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Ride of a lifetime

June 29, 2020

A very young cowboy was fishing last Monday on The Colorado River near Parshall. It was a memorable day with some sizable rainbows and browns brought to the net. There was one rainbow that made the day extra special. I cast a size 18 soft hackle downstream and watched closely as it drifted 30 feet […]

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Timeless

June 27, 2020

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. […]

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Picnic time

May 17, 2020

Well…now that our kitchen redo is nearly finished, Sally wants me to embark on a fun project she witnessed on TV. It shouldn’t be that difficult and we have at least two squirrels out back who will undoubtedly be delighted.

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New horizons

May 11, 2020

Promise me that you’ll remain open to new possibilities and the potential wrapped inside the gift of change Convince me that you will continue searching with a heart of hope when one door closes and you feel lost Promise me that you’ll see with fresh eyes shining and stride confidently down new paths that call […]

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About time

April 25, 2020

Eventually, someone had to say ‘enough’ of these plain Jane- boring as hell masks that most of us have created. Boredom can surely spawn the seeds of creativity.

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Spirit redefined

April 19, 2020

A great friend encouraged me to view a film about an amazing individual. His name is Stephen Wampler and the film chronicles his six day ascent of California’s El Capitan. Mr. Wampler was born with cerebral palsy so the climb was especially challenging. Imagine doing 20,000 pull ups in less than a week….incredible!  The height […]

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Jimmy?

April 19, 2020

A very young man was delighted to get in a good bike ride today. I rode my usual route for nearly an hour and, like you, saw many people walking their dogs and following instructions about masks and social distancing. At the crest of a hill, I turned right and saw a fella my age […]

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Houdini

April 18, 2020

Our kitchen is being redone and Sally is very thrilled. Yesterday, we had to empty the refrigerator to make room for the new one. Sally had said a pesky fly had been in the house the last day or so. When I returned from fishing, she motioned me over and said…’have a look at this.’ […]

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Ouch

April 16, 2020

An aging cowboy was lying in a recliner upstairs while Daniel was overhauling our kitchen. He and his wife took a break for lunch as I nodded off to la la land. I was jolted awake by a power drill reverberating through the house and had to quickly banish the feeling that no anesthesia had […]

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Thanks Graham

April 8, 2020

My good and much younger friend Graham shared an interesting idea this morning. He said that, as we age, it’s a good idea to try to wash one foot at a time in the shower. Just lift up the foot as high as you’re able whilst balancing on the other. A very young cowboy decided […]

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An old homestead

April 7, 2020

Yesterday, a very young at heart cowboy decided to find a couple of bass lakes near Chatfield Lake. It turned out to be quite an adventure and one my legs won’t soon forget. En route to the lakes, I came across an old abandoned cabin and peeked inside. It was so old that it looked […]

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Creativity

April 7, 2020

‘Mom, I know this virus thing has us cooped up at home for weeks now…and that it’s a struggle to find things to fill the time. But taco races….really? C’mon mom.’

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Corona

April 2, 2020

Experts have been reporting that pets are not at risk in this Coronavirus pandemic. Levi and Bart arrived yesterday for a three day stay as their owners are volunteering at a Colorado Springs food bank. I could be wrong but it sure seems they are aware that something is not right.  

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Pandemic reaction

March 27, 2020

Cabin Fever is manifested in a variety of ways. Some healthy and others prompting a call to Dr. Phil or one with similar abilities.

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Too funny

March 27, 2020

The lady’s name above has gone out of favor but let me know if anyone has a relative named Myrtle. Yeppers…Myrtle Young visited with Johnny Carson years ago and the 3 minute video is priceless. Just do a search of Johnny Carson and Potato Chip Trick.

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Never alone

March 27, 2020

There were five couples practicing social distancing as they spoke from the edge of their driveways. They had determined that their cul de sac had 13 children ten years or younger. What was in question was who had written the statement above on the sidewalk. Not one child spoke up and the parents were flummoxed. […]

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Hole Wheat Bread

March 27, 2020

My good friend Kevin Nydam of Thrive Realty has been telling me for years that one of the secrets to losing weight is to cut out bread from your diet. Well…it seems he has conspired with my dear wife and the bakers at Izzio Artisan Bakery to assist in this weight reduction program. Either that […]

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A sign of the times

March 20, 2020

‘Father, forgive me…my last confession was the day before The Astros cheating scandal became public. I now confess that I was aware of their shenanigans and made over $2 million in illegal betting. With the Coronavirus, I’m out of a job and beseech thee to forgive me and I promise to give to the poor […]

Mike Lemcke, from Richmond, Va., sits in an empty Greensboro Coliseum after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt.  (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

No go

March 15, 2020

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. March Sadness.  

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Have mercy on us

February 20, 2020

Moderator:  Mrs. Warren…do you have a question? Warren:       Could we please take potty break? Moderator:   Why, of course…you’re excused and would you and mega bucks Mike mind going to the casino for an hour while we finish this?