only. We should not be afraid that we tried something, and it did not happen. Success is getting up one more time. It’s falling forward. Falling builds strength […]

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Be careful warning

November 7, 2022

Beware friends…The National Park Service has issued a warning to tourists. Please restrain yourselves and do not kiss the toads. It seems that these ugly critters secrete a substance that can be fatal to pets and make horny adults extremely sick. It is rumored that Pfizer and Moderna are both nearing the release of a […]



November 7, 2022

Heavenly voices with a timeless message of hope. Just click on arrow and scroll.    



November 7, 2022

Equanimity means to maintain mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a challenging situation. As the turbulence increases and the boat begins listing this way and that, take a deep breath and then two more … remember that the solution comes more quickly to those who take things in stride.  



November 2, 2022

A story is told of a young mother who gifted her 14 year old daughter with a magic bracelet on her birthday. It didn’t look extraordinary but, as the mom explained, the gift might be the most treasured she’d ever receive. The bracelet was called  ‘mind matters.’  It senses when a person is upset or […]


Free at Last

November 1, 2022

Well…with a gentle nudge from a great friend, I’m thirty days into a toxic cleanse from listening to or watching news shows. I’ve coined a phrase to describe all of them whether left or right….Agitation Stations. What have I noticed in this first month…a much less congested brain now freed up to consider more productive and […]


Train Wreck

November 1, 2022

It was May of 1965 and our family had just moved from Kansas City to Arvada, Colorado. Surely, you could say we’d never find barbecue in Colorado to match Gates, Snead’s or The Smokestack in K.C.. Before entering high school at Arvada West, a much younger cowboy decided to play summer baseball in a junior […]

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November 1, 2022

For months, my better half…Sally Ann, has been encouraging me to eat apples. Yesterday, I finally relented and realized how delicious they really are. What people have been saying for ages is true. Growing up, we’ve all heard the famous proverb, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. The proverb actually started in Wales, […]