The Nobody’s Guide to Life Interview – coming soon

Today I got to relax a little and take part in an interview with The Nobody’s Guide to Life and discuss a mentor, Coach John Wooden and my two books I’ve written about him.
 
It was a great time and I’ll post the link when it is posted!
 
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And Then On

It was a moment that led into an hour
Then a day, then a month, then years,
Then a life
A life of love
From an instant to a minute
And then on
To an endless supply of mirth and merriment
And just plain contentment
As we ambled down the road
Together, together
Ever, ever
Never to sever
Locked forever
However we go
Wherever for we know
We’re not going anywhere without the other.

Harvest Time Is Here Again

Harvest time is here again
Dawn to dusk
Then back again
Loading the tractor
Filling the barn
All I’ve ever known
Living the farm
Critters abound
We see life as a whole
A concentric circle
A place of our own
A simple life
But good
It ain’t easy
So we work hard
The wife and me
Will the kids take it over?
That’s wait and see
For the time being
There’s so much to do
Gotta get going
So it’s later for you

We Are All Actors on a Stage

We’re all actors on a stage
I do it for real
I learn my lines
Wear costumes
Pretend it is real life
But sometimes something happens
When one cannot conceal
The emotions being displayed
Are truly, really real
Ask Jenny, she played my female lead
We didn’t write the lines
But what they meant to her and me
Grew with each performance
As if meant to be
With every encore as we bowed
Electric chemistry
That play had a long run
So have we
You see, we got married
Happily
These days we write our own lines
There’s a joyful family
Wait for our Christmas card
Then you’ll see

You Are My Sun

To hear you sigh
To see you laugh
To know that you are near
Invokes the deepest feelings
One could ever have 
Life may be evanescent
But our love is not
You make it real
You make it hot
Filled with warm love
Cooler than any breeze
We sail through life
Finally, I’m at ease
Which is all to say
My dear special one
I live for you
You are my sun

You Make It Real

To hear you sigh
To see you laugh
To know that you are near
Invokes the deepest feelings
One could ever have 
Life may be evanescent
But our love is not
You make it real
You make it hot
Filled with warm love
Cooler than any breeze
We sail through life
Finally, I’m at ease
Which is all to say
My dear special one
I live for you
You are my sun

The Best Night Out

The best night out
Is an evening in with you
A bottle of wine
I’ll make the stew
A movie to watch
Snuggles to be had
A night in with you
Perfect for this lad

If I don’t talk
That is because
I like listening to you
For you give me pause
To enjoy your brilliance
Your beauty just awes

We’ve got all we need
In this happy home
My darling you are
In the loving zone
Happy, so happy
Happy to be
Hanging out with my lovely
My baby and me

Soldiers

So many, too many
So many gone
Men who fought for victory
But they lost
Their lives
Their loved ones
There’s nothing good about war
We, the people of the world,
Kill each other
Repeatedly, regularly
It’s always going on somewhere
Since the beginning of time
Why can’t we all just get along?
I’m afraid we never will

Ups and Downs of Rodeo

It’s an eight second partnership
The bronc, an angry participant
And me, I’m just trying to keep my legs in the stirrups
My hands on the reins
My wits about me
In one piece
Welcome to my world
It’s a family affair
Me and my sons, Troy and Dusty
Traveling day and night just to fight
For a living, one unforgiving
But exciting as the day is long
And to keep that ranch in Utah going
200 head of cattle and worries about enough rain
Are in our thoughts as we live the literal ups and downs of rodeo
We’re in the saddle for good
For life
Living our destiny
As we should
As we want to
As we have