October 5, 2022

Trevor Moawad is an expert at helping teams, players, and companies achieve greatness. His book, It Takes What it Takes, is a terrific read chock full of implementable ideas to take games and lives to a higher level. His father and mentor was also a respected innovator in personal and organizational improvement. Dad said that… […]

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 […]


April 15, 2021

One of my tennis students asked last week if we’d seen the movie My Octopus Teacher on Netflix. We watched it tonight and a very young cowboy found himself whispering the word ‘incredible’ repeatedly. Do yourself a favor and watch this terrific film. The photography is stunning and the story is absolutely enthralling.


March 2, 2020

These thoughts on journaling are from the book Stillness is the key by Ryan Holiday. Michael Foucault called journals a weapon for spiritual combat…a way to practice philosophy and purge the mind of agitation and foolishness and to overcome difficulty. To silence the barking dogs in your head. To prepare for the day ahead and […]


November 24, 2019

I just finished reading the book pictured above and continue to be amazed at the heroism of so many people on 9/11. It occurred to me this morning that, as the entire country tried to deal with the tragic events,  God seemed to press a collective mute button for our souls that we might get […]

Unstoppable Mr. Mellor

November 22, 2019

Dave Mellor is the head groundskeeper for The Boston Red Sox. Fenway Park is his pride and joy and he has lived an incredible and inspiring life. Dave had a severe case of PTSD for 29 years. Haunting nightmares every night where he maybe got two hours of sketchy sleep. 27 surgeries on his knees […]

Joined at the heart

April 26, 2019

A very young cowboy read a terrific book recently. An unlikely friendship develops when a young American girl writes a pen pal letter to a boy in Africa. Let’s just say it’s a bond that will undoubtedly last forever.


April 17, 2019

A not so young anymore cowboy learned a new word this week. Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass (0.5–1% loss per year after the age of 50), quality, and strength associated with aging. Sarcopenia is a component of the frailty syndrome. It is often a component of cachexia. I highly recommend the […]

Oh My!

November 4, 2018

A very young cowboy used to think that the male athletes to be considered possibles as The Greatest Athlete Ever include Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Lebron James, and Wilt Chamberlain. Well, after seeing the movie Free Solo (at Highlands Ranch), this list may come in behind Alex Honnold. You might not have heard of him […]


October 21, 2018

We went to see the new movie First Man last night. You know the story of Neil Armstrong taking the first steps on the moon in 1969. The movie is definitely worth seeing. An interesting aspect was the extremely dour personality of Armstrong. It was as if the smile factor had been deleted from his […]

One great book

February 4, 2018

A very young man read this book five years ago. If you are looking for a compelling story and a great read, give it a shot. It might encourage you to believe in the power of intuition…the little voice that whispers to step beyond your comfortable life and try something new.

Astonishing Lopez Lomong

February 21, 2017

A very young cowboy just finished one of the most inspirational books since Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand. Before you shy away from it thinking the story of a lost boy from Sudan is sad, just consider this. Lopez Lemong overcame astronomical odds to become a U.S. citizen, a college graduate, and an Olympian who carried […]


December 28, 2016

If you see one movie this holiday season, take my word and see Lion. It is one of the best films this youngster has seen in quite some time. Incredible story that grabs you from the start and never lets go.

One feisty lady

October 23, 2016

A very young cowboy saw this book a month ago while visiting Bar Harbor, Maine. I picked it up after returning to Denver and it was a terrific read. Juliana Buhring writes movingly about her quest to ride a bicycle around the world to set a Guiness World a Record. If you’d like a pick […]


August 7, 2016

Clinton Romesha is a warrior….my bad….WARRIOR! If your husband is a reader, he’ll undoubtedly love Red Platoon. The bravery displayed in the battle at Keating in Afghanistan was remarkable and the book is a terrific read.


February 26, 2016

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Robert H. Schuller

Hail Caesar

February 7, 2016

It is a young man’s duty to save you $11.00 whenever possible. If you are considering the movie Hail Caesar with George Clooney, think again. It is pointless and a gross misuse of funds. A person could bowl two games or get a Larkburger, fries, and a coke for that amount. The fact that Clooney […]


January 24, 2016

This is the first book a youngster recommends. Laura Hillebrand is the author and the title is Unbroken. It is the story of Olympian Louis Zamperini and his indomitable spirit that helped him survive the torture of Japanese prison camps during World War II. You’ll love it and realize our trials are really small potatoes.