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BrooksLooks @ The Swamp

there’s a circus in the swamp these days freak shows! even a billionaire swamp gets deeper and deeper these days there’s a clown in the president’s chair! there’s a danger in the swamp these days morality and truth are cast … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Graciousness & Gratitude

On Graciousness and Gratitude The veneer of our cultural kindness has worn thin. In some places, it has long since worn off leaving an ugly rudeness that we all feel in our country these days. It doesn’t help that unacceptable … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Genealogy

a study of our family and its genealogic scope sheds light on how we got here and who we are, i hope hard to believe our forebears kept birthing children through the ages until down to me at last begat … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Home on the Range

Sometimes we are lucky enough in our lives to run a Relais and Châteaux affiliated guest ranch along the continental divide way up in the Colorado Rockies. If so lucky, we live and work on one of Nature’s most beautiful … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ The West

The West there are places… out west where all there is is quietness where souls are healed by letting go of all that never mattered beyond the man-made din of life’s raucous clatter there are places… here out west of … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Final Injection

an injured leg an ominous break the inevitable steps a vet must take adrenaline runs wild in anguish and stress the only relief in a wrangler’s caress first needle, he falls with wild, uncertain eyes then a fatal, final injection … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Synergy

all was right with the world today i was where i wanted to be at times it comes together like this along life’s trajectory i know it will change again one day as this sweet tide goes out for now … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Hospitality Recruiters

As a young hospitality manager, you may have begun receiving calls from recruiters without knowing they could one day be instrumental in shaping your career. Perhaps you are very happy where you are and generally ignore their calls. I suggest … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Tomorrow

Tomorrow if we knew how fragile this all was would we still do what everyone does if tomorrow came and this was gone would a change in behavior suddenly dawn will wonton acts of careless extreme compromise this beautiful dream … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Release

Release peaceful calm in wild spaces far beyond culture’s storms into the quiet places where nature transforms on a guiltless flight to sanity sanctuary sets me free all it took was letting go in nature’s current life’s wild flow brought … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Inhospitable

Inhospitable the roadside motel has gone to hell storage units with beds would serve as well proud old brands that once defined service are staffed with people who make me nervous bleary eyed and short on smiles we see the sign … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ A Patchwork of People and Time

A Patchwork of People and Time in a life of joyful moments i recall those we shared now your face appears to me at last, all the moments we shared somehow i ponder too the great catalogue of all the … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ One More Thing

One More Thing when my time has comeand i fade from viewdo what you willwith what’s left of me,then do what’s best for you and one more thing when i’ve goneafter my last daybuy plenty of whiskyand find a piperwho’ll … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Dude Ranchers

In the Company of Dude Ranchers We just hung up our hats at home after attending the 91st annual meeting of the Dude Ranchers Association in Tucson Arizona. Imagine a whole banquet-room full of America’s kindest people, a legion of … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Mother’s Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER mom, the life you gave me is a little older today and in those decades now gone by we’ve both come a long, long way i’m still the same old person you raised me up to be those sacred … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Alpenglow

Alpenglow new calves play jumpin’ around horses graze in fields of green columbine bloom crimson and blue wildflowers pop up in between river flows too fast to fish but as the sun comes down we’ve got our wish Colorado in … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Moved to Tears

Moved to Tears they move fromthe Bay State mountainssouth to Connecticut’s shoremove to the landof bratwurst and cheesesto Sheboygan and backto the Blue Ridge for more move to the landwhere the roadrunner raceswhere ocotillo growsin wide open spacessouth and eastto … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ A Poet’s Prescription

A Poet’s Prescription thank you for sharing these moments with me for reading words arranged mindfully a poem can convey what a poet might say how they think about life how it all goes peacefully pondering it’s ebbs and flows … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Something Gave

Something Gave red blood on a white hot sidewalk officers in blue an outline in chalk lost in the cracks humanity cringes at the unravelling lives of souls on the fringes disenfranchised sanctuary lost forgotten and hurting the real human … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ When the Drones flew Over at Night

When the Drones Flew Over at Night bloodshed flows from countless hearts in collisions of religious might techno-precision response unleashed and the drones flew over at night human kindness threatened an epic battle is on the rise evil’s rampant rage … Continue reading

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