Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Why don't we listen?

Did you know that the soil in North America has lost over 85 % of its nutrients? God told the children of Israel to let their land rest for a year every seven years, gee I wonder why? It has been proven by scientists that if the land is allowed to rest every seven years it will regain the nutrients needed to produce healthy, nutrient filled crops. Those test fields that were allowed to rest also produced a much larger yield that actually more than offset the loss of having that field set for a year. When our fields are depleted of the natural nutrients so are our crops. In our infinite wisdom we have decided to load our fields with chemicals that would produce better crops. Well those chemicals are now in our nutrient depleted foods. Even if you eat only naturally the foods are still missing the nutrients we need daily. We need over 40 nutrients every day, if you tried to get them out of our food only it would take you two days of eating to get all you need for one third of the day. The vitamins, minerals we need only last 3-4 hours before our bodies use them up and we need more. Our bodies lose over 50,000 cells every 3 seconds. Yup it is true. So to adequately replace those cells our bodies needs good nutrition or those new cells start off weak, I don't want lets say my new brain cells to start out weak, I need all the healthy brain cells I can get!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I personally have met two bears in my lifetime, I mean the four legged kind, with fur and claws. I am a country boy, have spent a lot of my life in the country, don't really like the city. The first bear I saw was when I was a child, here goes. About 1959 my parents decided to go camping in northern California, Oregon and Washington. We had a 1957 ford station wagon, now picture this, the station wagon filled up with people and camping equipment, on the top was a carrier with more stuff covered with a canvas tarp and we are on our way. My dads brother, my uncle, was only a few years older than I was and he came along also. After several days and nights camping we ended up at crater lake. Our tent, some of you may remember these tents, big, green and canvas, we would stake it out, then there was a wooden pole that had four metal rods at the top, with one going in each corner. this was a pretty large tent, big enough to sleep six people and you could stand up in it. Up to this time my uncle got to sleep by the tent door each night, my being not that much younger than him thought that was not fair, so I complained until I was afforded that prized spot our first night at crater lake. We had taken out dog with us on this trip, cookie was tied to one of the front tent stakes at night, I guess so she would not wander off. Well the time came to go to bed and I moved into that prized spot in front of the tent door, I even unzipped it a little so I could pet cookie and have the fresh air, I slept great until about daylight when cookie started barking, (she never barked) and tried to come into the tent, I being the one in charge of the tent door, opened it up and looked out to see what was going on, meanwhile cookie was going crazy and in my face trying to get in the tent, to my surprise I spotted the cause of all the trouble, a black bear, at the time it was the biggest bear I had every seen, actually the only I had ever seen out of the local zoo. He looked like he was going to come into the tent, being he was only about 5 feet from the tent door that I was supposed to be guarding and coming toward me. Me, sleeping bag and the dog made a leap to the back of the tent and landed on my parents, we hid in the corner while everyone else scared the bear away. By the way I eagerly gave up that prized spot in front of the door for the rest of the trip.
Now you would think that all the time I have spent in the woods I would have had more experience with bears, not. Yesterday about 8:30 pm, just getting dark, I was doing some business on the computer, in front of the television. You have to picture this, we live the side of the mountain, out the front windows you see from the middle to the tops of trees, out the back windows you see the ground and the base of the trees, because the mountain goes up in the back and down in the front. Well I am facing the back, I see movement, thought it was deer, they come around in the evening. All the sudden I realized that this is no deer, this was a very large, and I mean large brown bear, with the Arcadia door wide open and this bear about 25 feet from the door and coming toward it guess what I did? Well I didn't run and hide like last time. My first thought was my wife is never going to believe this I need a picture, yup a picture. I crossed in front of the open door went to the den and found the camera, turned it on so all I had was to take the picture. By this time he noticed me stood up growled a little, still moving toward the door. Then he fell down on all four feet as I snapped the picture. The flash on the camera frightened him off and as he is starting to go away I even tried to take another picture, didn't really come out that good because it was too dark, but here it is anyway. The picture was good enough to show my wife though. Oh yeah I closed the door also. Oh how we grow over the years, at first we run then as we get older I guess we think we need proof. Who knows, as I set here this morning working the door is closed and my eyes open.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


On March of this year I left my job to do something new at home, yesterday I got the confirmation that I will never have to go back to the corporate world again, but that is a story for another day. I said that to set up my problem today. When I had to go to work everyday like so many of you I was gone about twelve hours a day. I would watch a little news before I left, then when I got home I would watch a little television before going to bed and I guessed I missed something that has been happening. Now that I work from home I am seeing a lot more television and to be exact a lot more commercials. I have noticed a central theme running through almost every one. Here is where some of you may get offended, but hear me out. While watching a pizza commercial I noticed that the male figure was portrayed as being messy, dumb and a liar while the female figure was portrayed as being very wise and barely tolerant of the male figure. As I watched one on gardening and lawn care, again the male figure was seen as not smart enough not to kill the lawn, while the female figure was so wise that she knew everything and he was a buffoon. The same with a cell phone commercial, the male was portrayed as being incompetent and a looser while the female figure was seen as all knowing and wiser than any male. I see a distinct pattern here. Is this discrimination? I don't think I know any man that is as stupid as I have seen portrayed on almost every commercial I have seen in the last two months, then I don't think I have known any woman that is as wise as portrayed either. What is up with this??

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Well I am watching the President talk about Mexicos President and something came to my mind. This country was built on immigration, the first immigrants landed on Plymouth Rock many years ago and have kept coming. Unless you are a Native American your ancestors and mine were immigrants. Immigrants have built great country. Here is where you may get upset with me. The difference is those immigrants all contributed to the building UP of this country, that is not what is happening now. In 2009 illigal immigration cost Arizona 2.7 billion, yes that is billion dollars, we all know that there was probably more spent or lost that was not counted. See the difference? the first immigrants went through the proper channels to become legal citizens to build  this country. We lived in Arizona for thirteen years, we have seen the effects of illigal immigration. I don't have a problem with them, some have become good lifelong friends, just do it the right way and become citizens and contributing members of this great country.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


My wife and I live up in the mountains of Colorado where there are an abundance of squirrels. Last fall as the snow began to fall I saw this little fellow going under the back deck and heading to his home under a tree with something in his mouth, I thought it was cones he had stored for the winter. I thought how clever this guy was to have stored up his winter food. As the snow got deeper, (we got over 14 feet by the end of the winter), I decided to check under the house to see if the pipes were wraped. To my suprise I discovered that my friend the squirrel had pulled out a fairly large amount of insulation. Putting on my gloves, face mask and safety glasses I replaced the missing insulation, found where he was getting in and covered his hole so he could not do that any more, (yeah right). As the winter progressed and got much colder, one day I saw my friend back to carrying something  to his home under the tree. This time I recognized it to be my yellow insulation. So as spring has finally arived I made the trek back under the house, more like a wiggle and a crawl, I discovered that my friend has removed more insulation. Again I put on my gloves, face mask and safety glasses and replaced the missing insulation. My question is why even with all the protection do I itch from the insulation for days no matter how many showers I take and my friend the squrrel can carry it in his mouth, make a bed of it and sleep on it for the winter and it seems not to bother him.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Our Goverment or Not

Since when did we become dependent on the goverment and when did they quit being dependent on us?
The goverment used to be on our side, now it seems that we are enemies of that same institution that so used to work for us and on our behalf.