Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Life, as I See it: Don’t judge me

Don’t judge me. I’ve turned into one of those people who rush the holidays. Today, we are going to start decorating for Christmas. As...

What’s your plan? (11/25/2020)

It’s the small things.  The Fosters are puttin’ smiles on faces.  Looks like two of the three are spoken for just within my wife’s...

Thinking about heath: Misleading Sales Pitches for Medicare Advantage Plans Are Everywhere

By Trudy Lieberman, Community Health News Service It seems that nothing ever changes when it comes to hawking insurance to fill the gaps in Medicare...

Life, as I see it: Woothoot!

Woothoot! Our California house has sold. We’re done. Our move to North Dakota is now complete. We no longer have to juggle the responsibilities...

Gardeners Corner: Mistletoe

Mistletoe is supposed to bring mystical powers which bring good luck. It has also been associated with love and friendship. But trees that have...

What’s your plan? (11/18/2020)

Never a dull moment in the Arens’ abode! Thoughts are that we are just too small, yet large enough to share our love. My...

Gardeners Corner: Preparing for a Frost

Before a frost Identify cold spots in the landscape by monitoring with thermometers Identify plants at risk: citrus, succulents, and tender perennials, tropical and subtropical plants. Have...

What’s your plan? (11/11/2020)

Sorry for the pun, but out of the frying pan and into the fire. Social media is a two-edged sword for the dividing asunder....

Life, as I See it: For What it’s Worth

It’s been a long week. I know there were those on both sides of the fence watching and waiting to see who would be...

Life, as I See it…

There’s a joke in North Dakota that you should never leave your car unlocked during the holiday season. Someone might leave a fruitcake in...

gardeners corner Garden Wisdom or Tom Foolery?

Gardening information is just about anywhere. In addition to the internet, there are radio shows, books, TV shows and classes. Remember anyone can write...

What’s your plan? (11/04/2020)

Do you hear that? Do you . . . listen? My point will be even clearer because of the fact you are reading, but...

Garden Corner: Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are a nuisance but the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is more than a nuisance. In 2013, large populations were found in Sacramento...

What’s your plan (10/28/2020)

The older I get the more I am taking pleasure in the small and simple things.  This has been accentuated by the current events. ...

Life, as I see it: Aunt Edna

I’m thinking of my Aunt Edna this morning. Later I’ll start some lasagna sauce and let it simmer all day. I learned to make...

Life, as I see it… Lessons learned

I learned something this week. Neighbor Joel came over to help Tom transplant a rhubarb plant from his yard to our yard. What I learned...

What’s your plan? (10/21/2020)

Bitter bloodshed is the sad story emanating today just within the greenbelt of the Arens nation.  A resilient and determined foe has emerged to...

Watchman on the Wall: In Case You Missed It!

The most amazing world-wide event happened in Washington, DC on Saturday at the Capitol Mall. Telecast live for 12 hours, simulcast world wide with...

What’s your plan? (10/14/2020)

I guess some people have too much time on their hands.  I might need to take a long, hard look and make an evaluation...

Life, as I see it… Goodbye Gwen

Today’s world and the ‘new normal’ is starting to get to me more than ever. This week, I virtually attended the services of a dear...

Life, as I see it… Not a river, no bears…

The river was a creek and the only wildlife we saw was a deer at the cabin in Montana. So, neither of us fell...

What’s your plan? (10/07/2020)

The Sabbath Day is a tender occurrence and certainly my most favorite day of the week. It has been said in a Jewish proverb...

Watchman on the Wall: In Case you missed it!

The most amazing world-wide event happened in WA DC on Saturday at the Capitol Mall. Telecast live for 12 hours, simulcast world wide with...

Life, as I see it: Off the grid

We’re going off the grid as they say. Tomorrow we’re heading to a cabin by a river in the middle of Montana. There is...

What’s your plan? (09/30/2020)

It is always easier to see the bigger picture when one takes a step back.  Retrospection is perfect vision.  It doesn’t hurt to sleep...

Watchman on the Wall: Rosh Hashanah Happy New Year!

September 18 was Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the year 5781 on God’s calendar. It is interesting that the year 5780 was the Year...

What’s your plan? (09/23/2020)

There are very few things that are really our own.  The right to choose (agency) being one of the few among them.  Too many...

What’s your plan? (09/16/2020)

I have shrouded myself in the foulest of moods; prone to moan, gritch, and rant. I am tired of being cooped up. We are a...

Life, as I see it: Bonding

I’ve known for many years the value of time spent with my gal pals. Women need that opportunity to share and bond with their...

Watchman on the wall: You Will Not Be Burned

Isaiah 43:3 “When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze for I AM the...

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