The Home Stretch

I’m not a fan of the winter. I’ve bemoaned it in articles and whined about it to every listening ear. Unfortunately, my laments never…


For Love of the Story

I had written my first short story before I was halfway through elementary school. It was a riveting tale about a bi-species gal named…


Beautiful Chaos

I was born and raised on a Quarter Horse ranch in northeast Oklahoma. I was the fifth generation of ranchers on The Rocking S…


Like Father, Like Son—A Culinary Legacy

When Jeffrey Taylor and his father Ralph began traveling to barbecue competitions across the southern United States, cooking was nothing more than a hobby….


Leading Through the Turn

In 1995, Garth Brooks was making waves in country music. At the box office, Braveheart was a runaway hit, and Ebay was unveiling its…


My Days With a Yogi

I’m the worst student in my yoga class. This is not an exaggeration. This is fact. I should get points for showing up early,…


On Your Mark, Get Set, Goal!

New Year’s resolutions. Those three words either make you roll your eyes or have you reaching giddily for the nearest notebook to make a…


The Lazy Farm Girl

I feel the need to disclose a nasty truth about myself. It’s not a skeleton rattling in the closet or a deep and dark…