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Archive for July, 2018

Back Window Semiotics: the continuing saga

Summer                                                                              Monsoon Moon Followed this Mercedes sedan into Evergreen yesterday. American flag fluttering from a small plastic pole in the passenger side window. A Marine Corps decal on the lower left. Believe in America faded and scraped in the center. The lower right medallion reads: Friend of Coal. The upper left sign is: Stay Calm […]

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The Very Model

Summer                                                                 Monsoon Moon found by friend Bill Schmidt:

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Oh, my aching back

Summer                                                                     Monsoon Moon X-ray of lower back. Might be that my back pain is arthritis in my sacroiliac joints. Well, that part of my body, like the rest of it, isn’t getting any younger. After thinking about my life, I realized I spent 20 years gardening intensively. That was considerable time bent over, weeding, planting, […]

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Moral Minyan

Summer                                                                             Monsoon Moon Suggested to the woman who organized the immigration talk that perhaps the Beth Evergreen Social Action committee should be doing this kind of work. She passed my e-mail on to the Rabbi and to the chair of the Social Action committee. Lengthy response from the Social Chair chair amounts to, we do […]

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A Mountain Summer

Summer                                                                         Monsoon Moon Coming back up 285 from visiting Dr. Gidday yesterday there was one of those temporary l.e.d. signs with orange cones around it. It read: High Bear Activity. Secure trash and lock cars. It was just after the big overhead l.e.d. sign saying fire ban in Jefferson County. Its usual message is: Watch […]

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Concentration Camps, in the U.S., Right Now

Summer                                                                      Monsoon Moon Sad. Mad. Incredulous. Shocked. Mystified. Hurt. The Florence Project. Kate and I went to Beth Evergreen last night to hear Valentina Montoya*. She’s a mental health attorney for the project, which means that her clients are not only caught in the detention trap, but have serious mental illness as well. Reading about […]

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Losing Daylight

Summer                                                                Monsoon Moon The big Dodge Ram sits in our garage, so it won’t get hit with hail in case we have a thunderstorm. Nothing says I don’t give a damn like returning a pock marked car to the rental folks. Supposed to go back today. Kate had a couple of days clear of nausea, […]

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Rant.

Summer                                                               Monsoon Moon In case you’ve been wondering I’m still outraged. On a daily basis, actually more frequently than that. Trump loves Putin and Kim Jong Un. Sees himself in their strongman politics, no doubt. Both of them are better at their style of governance than Trump is at his. He puts tariffs on our […]

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Eudaimoniac

Summer                                                                   Monsoon Moon A good soaking rain yesterday, extending into the night. And cool sleeping. Two huge benefits, mitigates fire danger and improves sleep. Go, rain. Kate has had two days without nausea. Well, up till that late evening coffee cake. She seems to have found at least one palliative measure, stop eating before she […]

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