Thursday, January 3, 2019

Desert Trail Column - January 3, 2019

Our local non-profit Friends of Wonder Valley needs donations. No amount is too small and donations are tax deductible. To donate, go to or mail to Friends of Wonder Valley, PO Box 1704, Twentynine Palms CA 92277. Call Teresa Sitz at 760-367-9880.
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, will host an artists’ reception on Saturday, January 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. This show runs through January 27 with featured artists David Greene and Edie Fake. Come to meet the artists, enjoy free refreshments, and listen to The Luminators. Call Laurel Seidl at 760-367-3807.
Mark your calendar for the Wonder Valley Community Meeting on Saturday, January 12. Retired police officer Steve Reyes is scheduled to speak on ways to secure your property.

Since the birthstone for January is the garnet and the flower is the carnation, we send out Rainbows-of-Garnets-and-Carnations to Kip Fjeld who celebrates his special day this week. Happy birthday, Kip!
Karen’s Commentary:  Giving my space to Dar today.

Darlene’s Commentary: Bob Dylan was right – the times they ARE a-changing! We have a new year ahead with great possibilities for new ideas. A couple of centuries ago the only way to get around was by foot, horseback, wagon or boat. Think about another song – “In 1814 we took a little trip, along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip. We took a little bacon and we took a little beans and wevfought the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.” Just think about what we have discovered, learned, built, engineered, solved, tamed, saved, recovered and researched since then, especially in medicine. What amazing advancement! I try to keep on the sunny side, even if Karen does call me Pollyanna, and I wish for happiness, wellness, kindness, love and peace for everyone on our planet and beyond.
Each Sunday morning, Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road near Highway 62, has an adult Prayer/Bible Study at 9, Morning Worship Service at 10:30 and Children’s Church for 8 years and younger at 11:30. In addition, every third Sunday has a Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebration. Contact Pastor Max Rossi at or 831-234-6848.
Handy Hint: Cut a stack of lettuce leaves with a pizza cutter to get shreds for salads, tacos and sandwiches.
Today’s Thought: Bonus Day – three thoughts for the price of one! 1. In a typical three-hour National Football League broadcast, the ball is actually in play for roughly 11 minutes. 2. Salsa has surpassed ketchup as the top-selling condiment in America. 3. $77,000 in assets puts you in the world’s wealthiest 10 percent.

Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.