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Jack Lypps: rancher turned spiritual poet


Last updated 11/2/2007 at Noon

Jack Lypps was not a natural born poet. In fact, he inherited a ranching gene from his father, so creating flowing verses was the last thing on his mind.

Raised in Placentia, CA, a young Lypps could be found scampering amid his father’s 20-acre orange grove. “I liked running through the mud,” he admits.

Though he played often, he also made sure to help his father out with grove duties. Lypps would pitch in with ongoing weed patrol and irrigation responsibilities.

As far back as he could remember, Lypps always wanted to be a rancher. And in his adulthood, he became a bona fide ranch...

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