I recently arranged a big family outing at an arboretum. Like a busy general I prepared our exact line of attack: first around the heron pond, then up through the orchid patch to double back at the shade trees, and finally to the Japanese garden.
Cerebral palsy couldn’t stop Mike Gibbens from water skiing. In the early ‘90s the North Dakota man saw a TV story about Texas Adaptive Aquatics, an organization which uses custom devices to help people with disabilities ski up and down Lake Houston. Mike made the trip out, tried the sport for the first time, and fell in love with it.
“I’ve always been in the horse and livestock business,” said Joe Simon of Dakota Rodeo. “Back in about 1980 I took a couple of my bucking horses to this one fella’s rodeo to sell. These were good horses — one of them bucked a rider right off. I thought that my price was already low, but the fella wanted to give me even less than I was asking. He told me that if I wanted that much money, then I ought to just do rodeo myself. I was young, so I did.