Room for Milly

A dear friend of mine recently sent me this photo of a restaurant in Colorado. Knowing my nickname for Milagro is Milly, she knew I would get a kick out of it. I texted back a cute emoji and thanked her, and then I started to ponder. Room for Milly. For some reason this cute picture and seeing these words on a beautiful storefront in downtown Denver stirred an emotion in me. But why? I've always felt that our ability as humans to love so deeply and carry so much emotion in ou

Throwback Thursday, To a Time Before Covid-19

It seems like forever ago. Just a few months back I was at the barn one frosty afternoon in January. The snow on the roof of our metal riding arena was sliding off and making a racket. I was hand walking Milagro around the arena telling him there was nothing to worry about. Christmas music played on my i phone, and while we made a final loop we stopped and I snapped this picture of us in the mirror. My biggest worry that day was the distraction of the sound of the sliding sno

We Made It

In the past several days my book hit the stands at Amazon and I also received the first print copy to hold in my own two hands. I wasn't sure what to expect from myself. After giving this so much over the past four years, I had no idea how I would react. Excitement, yes, shock and disbelief, actually, yes. It was as though this thing I had only written and read, and re-written and reread over and over, was now a living and breathing object. It was "Live" as they say in the wo