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February: True Love

You may have heard the sad news, and if you are 50 or above I’ll bet you knew right away who they were talking about. The Captain and Tennille, now in their 70’s and living near Prescott, are getting divorced. I realize that the reasons for their divorce deal with insurance etc. and are really none of my business. I …

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Let’s gear up for a great weekend!

This’ll be a busy weekend! The BlueWater Parker 425 Presented by Impact begins as I write this on Thursday morning, with qualifying today by Best In The Desert and the awesome Downtown Experience by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce this afternoon/evening. The action continues tomorrow with Contingency Row at BlueWater Resort and Casino’s north parking lot; visitors will be …

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To Do-Overs

I was called a party pooper when I was younger and for good reason. I really didn’t enjoy most parties. New Years was a great example of that. When I was a little kid I enjoyed it because we got to go up on the roof (yes, without safety helmet, pads or straps to make sure we didn’t fall! Such …

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Merry Eggsmas!

Another Quartzsite adventure … Boondocking snowbirds Bob and Sarah hosted a Christmas potluck out in the BLM camping area south of Quartzsite. Bob wanted to deep fry a turkey and Sarah promised to make her famous ambrosia salad, complete with “mandolin” oranges. A dozen of us boondockers joined the fun. We enjoyed each other’s company; none of us had a …

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The limitations of social media!

About 4 years ago I was dragged, kicking and screaming I should say, into what we now call ‘social media.’ Social media of course pretty much boils down to Facebook and Twitter and you can find me on both. “It’s a great way to keep up with everyone,” they said as they dragged me down. At that time I could …

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How to cook a big @$$ turkey

I scored a humongous turkey – 23 pounds – for a killer, can’t-refuse price and thought ‘Wheee!’ Then I realized 23 pounds was about three times bigger than anything I ever shoved in my oven. Yikes! I wound up making a huge foil pouch, creating a wine steam environment, and roasting at what sounded way too hot 450 degrees for …

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Seasons come, seasons go

I don’t know who the first person was to compare the passing phases of life to the changing of the season, but I’m sure he or she lived very early in human history. Perhaps one of the earliest was Solomon who wrote these famous lines, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Eccl. …

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Trick or… huh?

I love Hallowe’en. I love the scary decorations, haunted houses, and especially trick-or-treating. When I was a child I made my own costumes, built around the most hideous mask I could find. Confession: I trick-or-treated until I was a senior in high school – scrunched down to try and blend in with the kiddies – but the neighbors caught on …

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Native film director looking for finishing funds for new feature

Hi all, Sydney Freeland, a filmmaker who visited Parker last month as part of the Native Visions film festival, is looking for funds to finish her feature film Drunktown’s Finest. Sydney has a $30,000 goal set on Kickstarter, with various incentives offered in return for your help. So go check it out! The movie is about life on the reservation …

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National debt, historically speaking

Our country began in debt. In 1776, the most important task facing the Founders was to win the Revolutionary War. If they had lost, the leaders would have been executed for treason. As Benjamin Franklin said “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately,” As we have all seen over the past decade, wars cost money, …

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