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Archive for November, 2018

A Pivotal Week. Potentially.

Samain                                                             Thanksgiving Moon This may turn out to be a pivotal week for our family. Jon’s coping well with the aftermath of his court hearing. And, ta dah, we have likely uncovered the reason for Kate’s problems with eating and weight loss. Stenosis of the superior mesenteric artery. Obviously not something you want, but now, […]

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Kate’s Inner World

Samain                                                                     Thanksgiving Moon Up and on the road around 5:30 am. Out to Park Adventist Hospital in Littleton for two more imaging studies. The first one, an ultrasound, looked for narrowing of arteries feeding blood to the bowels. If they are narrowed, food passing through the intestines can put pressure on them and cause nausea […]

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I like this guy

Samain                                                               Thanksgiving Moon Happy to have some good news to report about Jon. Went to his court date yesterday. His inner attitude seems to be shifting away from anger about the divorce (understandable, but not helpful) toward getting on with his life, accepting the constraints of the restraining order (unreasonable, but legally enforceable, as he […]

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Domesticity

Samain                                                              Thanksgiving Moon Warmer, 31, and cloudy. The waning Thanksgiving Moon lit my morning walk to the loft through a veil of patchy cumulus. The neighbor in the rental put up an inflatable turkey with a pilgrim hat a week or so ago. Now there’s a Northpole sign on their mailbox, a Santa Claus and […]

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Jewish Identity

Samain                                                                     Thanksgiving Moon Friend Bill Schmidt sent me this link.  Jewish Identity in America: Assembly Required. He asked if Adam Platt’s thoughts rang true in CBE. Here’s my response: Interesting. First, on Dec. 6th I will join all teachers in the religious school, board members, and staff for an emergency response training evening. Stimulated, as […]

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Blow Hards

Samain                                                                           Thanksgiving Moon Winds. Over 40 mph. Some gusts up to 50. Blew open our front door yesterday. Gertie got out. We’ve had loose dogs only a couple of times in the last four years. This was the first time up here without one of us seeing it. After a few frantic minutes Kate saw […]

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The Day After

Samain                                                                     Thanksgiving Moon Black Friday. Should be a dark observance like so-called Good Friday. But, no. It’s a flood the needy capitalists with your money by pretending to save money on deals that still allow them make even more  money sorta day. I mean, geez, I guess it is a dark observance after all. Yeah. […]

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Not Your Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving. But, a good one anyhow.

Samain                                                                                  (full) Thanksgiving Moon (N.B. I love vintage images on the web. I’m including here some of the weird ones I found while checking out Thanksgiving.) We put out our best aluminum tins from Tony’s. Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, sage stuffing, green beans almondine. I plunged the plastic bag of turkey gravy in boiling water. […]

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Great Wheel = Zodiac?

Samain                                                                      Thanksgiving Moon Over to Tony’s Market to pick up Thanksgiving dinner. What an operation. Not far inside stood a young woman behind a standup table. She had a list and a yellow marker. It was a long list, many pages. I gave her my name, “Yes, I have you right here.” She handed me […]

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Thanksgiving

Samain                                                                          Thanksgiving Moon The waxing Thanksgiving Moon has been on daytime display. It stood directly east of us yesterday, splitting the lanes of Highway 6 going into Denver. In the clear blue, baby blue sky it looked like one of those establishing shots in a movie where there are two moons visible in the day […]

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