I remember when I was in my late teens and early twenties. Hey, don't laugh! I can remember that far back! I knew absolutely everything, and felt like I was bulletproof. Nothing was going to come against me or harm me. Then I grew up when reality set in. I've been thinking a lot about … Continue reading Bulletproof
I, and I alone
“I am the ultimate authority.” Some folks truly believe this. “I, and I alone, am the ultimate authority. I make the rules for my own life and act accordingly.” The weather on Friday here in Colorado was awful! I checked the state highway cameras and saw it was low viability and the roads were snow … Continue reading I, and I alone
The weather lady on my local news channel was laughing while making her report. When asked why by a news anchor, she said, “It's because I have to tell you every Wednesday that we are getting another snow storm. It's becoming a trend.” I am so ready for spring. We have a lot of snow … Continue reading Hull pressure
A couple of years ago, one of our dogs was helping chase some cows back into a pasture. He jumped through the fence and cut open the skin on his leg on some barbed wire. It was just a little open flap of skin, and we have the medical supplies to stitch up animals, so … Continue reading Protective Cone
My last post had stinging in it. (See Scorpions.) This one does to, of a different nature. So it's time once again for another tale from the ranch! Back in 2012, we were working on putting in a french drain for one of our springs on the ranch. Along the backside of the hill where … Continue reading Stinging nettles
Rest easy, dear readers, this is NOT another tale from the ranch! But it does involve scorpions! (So reader discretion is advised.) Scorpions are predatory arachnids. (ie: spiders!) They have eight legs, and are easily recognized by a pair of grasping pincers and a narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over … Continue reading Scorpions
How did I not see that?
I love them! I absolutely love them! Those “aha” moments that make you wonder how you did not see that before. You know, like chocolate is scrumptious! Like it doesn't matter that it is 16 degrees below zero, ice cream is still a yummy, satisfying snack! Like shoveling snow is a great workout! Well, not … Continue reading How did I not see that?
I got a telemarketer who called my office so good the other day! He started reading from his script, very monotone in his speech, and then asked if the owner was there. I replied, “Yes I am, and I did the job exactly as you told me to, but there's blood everywhere! What do you … Continue reading Dead weight
I had a conversation with a lady recently that really made me think. She mentioned how when she received a bad health diagnosis, the nurse in the room came up to her and put her arm around her. The woman got mad, thinking she didn't need anyone's pity, and angrily left the room and walked … Continue reading Solace
I always feel sorry for that poor guy named Will. You know, when in the movies, the person in charge says, “Fire at will!” Fire at will is a command given to allow the troops to fire when they are ready. They use their discretion and choose their targets. It gives the soldier a greater … Continue reading Pink Slip