Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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What’s your plan? (06/17/2021)

What’s Your Plan has morphed over the weeks into something centered on personal growth.  I would like to think that it has become something...

Life, as I See it: Make good choices – do hard things

Yesterday, I watched as my son Val and Sami completed a 35-mile bike race around Harmon Lake in Mandan, North Dakota. Later, grandsons Vaughn...

Gardener’s Corner: Drought and your garden, irrigation

Practicing efficient irrigation is essential during periods of drought. Here are some best practices that should be followed to help increase water efficiency. Drip irrigation...

Life, as I See it: One of the good days

It has definitely been one of the good days today. I got to have a day with my baby grandson Bodhi. Now four months old,...

Mincing Words: The true meaning of reward

Early in my writing career, I learned to avoid using words I didn’t understand. More importantly, I learned to choose words most readers would...

What’s your plan? (06/03/2021)

I am publicly retracting one inner notion I harbored for too long. I, of all people, the architect of “What’s Your Plan” and he...

Garden Corner: Drought and Your Garden, symptoms

Plants that do not receive enough water eventually show signs of water stress. During a drought or under water restrictions aimed at water conservation,...

What’s your plan? (05/27/2021)

Last week I went off on a rant on Frontier. It looks as if I boiled over about the same time the Attorney Generals...

Life, as I See it: That’s just wrong…

A number of years ago, I had a friend who often suggested I write a column about injustices in our world. His thought was...

Gardener’s Corner: Drought and your garden, lawns

This is will be a series of articles throughout the summer. As Americans we love our lawn! Did you know that if lawn (not ball...

What’s your plan? (05/20/2021)

The world has the potential to knock you pretty flat. I have an adverse reaction whenever I spy a Frontier service vehicle. This is a...

Life, as I See it: Interesting dilemma

We took a short trip last week. Along the way we were surprised to encounter a number of disgruntled, verging on surly people working...

Life, as I See it: The best mom

Most people think they have or had the best mother. I know that is how I feel about my mom. Bonnie Bowden taught me...

Gardener’s Corner: Excessive heat and your garden

During excessively hot summer days it's not only humans that can suffer from heat stress.  Your plants can suffer from heat stress as well,...

What’s your plan? (05/13/2021)

A sign of the times includes man’s love growing cold. It’s difficult to argue that we see this as well as an increase in...

Life, as I See it: What’s your chapter?

I’ve had several revelations in the past few months. I’ve come to the now or never chapter of my life. The first shot of reality...

Gardener’s Corner: Preparing Home Landscaping for Fire

Most Colusa County residents do not live in a fire zone but you may have a friend who does or you may have a...

What’s your plan (05/06/2021)

Richard Lyman Bushman has been hanging for a while now, that is if you remember me saying that I had more to say about...

What’s your plan? (04/29/2021)

I stand fast to my declaration that angels are among us. The world is a rather dark place for those that think otherwise. I...

Life as I see it (04/29/2021)

Our pastor today challenged us to tell our good shepherd story to at least one person in the coming week. I have had many...

Life is good: Peace of it all

Today, I’m waking up in Gillette Wy. I drove down here yesterday to spend a few days with my friend Jean. It was a beautiful...

Gardener’s Corner: The Dreaded Big D

The dreaded word “Drought.” Whether, it’s official or not, the reality is, we are in another drought. In California we are always going into...

What’s your plan (04/22/2021)

It came from out of nowhere and with it that possibility to produce an ear-to-ear smirk. I did! And will always. It was a...

What’s your plan? (04/15/2021)

I proclaim that Spring has sprung and that Summer is breathing hot and heavy down her neck. Last week at this time, I was...

Life, as I See it… Rain!

Rain or the lack of it is on our minds these days. As much as we’ve enjoyed our beautiful weather lately, we know to...

What’s your plan? (04/08/2021)

If there is anything that might possibly pass as being somewhat normal in these frustrating times, I say it was the Arens Easter Gathering....

Life, as I See it… Resurrection!

It was a glorious Easter this year. Warm weather and sunshine made for a perfect day for smoking ribs and hunting eggs on Saturday. Resurrection...

Gardener’s Corner: Back to Nature

To nurture something is to ‘take care of, feed and protect something, especially young children or plants and help it to develop’. As gardeners,...

Josephine Grimmer

Josephine Gertrude (Jensen) Grimmer went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Woodland, California. Josephine was born in Colusa County to...

What’s your plan? (04/01/2021)

Last Saturday was proclaimed a family day for yard work at the Arens abode, well maybe one that could resemble such in times like...

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