Author Archives: thewritingrancher

About thewritingrancher

I'm passionate, driven and dedicated to my family. Connecting with people through my writing brings me joy and purpose while leaving a legacy for my children. Cheers to "Writing for the Brand"!

#WeAreRanchers

In 1961, President-elect John F. Kennedy addressed the Massachusetts legislature and became remembered for saying, “For of those to whom much is given, much is required.” I’m a fan of JFK’s ability to share elegant, intelligent prose; however, in this … Continue reading

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Stand up. Stand out. Horns optional.

Most ranchers have a favorite cow. We know this is a bad idea; choosing a favorite often means she’ll come up open, show up lame, or fall victim to a phantom illness reserved only for favorites. Favorites are even known … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Ranching

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really GREAT make you feel that you, too, can BECOME GREAT.” ~ Mark Twain As I worked to meet deadlines and catch up … Continue reading

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Cherishing small moments

About 4:30 am, I finally crawled in bed. Visions of at least two sleep-filled hours filled my head. Santa sweetly left a small gift for each child unwrapped, so it was a full three hours before the rancher and I … Continue reading

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Be the difference

Have you ever had so much to say that you remain silent? Has your mind ever been so heavy that your heart can’t sort it out? I nod in agreement to each question! • The Rancher and I remain here, … Continue reading

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KISS

❤“Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart.” ~Mencius❤ The Rancher and our oldest son bought pumpkin plants in June for $1.50. His mom and our youngest son planted them. Then, Grandma Ruth tended the plants in … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

The rancher and I have enjoyed several trips to New York City. Our most emotional trip was in 2005. * We were struggling personally. The ranch was succumbing to one of the worst droughts my father-in-law can remember, and my … Continue reading

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