Legendary University of Texas Head Football Coach Darrell Royal was quoted as saying….“The only difference between dreams and reality….Is time and effort”.….which is a perfect segway to our webpage here at ImaSportsphile…..cuz the reality of this dream started some 65 years back when Bone Daddy was laying on the grass in his front yard in Midland, Texas in 1955. The truth be known about our original Sportsphile, Bone Daddy, is the fact that he spent many nights “under West Texas skies at night”….. while laying on a patch of Bermuda grass…..and simply looking up to the universe of stars that covered the sky each night in West Texas…. as he chewed on a tall stalk of sweet Bermuda grass…..and contemplated about how vast the universe was above him….so, today I’m going to tell the story about how I developed a very important DOG PHILOSOPHY….which I live by today. ….and is some mighty good food for thought. The simple philosophy that I am speaking of is as follows:
YOU AIN’T NOTHIN BUT A POP CORN FART IN THIS WHOLE DEAL…. AND YOU ONLY BECOME WHAT YOU MAKE OF YOURSELF
Music – 2008 – Special -Song & Views Of West Texas – Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Folks, this is a source of powerful wisdom…..especially once you understand the basis from which this enlightenment came from…..so, it’s your lucky day….cuz I’m gonna tell you how I happened to reach this level of philosophical consciousness.
But first….you must understand that from my lil ole Chiweenie dog perspective…..the HUMANS who inhabit this Earth think that their existence among us is for some reason unbeknownst to almost every other living being that somehow they are more important than they really are…..especially when considering their true individual value in the grand scheme of things in the universe……so….you’ve just gotta drop that notion….cuz when it comes down to it….you’re really unimportant in the whole scheme of things dealing with this universe in which we all live. As a result of this perception…..HUMANS have a habit of thinking their presence is more significant than the presence of any other living thing….so they tend to draw philosophies from those perspectives….which simply is a bunch of bull.
The genesis of this DOG PHILOSOPHY dates back to the early 1950’s when Bone Daddy was a young boy living in West Texas…..a period in BD’s life that I have heard him speak of on many occasions…..for I truly believe that this was the time when he absorbed mostly by osmosis….. the undeniable philosophies which has guided his life from that time forward to the present. These philosophies of life were founded and took root during his youth….in a time and place which allowed him the space for thought….and the fertile ground for understanding of things necessary for the development of simple universal truths…..to be introduced and established in the minds and thoughts of young HUMANS…..especially those HUMANS living in West Texas. There is truly no place in the world quite like West Texas, not just the desert-like flat terrain with no trees to speak of….but also in all of the inhabitants of West Texas from plants to animals to humans…..and all of whom can withstand continuous winds, sometime very strong…..which sometimes turn into a tornado. West Texas is unique unto its own….and no one captures the sights quite like Texas State Photographer Wyman Meinzer….as seen in his videos herewith.
Photography & Music – 2006 – Special – Wyman Meinzer Presents Between Heaven And Texas With Music By Doug Smith
This video above was produced by Bone Daddy’s favorite photographer, Wyman Meinzer…..who is a photographer for the State of Texas….as he specializes in photography of West Texas….where he was born and raised…..as “Between Heaven And Texas” is a pictorial definition of the vastness and power of the skies above West Texas. The simple fact remains that if you were a kid like BD…..who was raised under the West Texas skies throughout their formative years..….then there is no way you couldn’t help having been effected by having such a clear view of the universe…..especially during the night time hours
…. cuz you probably did more than your fair share of looking up from a comfortable vantage point….usually on your back on the ground in the cool grass of the front yard….and you just simply were watching the nightly show of the vastness of the universe…..which was inhabited by so many stars. Like Dr. Carl Sagan says……”there are billions and billions of stars”…..and there was no better spot on the planet to watch them all…..than from the vantage point of being prone on your back on the ground and looking up….while slowly chewing on a tall stick of freshly picked Bermuda grass….while listening to Harry Cary’s call of the St Louis Cardinal game on your transistor radio. Man, that is good stuff….cuz as simple as it seems, Bone Daddy has always said that these were some of his favorite memories….just lookin’ to the stars and chewin’ a stalk of bermuda grass…..while thinkin’ about life.
I forgot to mention that with every story in our L E’s Stories Section here at ImaSportsphile will be adorned with some of my favorite videos from the 5500 that I have posted currently on our site….as seen in this story herewith.
Rodeo & Music – 2003 – Special – Bull Riding Video Put To Oak Ridge Boys Singing One Hell Of A Ride
For within the vast display of stars and space in the West Texas sky at nighttime…… with Holy Cow going off in the background …..as the real show was up above in the sparkling vastness of space…..and all you had to do was look up…..cuz you were guaranteed a clear night dang near every night in West Texas….for this was a place where thoughts of “Why am I here? Who am I? How did this all happen? What am I supposed to do?…and Why?”…..would simply seep into the crevices of you’re brain and begin the process of thoughts…..and provide the foundation of an obviously formulated philosophy…..which would serve you well for the rest of your life.
Comedy – 1982 – Richard Pryor – Live On Sunset Strip On His Visit – With His Jim Brown Story About His Free-Basing Pipe
Simply put….it was the starring off into the vastness of space as displayed under West Texas skies that made everyone who gazed upward realize that…”you were no more than a popped corn fart in this whole deal”…..just a speck at best with no particular obvious significance in the entirety of it all…..and yet in all its vastness the whole panorama of the universe was in perfect balance. I’m telling you….there are too many stars to count as they layered deep into the darkness… and they were all in perfect harmony…..oh, every now and then…one would go streaking across the sky…..you got to make a wish when you were the first dog to see a shooting star….and you know what?!….a lot of my wishes came true….I mean, I’ve got Bone Daddy for a master, right? But any way you cut the pie….the whole sky….from one end to the other…..was loaded with stars that were all dancing in the heavens in perfect harmony….so the idea of a supreme being and the concept of God (God Dog as we call Him)…..was very easy to assimilate for anyone at a young age….dog or boy…..under West Texas skies at night. The truth be known….it was the indelible vision of the vastness of the Universe while laying and looking up…..has always provided me with a security and peace of mind that God Dog is in complete control.
Photography & Music – 2012 – Special – Texas State Photographer Wyman Meinzer Presents “We Three Kings: Christmas In The Lone Star State”
Therefore, if you are just a speck in the whole scheme of things in the universe that is all in balance with each other…..then quit thinking that you are so important…..and start being important to those you come in contact with on a daily basis……cuz each and every day of your life…. you will find this to be a good simple philosophy to live well by….as given to each of you who read this as a gift of love….that simply…. wherever each of you are at this moment in time of reading this post…. you are still but a speck within the balance of the universe….to which God has given each and every HUMAN speck at least one talent….. which if mastered over time…..can allow that HUMAN speck to achieve anything that can be conceived…. as you only become what you do with that gift of talent….which is specifically yours….and your true value in the entire scheme of things….as it becomes what you give of yourself in serving others.
Special – Space Travel – 2023 – A Tech Bang! Production Special – “Scariest Things Said By NASA Astronauts”
I must admit….the view of the stars in the Universe from space as seen in the video above, is in no way comparable to the view from being prone on your back in the dark of night viewing the West Texas skies at night…..cuz in West Texas you get an entire panorama of the universe…..and it is darker than from the capsule of a spacecraft.