Monthly Archives: July 2016

Become a Tourist in the Continent of Your Own Mind

Most of us have some form of bucket list in our minds involving exotic adventures to foreign lands, or scaling tall mountains and discovering new frontiers. These are all grand ventures containing potentially life-altering lessons to be garnered from such quests.

Each notch in our belt of desired accomplishment brings unique encounters, new friendships, fresh insights and unaccustomed ways of thinking to the forefront of our life’s landscape.

But as exhilarating as these voyages are, there’s often a letdown. Once the thrill of the adventure is over, do you find yourself turning back into to the

By |2017-03-07T15:30:22+00:00July 29th, 2016|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Honor of Having Been Raised on a Farm

What are some of your proudest moments? Mine come as a result of being raised on a farm in Northeastern Colorado. At about this time every year, Colorado wheat farmers meticulously fine-tune their machinery and prepare their families and their own psyche for the annual wheat harvest.

This is a magical time that involves long days filled with hard work in hot fields, a midsummer sun blasting unmercifully from above. The first day starts early with the smell of ripened fields of grain lingering in the air. Farmers armed with grease guns can be found lubricating the huge machines of the harvest, while at the same time last-minute repairs

By |2017-03-07T15:30:23+00:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|1 Comment

A Self-reflection on This Past Independence Day

Here’s hoping your Fourth of July holiday was an exciting experience shared with family and friends. I know mine was.

Independence Day in this country is a holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  It’s the day that the original 13 American colonies considered themselves free of the British Empire, having drawn a line in the sand as a new nation.

By |2017-03-07T15:30:23+00:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments