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Archive for December, 2017

Celebrating the Obverse

Winter                                                              Moon of the Long Nights The solstices mark swings to and from extremes, from the longest day to the longest night, there, and as with Bilbo, back again. Darkness and light are never steady in their presence. The earth always shifts in relation to the sun, gradually lengthening the days, then the nights. Most […]

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Georgia on their mind

Winter                                                                Moon of the Long Nights

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Cold

Winter                                                                 Moon of the Long Nights Meanwhile, back in Minnesota: “We just heard on the news that it is colder in Minneapolis tonight than the Amundsen-Scott weather station in the South Pole. We are -4°; the South Pole is a balmy -1°. Sheesh.” Joann Bizek Platt, Facebook

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It lives!

Winter                                                                 Moon of the Long Nights Ah. In my world mechanical victories, no matter how small, are worthy of celebration. After a snowfall on Wednesday and Thursday, I decided to crank up the snowblower. It had not been started since the end of winter in 2016. My knee surgery coincided with the first few storms […]

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On the Path

Winter                                                                Moon of the Long Nights Winter break continues. The identity crisis has passed as I knew it would. The crisis focused on my passive choices, taking the path of least resistance after college and I did do that, giving up my intentionality about career to a socialization experience with clergy-focused fellow students. But. Within […]

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep

Winter                                                           Moon of the Long Nights “Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.”  William Ernest Henley, Invictus The Winter Solstice. Today and tonight. 23.4 degrees of tilt. Explanation for the tilt is not settled science though at […]

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What Was I Thinking?

Samain (last day for this year)                   Long Nights Moon I’m having a crisis of sorts, it will pass and life will return to normal, probably later today, but right now I’m having an identity crisis. Remember those? Here’s a Psychology Today article about identity. As I took the short quiz at the bottom, I had […]

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The Solstice Is Coming

Samain                                                                Long Nights Moon When Hanukkah ends tonight, it will only be two days to the Winter Solstice. I long ago kicked transcendence out of my religious toolkit, believing it encourages authoritarianism, the patriarchy, and body negativity. How, you might ask? If we find our source of authority outside of ourselves, either up in heaven […]

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Winter Nights

Samain                                                   Bare Aspen Moon Friend Tom Crane found this image. The delights of winter nights.

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Techno Fears

Samain                                                                Bare Aspen Moon Got a TV for the kid’s room. A Hanukkah present. Maybe not the most mind nourishing gift, but one they’ll really like. I spent a couple of hours setting it up yesterday, which seems like a lot until you factor in the passwords and fiddling with other settings. Televisions, computer screens, […]

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