November 6, 2019

‘Life’s too short to wear boring socks.’ Plato



November 4, 2019

‘You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees a hundred miles in the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile, the world goes on. Meanwhile, […]



November 3, 2019

’Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. Life is about learning how to dance in the rain.’ Vivian Greene  



November 3, 2019

‘When it’s over, I want to say:  all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom taking the world into my arms.’   Mary Oliver


Easy prey

October 30, 2019

Life lessons lie around every corner. Just the other night, a very young cowboy learned that you should arm yourself if reports of roaming raccoons have appeared in the neighborhood newsletter. Whilst attempting to replace the cover on the grill after dark…two of these angry, marauding, raccoons decided I was easy prey. You should have […]



October 29, 2019

A very young cowboy picked up an interesting book yesterday at Koelbel library. The author is Tiffany Schlaen and the book is entitled 24/6…The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week. In the book, she cites the attachment we have to our devices and suggests this addiction can be harmful as much as helpful. It […]



October 27, 2019

Who of us hasn’t run into a few days in our lives when feeling like we’ve been dealt a bad hand or the deck has been stacked against us? My great friend Wendy offered some sage advice this week…’just keep shuffling those cards until you get the hand you want.’ How simple…yet so profound. Like […]


Australian humor

October 23, 2019

The late, great, Charles Krauthammer possessed an intellect admired by people worldwide. I’m learning he also had a terrific sense of humor. In the book entitled The Point of It All, he has a chapter called Why I Love Australia. Here are the first two paragraphs… ’In the Australian House of Representatives last month, opposition […]



October 20, 2019

‘Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.’   Ralph Waldo Emerson



October 13, 2019

‘I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.’ Og Mandino



October 6, 2019

“There is a switch inside many people set at “I can’t.” ”When it flips over to “I can” for one thing, it doesn’t stop there.”   James Fell


Bruno Nydam

September 27, 2019

Who could have guessed when Kevin Nydam was a tennis player at Mesa State College, that he would graduate…turn to golf, and excel on the links as well. Today, he played nine holes at Highlands Ranch Golf Course. When questioned about his play, ‘well, I birdied the final four holes.’ When queried about the other […]



September 27, 2019

‘A true friend has your back and their heart beats in tune with yours. Surely, they are one of heaven’s greatest gifts.’



September 26, 2019

‘You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.’ Ethel Barrymore


The Story of 9/11

September 20, 2019

A very young cowboy just finished an amazing book about the tragedy of 9/11. The author is Mitchell Zuckoff and the title is ‘Fall and Rise…The Story of 9/11.’ This book is not for the faint of heart but gives the reader a real up close account of the many heroes at The World Trade Center, […]



September 20, 2019

On a walk today with Luke and Joey, a kindly older lady asked if the cute dog with the skinny face was a deer. I was tempted to say ‘why, yes ma’am, it’s a rescue deer. We saved it from the clutches of a mountain lion near Telluride and he’s been the best pet ever.’ […]


Food for thought

September 15, 2019

‘Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.’ Helen Keller



September 9, 2019

What if Your blessings come through raindrops and what if Your healing comes through tears What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know that You are near What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life Is the […]


An unsettling encounter

September 8, 2019

On my visit to the fitness club on Friday, emergency vehicles with lights flashing were parked near the entrance. It seems Bernie Schlagel and Helen Rabinowitz fainted simultaneously in the strength area and were being checked for concussions. Probing a bit more, I learned that they were both near a man doing a set on […]


An angel

September 3, 2019

In an empty sanctuary She began to play slowly…reverently Just her… her piano and…her God What she could not see was the aging gentleman kneeling in the shadows What a pity she didn’t know that her music soothed the man Transported him from trials and worries…and the stuff best left unworried about His eyes closed […]