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Favorite places

October 25, 2020

The loveliness of running water appeals to everyone. I have never met a person who would turn down a picnic by the river. M.R. Montgomery

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Life saver

October 15, 2020

With flows down to a trickle, Deckers fishing is extremely challenging these days. You pretty much have to be content with being in beautiful surroundings with a chance to see some wildlife. The river has shriveled to where you can see every rock and former holding spot for browns and rainbows. Today, a very young […]

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Enough already

October 8, 2020

At lunch yesterday to celebrate Jamie’s 31st. birthday, a mini gust of wind blew a packet of salt into her face. This has surely been a challenging year with the pandemic, the Rockies flop of a season, and now being assalted at First Watch restaurant.

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Imagination

October 5, 2020

What if each day upon waking, you’d lay back in your favorite recliner for five minutes? And what if, before the hecticity of the day began to snap at your heels, you would close your eyes…and acknowledge that there could be turbulence ahead? That there might be bumps in your road that require special skills […]

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Hope

September 16, 2020

And if the whole wide world stops singing And all the stars go dark I’ll keep a light on in my soul Keep a bluebird in my heart Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby

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Be

September 13, 2020

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” Marvin J. Ashton

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Resilience

August 29, 2020

‘You cannot stop the waves in life…but you can learn how to surf.’ Paddy Steinfort

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Opening soon

August 23, 2020

Why is this fella smiling? Well…his dream is coming true with the opening of The Randy Ross Tennis Center in Dove Valley just south of Broncos Headquarters. Six beautiful indoor courts featuring top notch instruction, league play, and tennis specific training. For more information, go to randyrosstennis.com

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Oh well

August 23, 2020

A not so young cowboy was standing at the net talking to a 7 year tennis player last week while her sister picked up some stray balls. The bright eyed youngster lookup and said…’Cowboy, you’ve got a booger’. Is that what you clueing brutally honest?

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Joey

August 23, 2020

We didn’t know what to expect when Joey came to stay with us for six days. He’s leaving later this afternoon and he taught us a few things. You see, Joey is 13 years old and cannot see or hear. He’s also diabetic. Watching him try to navigate his way around the house was instructive. […]

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Addiction

August 15, 2020

A very young cowboy is reading an enlightening book entitled Digital Minimalism. Paraphrasing the author, he posits that the creators of the iPhone set out, from the start, to create ‘a slot machine for your pocket’. I think their goal has been achieved but the benefits are debatable.

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Helpline

August 9, 2020

The mental health issues related to our lockdown are especially hard for people with depression. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a 24 hour helpline: 1 800 273-8255. Please share this with two people to get this message out. “Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato

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No problem

August 2, 2020

If you exhibit composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances, you have sangfroid.

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Share

July 5, 2020

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a […]

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Stress

June 14, 2020

‘Beware the barrenness of a busy life.’ Socrates

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Go There

June 7, 2020

‘Do something radical…step out. You don’t want to die wondering if you could have. If you have it in you…Go There!’   Darlene Zschech One of the most anointed worship leaders in history and conquerer of breast cancer.

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Reggie nails it

June 7, 2020

‘I’m black, and despite all that I’ve accomplished, society still views me as a threat.’ Reggie Rivers I highly suggest reading Reggie’s piece in yesterday’s Perspective section of The Denver Post. If you tossed the paper, google the above and you can read it online. It hit home with me and I think it will […]

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Harmony

May 20, 2020

‘A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.’ Ruth Bell Graham

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A new day

May 10, 2020

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields… Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” Mary Oliver

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Grace

April 20, 2020

You are my North Star… the anchor I cling to when the clouds darken and the seas roll You are my oasis… the quiet place I thirst for when the desert surrounds me and hope is fading You are my lifeline… the connection I cherish when friends are few and I feel alone You speak […]