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Red Rock, Arlo and class

Red Rock is about the most perfect spot there can be for a concert. As the sun began to set the sold out crowd rose to their feet to cheer the sole performer walk out. No back up band. No fancy light show or explosions. Just one solo figure who stood center stage and picked […]

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The motorcycle, the moment, the gift

Something about the motorcycle crossing the mountain range that brought clarity to the day. Before , the day was filled with agenda items and to do lists. It was filled with chatter and more chatter. As many people who were talking it still felt like everyone was alone in their own mini drama. Yet on […]

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A nature walk and innocence

The two of them were so very excited. They started bouncing up and down as we said ….what about a nature walk.  These two 4 year old cousins…each one as precious and innocent as a blue sky on a summer morning, without a cloud in the sky, put their shoes on and were ready to […]

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The red jeep and a mountain range

It  was right out of a Rockwell painting. The red jeep was parked at  the ledge of a turnout by the ridge overlooking Estes Park. The snow was on the mountain peaks. The clouds were rolling in for the late afternoon rains.  We stood in front of the jeep and just stared. What does simplicity […]

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The randomness of it all

You can plan everything. You can truly believe that you are in control. You schedule everything down to the minute. Finish work by 6. Have dinner by 7:30. Chat with friends and go over the agenda for the next day. You feel secure in how organized you are. But life has a way of throwing […]

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The larger story

It seems to me that it has just gotten so easy to get lost in the smallness  of things these days. With 24/7 everything and the various social medias we seem to be captivated by the little nonsense events of the day. It is truly time to call a halt to the nonsense. Can we […]

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100% by 100%

The question was asked at a recent Crossfit workout. What does 100% of all you got 100% in the moment feel like. Basically, 100% squared. Add to that doing 100 squats, 100 sit  ups plus a 2000 meter row and you have 100 magnified. It got me thinking about putting it all out there each […]

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4 am, an airport drive and weaving

I heard them from upstairs. One learning how to weave and her older sister reading the instructions and helping her figure this new project out. They sounded like they were back in Elmont , after school, trying to figure out a math problem in some high school home work assignment. It was timeless. The chatter […]

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Good friends and sunshine

There is something so comforting about good friends. Time and space fade away when you join together. As we walked the little town of Niwot, you reconnect and share hopes and wishes. You know that you are safe and just want the best for each other. The laughs are hardy. The history is deep. There […]

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Sledge hammer and the meaning of a single day

The Crossfit WOD included taking the sledge hammer and pounding the Mack truck tire over and over and…well, you get the idea. It was the last section of a rough hour of pushing ourselves to our personal best. It got me thinking about pushing ourselves each day to our personal best in all we do. […]

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