november 11, 2018

“Train your mind to see the good in every situation.” ~ Unknown     Two weeks ago today Tanya Comingdeer and Marilyn Craig were enjoying a second day of music and fellowship at the 2-Pony Ranch. These women worked their butts off to make that weekend happen. They cooked, they cleaned, they tugged and pushed and pulled and carried and worked up a sweat to make sure everyone had the

november 7, 2018

“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” ~ Dennis Prager     Scott Bartholomew, Steve Kirkpatrick, and Jim McCollom are three of my favorite people in all the world. They each possess a unique sense of humor, their own brand of storytelling, but you put them together and snorting will happen

november 4, 2018

“Ideally, one would live as if one were going to die the next day. I mean, if you were going to die the next day it would be well worth sitting and watching the sun set, or rise. It might not be worth doing a huge laundry.” ~ May Sarton     I don’t know why I love this picture so much, but I sure do. Maybe it’s the generations.

october 31, 2018

“I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive.” ~ Brooke Hampton     The most beautiful part of a sunset may not always be the sunset itself but the glorious colors cast to the east. The 2-Pony Ranch

october 30, 2018

“Limit your “always” and your “nevers.” ~ Amy Poehler     I’ve been enamored of night photography for some time now, but living in a city with a lot of light pollution doesn’t lend itself to much experimentation. I was itching to give it a go at the 2-Pony Ranch, and last night, I finally did. There are some significant kinks to work out yet, but I’m happy to start

october 29, 2018

“People who wonder whether the glass is half full or half empty are missing the point. The glass is refillable.” ~ Unknown     The last two days have been filled with music and food and a host of friends old and new. Today, Angie and I spent a long overdue whole day of quality time together. Our extended morning with coffee and bagels set the stage for a beautiful

october 28, 2018

“Showing another human being love, kindness, and appreciation cost us nothing and can mean the world to someone else.” ~ Kitrina Kelly     The music and love continued.

june 15, 2016

“When your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.” ~ Ajahn Chah   Strolling through Kroger I came across this display. I was transported to the 2 Pony Ranch Fourth of July Party 1996 edition. That may be the year of the biggest water gun fight in 2 Pony history. Jim McCollum, Brett “EZ” Miller, Bruce McCain, Scott Bartholomew, Duane Adams, Mindy Cardenas, Regina Barnett, Tammy Jo O’Neil,

may 22, 2016

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton     I made my way from Ellen Fagala in Little Rock to Angie Bliss Fanning at the 2 Pony Ranch in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It was my first look at the ranch without the iconic red house. It was a bit jarring, but

july 29, 2015

“Pay attention to the voice that doesn’t use words. Listen to your intuition.” ~ Dr. Terry A. Gordon     Thinking lovingly of the original 2 Pony front window: always one of my favorite views. I’ll just leave this here, and ya’ll be sure to heed the advice of the sign.