Rufus' Reflections

Rufus the dog.

Hello world! My name's Rufus and I intend to use this blog to opine about whatever's on my mind. Paul belongs to me and has decided it'll be okay for me to use this part of his website to that end. So, here's the world from my perspective...

The Karman Line

Being as how aerospace has kinda been Pop’s business for a long time, I occasionally hear him talking about something to do with that sorta thing. During all the celebration with the SpaceX launch and recovery recently, he said something about this thing called the Karman Line. Seems it has to do with, relative to earth, where the edge of space starts. For folks that fly, that means an arbitrary altitude of 333,000 feet where our atmosphere becomes too thin to support aeronautical flight. At that point aerodynamics stop and astronautics begin.Now you’re probably already wonderin’ where a dawg like … continue reading »

The Tablecloth

As my pastor Dave would say (and yeah, since he’s Pop’s and the missus’ pastor that makes him mine, too) I love Christmas! This here is a story that Pop shared from a sermon our previous pastor, Dr. Robert Mills, told a few years ago. I don’t know if it’s true or not but it sure is a touching story. Here’s how it goes . . .
The pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church it was very … continue reading »


Ride for the Brand

Part of the cowboy code is that he demonstrates his loyalty to the ranch he serves by riding “for the brand”. Now if you’re a critter you may actually wear the brand which shows you’re owned by that ranch. Fortunately for me, Pop never felt like branding was necessary for those of us here at Rocky Creek . . . except the bovines. Ol’ Smarty, our Mustang, also bears a brand he got from the BLM when he was just a colt. It’s a freeze brand that has these hieroglyphic type markings that show when he was born and what … continue reading »

He Made a Difference

Thanks again to Rufus for allowing me to utilize his blog for my own purposes. This is one of those occasions when I’m deep in thought, reflecting on a dear friend who is about to retire. This fella is important to me for many reasons, some upon which I’ll elaborate.
In my first book, Mighty Hands – Victory Over Adversity Through The Grace of God, I took the opportunity to recognize several of the men (and women) who have made a profound impact on my life. I briefly mentioned the man on which I will now expound.
Bob Morrison has been my … continue reading »

The Gift

I reckon I ought to apologize for not bloggin’ for such a long time but I’ve been really busy what with tryin’ to keep an eye on them baby longhorn cows that keep showin’ up. Seems like every time I check the pasture there’s a new face with wobbly knees out there. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
‘Tis the season to be jolly for folks. (Shoot, I’m jolly ‘bout all the time. Pop and the Missus are always sayin’ that one day my tail’s gonna fall off from waggin’ so much. But I digress.) This time of … continue reading »