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Acceptance

July 20, 2019

‘The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way he takes up his cross, gives him ample opportunity __even under the most difficult circumstances __to add a deeper meaning to his life.’ Viktor Frankl

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One heart

July 20, 2019

‘Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were […]

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Tone deaf

July 19, 2019

Anyone want to play ‘name that tune’? If so, here ya go…’Ba Ba Ba Baaaaa….Ba Ba Ba Baaaa….Walking out the front door….Ba Ba Ba Baaaaa….Ain’t he something….Wooooo!’ If you know this song, you’re far better than I am. It happens to be what a guy was singing with his headphones on today while working out. […]

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The Champ

July 17, 2019

Doron Coldwell competed bravely against a formidable foe…Hodgkins Lymphoma. I think you’ll enjoy the celebration of the announcement that Doron is in remission. What a story! Just scroll and click on the red arrow.      

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Is your teenager really ok?

July 16, 2019

A not not so young cowboy viewed ‘First Day’ on ESPN tonight. It is the story of former NBA star Chris Herren who was once counted as dead for thirty seconds due to a drug overdose. It was the most impactful presentation I’ve ever seen. He now is recovering from addiction and speaks to students…he grabs […]

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Inquisitiveness

July 16, 2019

‘The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.’ Dorothy Parker

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Javohn Garbutt

July 15, 2019

A very young cowboy received this note from Angler’s All about a neat family in need. Thomas “Scully” Garbutt is a legendary fishing guide from Punta Gorda, Belize. On June 25, Scully’s youngest son, Javohn, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When the happy and energetic 8-year-old began feeling sick, his parents drove him from […]

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Bravo

July 15, 2019

The club where I work out is embarking on a new program that may cause millennials to cancel their membership. Beginning Monday, July 22nd., they’re starting ‘device free Mondays’ in the hope that if folks start the week working out minus their cell phones, that it could carry over into the rest of the week […]

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Wisdom

July 14, 2019

‘Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom…that you have to grow old before you understand life”   The book of Job from The Message Bible

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Stress

July 7, 2019

‘If you put your nose to the grindstone rough, And keep it down there long enough, You will soon conclude that there are no such things, As a brook that babbles or a bird that sings. Three things will all your world compose Just you, the grindstone and your darned old nose.’ Unknown

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America

July 4, 2019

My country tis of thee Sweet land of liberty of thee I sing Land where our fathers died Land of the pilgrims pride From every mountainside Let freedom ring. Samuel Francis Smith

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Job One

July 3, 2019

‘The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.’ Michel de Montaigne

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Get it on

July 3, 2019

  ‘Honey…I don’t think I’m going to the gym today…just not feeling motivated right now.’      

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Compassion

July 1, 2019

“How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.” Bill Bennot

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Revolutionary new tennis product

July 1, 2019

As a tennis coach, I receive match feedback each week from players of all levels. The report that came in today was disconcerting to say the least. In a recent 3.5 women’s doubles match, a player deemed it ‘fine and dandy’ to scream (louder than Sharapova) on each hit. But…it wasn’t on the strike of […]

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Really?

June 30, 2019

The temperature was well into the nineties today so my bride and I delayed our walk for 7:30 p.m. A not so young man grabbed a fleece thinking it would be a comfortable choice. Midway in our walk, I was sweating uncomfortably and asked Sally if it might be ok to complete the walk with […]

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Movie Time

June 30, 2019

We enjoyed the preview of ‘Yesterday’….the movie that features the music of The Beatles. The show did not disappoint and I can recommend it if you’re a Beatles fan. It is a very unlikely story but a very nice ninety minute getaway.

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Wise beyond their years

June 25, 2019

“Children are capable of great things, not just in the future but now. Children can be a source of hope and even strength. They can inspire us with their kindness;  they can make us see beauty where we noticed only the mundane. They can make us stop and think;  they can push us to do […]

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Belief

June 21, 2019

Rob Mendez is a successful high school football coach and the 2019 recipient of The Jimmy V Award for perseverance. Just a guess but I’m thinking he is not too accepting of excuses from his student athletes. He proves that most all of our trials are mere trifles indeed. Being born without arms or legs could […]

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Say it ain’t so

June 21, 2019

A young cowboy learned today that actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband have a very unique marriage. They share a home four days a week and go their separate ways for three days. I guess the guiding principle is that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I mentioned the arrangement to Sally thinking she’d view […]