December 16, 2019

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. “ Ernest Hemingway A very young cowboy was fishing last spring on The Colorado River. In an instant, an ill advised step and I was destined for a dunking. Some guides tell you to put your rod on the surface of the […]


Ron Rossi

December 13, 2019

Randy Kreft invited a very young cowboy to go see last night’s Regis vs. Holy Family girls basketball game. What a treat!  The teams were excellent with both squads ranked in the top five in state for their divisions. I especially was excited to attend to see an old teammate coach the Holy Family team. […]

Pensive teenager looking through a window

The plea

December 10, 2019

It’s different from a knife in some ways but cuts just the same. I’ve tried to wrap my head around the why me and the when will this torture end but am drawing a blank. Middle school, for me, is like a war zone. I’m like a soldier always on the lookout…a state of alarm […]



December 10, 2019

Angels dream bigger than mortals They see with eyes magnified With hearts overflowing their love keeps others going angel dreams are never denied Gabby shared a wish with her mom the dream took on a life of its own With passion unbending and love never ending goodwill to the children was sown There’s smiles and […]


Oral hygiene

December 9, 2019

A story is told of a man who visited the dentist after a long absence from having dental work. At one point, he asked the dentist about the value of flossing. ’How many of my teeth should I be flossing?’ The dentist replied…’only the ones you’d like to keep.’


Bags of Fun

December 8, 2019

Gabby Krause was thrilled when she received a bag of toys while in the hospital battling brain cancer. She had a wish that every child fighting a challenging diagnosis might receive a bag of fun. When Gabby died in 2004, her dream became a reality with The Gabby Krause Foundation/Bags of Fun. The Foundation has […]


Yawn patrol

December 7, 2019

This week, we were urged to view as non biased four college professors as they dismissively voiced their liberal opinions on the justification for the impeachment charade. Thankfully, three of the four when questioned admitted they had donated to the campaigns of Obama, Clinton, and Warren. Do you smell what I smell? So boring was […]



December 7, 2019

There are those delicious moments in time when a batter in baseball times the pitch perfectly, the ball hits the sweet spot, and the player takes off on a home run trot around the bases. The thought made a young cowboy think how far pitchers have come in the last fifty years to make sure […]



December 2, 2019

‘A picture is a poem without words.’ Horace



December 2, 2019

‘Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.’ Wess Stafford


Heaven sent

November 29, 2019

Ok…so this has to be one of the best stories of the year. Adrianna Edwards works as a waitress at a Denny’s in Galveston, Texas. She walked four hours to work each day and four hours to get home. A couple she waited on this week heard about her plight and decided to take action. […]


Thanksgiving feast

November 28, 2019

We took a chance today based on a friend’s recommendation. Having no where else to go for Thanksgiving dinner, the wife and I rolled the dice and went to Culver’s on south Broadway. What a pleasant surprise. We sat at a community table for super seniors and had the best time. Some of the folks […]



November 26, 2019

John Mark Comer has written a terrific book entitled The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. He encourages daily retreats from our device driven world so that, ‘our souls can catch up with our body.’



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 […]


Twinkle toes

November 23, 2019

‘Life is just one grand, sweet, song…so start the music.’ Ronald Reagan


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 […]



November 21, 2019

‘Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.’ Robert Wagner



November 21, 2019

‘The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.’ Norman Cousins


Gracefull Cafe

November 19, 2019

Sally and a very young cowboy took advantage of an offer from Ascent Flyfishing owners Peter and Jess Stitcher. They said there’s a really neat cafe in Littleton called The GraceFull Cafe and they had a volunteer day. We volunteered and were so impressed by the owners, their team, the concept…and oh yes, the food. […]


Oh My

November 17, 2019

The sketch creators for Saturday Night Live must be in heaven. I mean how easy it must be to create some laughter when Joe Biden is around. You know…when he looks intently into the camera and says something like….listen folks, this is The United States of America…there is nothing we are uncapable of doing. Excuse […]