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Archive for June, 2018

Will Wonders Never Cease?

Summer                                                                   Woolly Mammoth Moon Happy to report that the two friends with critical life moments had good news, one through medical surveillance and one through a lifetime of work brought into clear focus. May the congregation say, Amen. Or, blessed be. Under the Woolly Mammoth Moon two natural wonders continue apace. The 416 fire, though […]

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Sweet. So, so sweet.

Summer                                                                  Woolly Mammoth Moon Oh. Sometimes the sweetness of life becomes palpable. More and more of late. Not drowned out by the drumbeat of illness, family struggle, heat it underscores that life, our lives, are moveable feasts. The meaning of life itself lies in this realization, not in achievement or wealth or knowledge or belongings. […]

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Fire Weather

Summer                                                                            Woolly Mammoth Moon It’s late June and we have a spate of hot, dry, sometimes windy weather ahead of us. In spite of the rains over the last week or so, the fire danger has remained high and this forecast has put us into a stage 2 fireban. The underlying rule in a stage […]

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Sharpening Doubt

Summer                                                                         Woolly Mammoth Moon “Tis a Fearful Thing ‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to be, And oh, to lose. A thing for fools, this, And a holy thing, a holy thing to love. For your life has lived […]

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Friends and Family Far Flung

Summer                                                                            Woolly Mammoth Moon Mark Odegard has worked his magic on the pages of notebooks again, his distinctive marks creating memories of our Durango, Mesa Verde trip. Paul’s been hanging in splendid isolation from the digital and media world at their family compound in Robbintson, Maine. As a result, he claims he can almost life […]

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The Emersonian Turn

Summer                                                                     Woolly Mammoth Moon Well, it’s incremental. Down from 14:59 to 14:58 today but the needle has begun to move. By the end of the month daylight will have decreased to 14:56, but, by the end of July, to 14:16. August 13:05. September 11:49. December 21 9:21. That’s for Colorado, of course. Other locations will […]

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Dead Tree Down

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Sundays are strange

Summer                                                                          Woolly Mammoth Moon After talking with Ruth yesterday I created an instagram account. Surprised to see that several people I know already have one. Probably spells doom for the tweener and teenager use of it. They understandably like platforms without their parents or other adults who know them. I asked Ruth whether she got […]

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100 no’s, 5 days, and life grounds

Summer                                                                       Woolly Mammoth Moon After the Durango trip, during which I read three articles I’d saved for down time, I made two decisions. First, I would shoot for 100 rejections in 2018. I just submitted Missing to Parvus Press and School Spirit to The Metz Review. Since I’m starting with the year almost half done, […]

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