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Archive for May, 2018

On Time

Beltane                                                                      Sumi-e Moon “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon […]

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A Revelation. Say what?

Beltane                                                                                       Sumi-e Moon Been thinking about revelation. In a way I’m not sure is new, but I don’t recall seeing it anywhere. So, we have all these sacred scriptures. What makes them sacred? The claim is their autographic nature, written in some mysterious way by the hand of a god or gods. I’m going to […]

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How I Got Here

Beltane                                                                           Sumi-e Moon (for Tara) Rev. John Ackerman, my spiritual advisor in the mid-1980s, now dead, said to me during a session with him, “Charlie, I think you’re a druid.” This was while I was still an Associate Executive for the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, responsible for urban mission and congregational development. That […]

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Mountains

Beltane                                                                                     Sumi-e Moon Lava fountains, Big Island, Leilani Estates

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Engines and Basketballs. Indiana.

Beltane                                                                                  Sumi-e Moon The 102nd running of the Indy 500 is over. Will Power won; Danica crashed. Big traffic jams and lots of beer. Noise. Green flags, yellow flags, and one checkered flag. I went once, long ago, maybe 1958. The mighty Novi V-8 was in the race and from our seat near the fourth […]

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Hell Comes For a Visit

Beltane                                                                                    Sumi-e Moon

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Sad. Conflicted.

Beltane                                                                               Sumi-e Moon Memorial day. Means honoring war dead and veterans. Means the 500 mile race in Indy. Means parades.  Means heat and sticky asphalt depressing under the weight of tanks and half-tracks in small towns. In my immediate family. Mom and Dad both veterans of WWII. Mom overseas in Algiers and Italy. The Casbah, […]

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Beezzy

Beltane                                                                            Sumi-e Moon Snowtires off and away. Oil changed. A/C an issue that took all day yesterday with no joy on finding a leak. Frustrating. Rear brakes had to be replaced, too. That’s fine. Tires and brakes in good operating order are a must for mountain driving. The A/C is also a must with my […]

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Life in the Big Mountains

Beltane                                                                                     Sumi-e Moon Yesterday at 8 am Kate went to P.T. and I went to On the Move Fitness. They’re next door to each other. While Kate continued rehabbing her shoulder, I went through my new workout for the second time. The previous session had ouched my lower back some, so Deb modified some of […]

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from Delancey Place

Beltane                                                                                    Sumi-e Moon Today’s selection — from What It’s Like to Be a Dog by Gregory Berns. Experimentation with dogs suggests that they understand human words as verbs (action items), but not as nouns (abstract symbols):   “How do animals treat names? If an animal doesn’t have the faculty to understand that words are symbols, it […]

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