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March 2, 2019

Its been a tough winter. I suppose winters usually are.

Snow traps people in their homes, or worse, on the roads. Trees break and splinter. Mud and debris roll down the hills. Water floods though homes and businesses. Wind rips both dead and living things from their clu...

February 17, 2019

Since the beginning of time, people have had dreams and goals. Some people have achieved their dreams or goals. We are able to list them because there are fewer of them than “us”, and we are able to quote them because we have come to admire them for their victories. We...

January 17, 2019

This may sound silly, but I leaned something today, from my hat. Actually, I learned more than one thing. Believe it or not, it had some darn good advice.

1)      Shield your loved ones from harshness.

My hat’s primary job is to shield, whether it be...

January 10, 2019

My family and I went to visit the historic Long Barn, at P Ranch, outside of Frenchglen, Oregon during the early summer. May I just say, never visit the Long Barn in early summer. Ever. It was a beautiful day. Gorgeous in fact. Not too cold. Not too hot. But the mosqui...

December 5, 2018

By now, most of my Facebook friends and family know, after suffering a "I haven't ridden my horse in over a week” with-drawl, I brought my horse into the house. It's not the first time, and certainly will not be the last. In fact, if I were to become a widow (I know th...

October 24, 2018

The best compliment, and mission, I ever received!!

On a horseback ride with my youngest son recently, he encountered that moment all people crossing the bridge from “being a passenger on a horse”, to “being a rider” encounter, sooner or later.

He was kicking, and growin...

July 1, 2018

My husband, two teenage sons and I, went on a road trip to see my family in Eastern Oregon, something my dad did with us as children every summer. It became one of the defining moments that drew out who I was and who I was to become. The trips I took with my father in...

June 27, 2018

We go through a lot of hay. We feed our horses and cows hay and bed the bunny cage and all the chicken beds with hay. We’re shoveling hay in, for one purpose or another, and then shoveling it all back out again, after it’s unpleasant transformation. Believe it, or not,...

June 26, 2018

I have been in Nevada all week with my husband for K9 training for our patrol dog, Odin. After class I requested to go on a short drive to snap some pictures. In the process of checking out a long back road we ran into a local deputy.  Being in a police vehicle ourselv...

August 15, 2016

I wish I could remember where I read a piece of advice that I took to heart years ago and give credit back to where it is due. I have clung to that simple, but sound advice, in more than one way. The advice is: Write what you know. In my humble opinion, it is not sugge...

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