Category The Good Life

How my parents ruined my view of the world

What drives you? Is it an overwhelming fire inside your heart? Is it something so powerful, so strong, that you feel as if you don’t answer the call then you may actually and physically die? Or is it a desperate desire to be rich? Maybe it’s the realization that money has a constant hold on […]

Ride Rank or Suffer

 “If you make it three jumps, it’s easy after that.”   It’s something my dad said once about staying hooked when trying to ride a bronc. I think the quote first came from some pro rodeo bronc rider describing how he became successful riding rodeo broncs and breaking colts. He says if you can make […]

For the Good of Texas

It’s Texas, it’s suppose to be 100 + degrees… right? Well, if that’s what brought me to Texas (which for the record it wasn’t) I would have been surprisingly wrong. One assumption I did make was that being in Texas, it’s basically the heartbeat of rodeo right? So that means rain, snow… the elements in […]

Fifteen honest life goals anyone in the rodeo or ag industry would have…

I recently read a blog post about what women “really” want in life. If all the political correctness was taken away and we didn’t have to worry about what society, family, friends or men would think about us the list of what we “really want out of life” would be a little less motivational and […]

American Heroes and Japanese Bar Fights

A long pause of breath escapes his lips, his eyes wander into the distance and he recalls the moments he is about to share. Age has taken over his face and body, making his movements slower and wrinkles more defined, but the memory of the time spent over seas still rings crystal clear in his […]