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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 […]

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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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Belief

April 19, 2020

‘I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.’ Will Smith

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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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Over the top

April 18, 2020

The virus has spurred people to come up with some very creative ways to stay in touch with their favorite sports. The other day a father was seen on TV working with his 3 year old son hitting foam tennis balls in the house. The kid is going to be a fine player someday. If […]

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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 […]

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Tranquility

March 15, 2020

In this frazzle laden world of ours, there still are those who know that contentment is found in the embrace of another.

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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Together

March 8, 2020

From birth…and before, we are all wired for connection.

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Love lives on

March 8, 2020

The following is excerpted from the book The Rabbit Effect by Dr. Kelli Harding. ‘In the midst of a January snowstorm, I went to see my mom’s body one final time at the funeral home before it was cremated. She’d died only four days before, and it had been just over two weeks since the […]