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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Watchman on the Wall – Sheltered In Place

This isn’t the first time that Adonai has sequestered His people to protect them and to develop their character. Many of our heroes faced...

What’s your plan? (04/15/2020)

I can’t remember the last time when there wasn’t.  The Girls are constantly reminding me that I am old, somewhat ancient (I am starting...

Life, as I see it: Things are looking up

I say things are looking up because on Tuesday I have my first hair appointment in two months. Thankfully I haven’t been out and...

Gardening corner: Field Bindweed

Field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, was first documented in California in 1884. By the first quarter of the twentieth century, field bindweed was proclaimed the...

What’s your plan? (06/03/2020)

I have been enjoying the times. Not so the lockdown, but specifically the end of the school year: commencement and graduation. Congratulations to those...

Masks

Jim Perdue | Guest Columnist Years ago I graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences. As a first-year biology...

Gardening Corner: Hairy Fleabane

Hairy fleabane, a common summer annual or biennial broadleaf weed. Mature plant The mature plant can reach almost 4 feet (1.2 m) tall. It is well...

Digging deeper into grace (06/03/2020)

Submitted by Tom Tripp As I heed the news from recent days, my heart grieves. I grieve over the death of a black man due to...

Life, as I see it :  Old friends and poetry

I ran into an old friend this week. Bill Lowman is a cowboy poet that I’ve known and admired for years. He’s a story teller...

Life, as I see it: Favorite places

There are two places I most enjoy going for a little rest an relaxation. The Black Hills of South Dakota and the Northern Coast of...

What’s your plan (04/22/2020)

“Bonk” is a thought-provoking term. Not one that we would often concern ourselves with. “Bonkers” on the other hand, would be more apropos. It...

Gardening Corner: Gardening helps with mental health

Gardens can help us cope with life whether it’s a new global virus or personal issues. If you have a garden you have a...

life as I see it: Sad..

My dear friend John Egan passed this week. My heart hurts for everyone who loved him. I wager that would be many, many people. John was...

Life, as I see it: Walk the walk

Dignity, strength, courage, grace, talent, and love are words that describe my friend Jo Buchholz.  Jo left us last week, and she will be missed...

Gardening Corner: Spotted Spurge

Spotted Spurge (Euphorbia (=Chamaesyce) maculata) is a garden weed that can seem impossible to control. It grows rapidly and starts producing seeds at a...

What’s your plan? (06/24/2020)

I was born on Friday, Twenty-six October Nineteen Sixty-two. I just squeaked in although my Mom probably won’t describe it as such (I watched...

Watchman in the Wall: To pray or not to pray

Specialty Research Associates under the direction of David Barton released a 100 page document entitled “To Pray Or Not to Pray,” full of graphs...

Politics & Pandemics

Submitted by Jim Perdue This pandemic has presented a huge hill we have to climb. There’s the health issue and the economic issue. None of...

The California You May Not Know

I might be biased, but I just LOVE California.  My 25 minute drive to work passes at least a dozen different agriculture crops.  The...

Life as I see it: July 27, 2017

If you read this column, you know how I love to have my kids around. Chicks in the nest, round two, starts on Tuesday...

Gardening corner: Camellia’s

Camellias are very popular in our area and grow well here. Choose this plant when you want a shrub or hedge with dark, glossy leaves...

Gardening Corner: Rosemary

Rosemary officinalis, maybe not the most exciting plant on the planet, but maybe one of the most useful and versatile out there.  Water is...

What’s your plan? (02/05/2020)

At this season of my life I have become quite apt and comfortable at opening my mouth. It wasn’t natural in the beginning and...

Life, as I see it: Day 7 of 14

It’s day 7 of our state-imposed home quarantine. Since we traveled home to North Dakota from California we must isolate ourselves for 14  days. Even...

Life… as I see it (04/11/2018)

In last week’s column I wrote about the meaning of Easter. I wrote the following; “But the bunnies and the baskets are just a...

Opinion: July Fourth

We celebrate our birthday on the fourth of July; happy birthday to you and me. This is the day our country declared itself a...

 Ask Toni: Why Is My Medicare Part B Costing $704?

Toni: My Medicare began on November 1st and on December 16th I received my first bill which is $704.80 for my Medicare Part B. This...

Life, as I see it: Time well spent

Our grandpuppy Kyra has been with us this week. The little Jack Russel gal is 17 this year.  She’s a little slower now; her...

News Back Then: August 22, 2014

Williams Farmer 1931 Luther Hoy, Williams Pioneer Found Dead Colusan who fought with General Lee Luther Hoy, 88 for 55 years a resident of the Williams district...

What’s your plan? (12/11/2019)

So It begins! I get more irate and grouchier as the years fly by. I venture out to shop for Halloween only to find...

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