“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~ John 8:32
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41-year-old Ardie Maier of South Dakota arrived at the 2022 Elizabeth Stampede and promptly earned second place overall with an electric 82-point ride aboard a Summit Pro Rodeo Company bull named Jam Session during Sunday afternoon’s “Red, White and Blue Rodeo” in Elizabeth, CO.
That’s right. You read it correctly. 41 years old and still riding bulls. And doing it successfully! John Wayne famously said “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway,” but there is no way. I can’t even imagine getting on a bull after the age of 40. But he could. Chase your dreams, people!!!
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I just created and uploaded a recap video of the 2021 Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo in Elizabeth, CO. The short video (just over a minute long) is a compilation of video and photography that I shot over the four days of the rodeo’s run (June 03-06, 2021). It is uploaded on Rumble. Give it a look and let me know what you think! Just click on the following link or the image to go to the video.
Samuel Adams is one of my favorite American Founding Fathers. The risks those people took and the passion they had for creating a new nation built as a Constitutional Republic is awe inspiring.
Were they perfect people? Of course not. What they were was courageous and brilliant (most of them). Take a look at the massive amounts of writings they left behind. Their words, like the following quote I am including, stir the imagination.
Does anyone even know how to put together sentences like this, anymore? Sam Adams the rabble rouser…
You want to know the definition of sacrifice?
You want to know the definition of courage?
And God bless.
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