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Archive for October, 2018

The End of Summer

Samain                                                                      Healing Moon Samain. The end of summer. The end of fall. The end of the growing season. The time of quiet and darkness and cold. Ushered in here on Shadow Mountain with 6 or 7 inches of wet snow. Welcome. Winter has come. The veil thins. The always resonant link between the living and […]

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I Know

Fall (last day)                                                                 Healing Moon The weather gods have chosen an apt offering for the last day of fall, 8 inches of snow. In true Colorado fashion it will probably be here tonight and tomorrow, gone by Thursday if not late Wednesday. Looking forward to it. A difference between Colorado and Minnesota exists in forecasting […]

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When the moon is in the seventh house…

Fall                                                                                 Healing Moon Astrology. Judaism has its weird side. Kabbalah, in particular. Turns out the kabbalist’s support astrology and if you follow the story of creation from a kabbalistic perspective, you can see why they might. At the shattering, the sharding of the divine light, ohr, pieces of divinity divided into minute pieces, atoms you […]

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The Lord of Misrule and our Feast of Fools*

Fall                                                                                 Healing Moon I remember MLK: “You can’t legislate feelings, but you can legislate behavior.” It was an admission that changing people’s hearts is work outside the realm of government, but within the public sphere, government’s appropriate responsibility, we can decide what behaviors we will tolerate and which we will not. In place of humane […]

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Blue

Fall                                                                                Healing Moon Kate and I got coffee, sat down at our beetle-kill pine dining table, cracked open the mailers from the state of Colorado, and voted. Not a complicated ballot in terms of candidates, though the retention questions for judges left us both scratching our heads. Guess which way we voted? Blue wave, blue […]

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Now

Fall                                                                       Healing Moon Full healing moon over Black Mountain this morning. Cool, but not cold temps. 34 right now. Hazy, milky sky. Water in our pipes. Food in the refrigerator. Kate at home. SeoAh helping. Shadow Mountain life rolls on. Yesterday is over. Once the Living Water truck got here and started pulling pipe, I […]

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Live pump going in the ground

Fall                                                                    Healing Moon A few photos of the new pump emplacement and one video:

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Dead pump lying in the ground

Fall                                                                        Healing Moon Well pump dead a couple of hundred feet under the surface. It will cost about the same as I’m projecting Kate’s hospital co-payments. Oh, joy. Right now I’m feeling beat down, labile. I know this is just today’s trouble. And, I know that I’ve solved it. Living Water will have the pump […]

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One g*&$%!m thing after another

Fall                                                                                  Healing Moon Sometimes. Piling on. You’ve heard of it, right? Jumping on the quarterback or wide receiver or tail back with more big bodies after they’re already down, stopped. Well, SeoAh telling me last night that there was a water problem. Piling on. For a reason I do not understand we have no water. […]

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And so…

Fall                                                                               Healing Moon Been pondering success after my Percival/Grail post for the Woolly Mammoth retreat. This paragraph in particular: In terms of publishing my work I’ve failed. Big time. Consistently. A big lump of zero. At first I submitted my work, but I allowed rejections to stoke my fear, rather than my persistence. (which is, […]

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