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Archive for May, 2019

Death and its meanings

Beltane and the Cancer Moon Under the Cancer Moon I’ve wrestled with the news of cancer returning. Death and its meanings. At the Journal workshop I wrote in one exercise, death has found me. I still feel that way, that this is a mortality signal with little ambiguity. Even so, I’m feeling upbeat, happy right […]

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Out of Elementary

Beltane and the Cancer Moon Last night was Gabe’s continuation. The Denver school system marks the transition from elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school with a continuation ceremony. Continuation is Latinate, ugly, and denies a sense of completion, of finishing. Why not graduation? Or, finished. Or, done and dusted. Or, thank […]

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Peaceful

Beltane—————————————————————Cancer Moon Peaceful this a.m. The imaging work is done. At least for now. Three days now with no medical interventions or doctor appointments. And sunny blue skies. On Monday at we leave Shadow Mountain around 5:30 am to get Kate over to Littleton Adventist for her j-tube placement. She’ll be there over night. Since […]

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Butterflies and Clouds

Beltane…………………………………………………………………………..Cancer Moon Looking up at the paneled ceiling tiles from the ct scan table was a tile made of plastic and full of butterflies. Leftside. On the right, another plastic ceiling tile of clouds. Between them the circular ct machine through which I was fed on a moving slide. I’d drunk a bottle of orangia […]

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Imagining Imaging.

Beltane…………………………………………………………..Cancer Moon Some heaviness in my walk. Taking out the trash for its delayed pickup. Memorial Day. Getting the Denver Post in its orange plastic wrapper. Putting it at Kate’s place. The sun rise has begun to melt the frosty crown on Black Mountain. All conditions are impermanent, disappearing in the sun, blowing away in […]

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Ikigai

Beltane Cancer Moon It’s been this kind of May. And it looks as if June will be cooler and wet, too, according to Weather5280. Good news for us, not so much for those lower down when the huge snowpack starts to melt. Got further along on print Ancientrails. Am now in late 2017, quite a […]

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The Right Thing for Us

Beltane Cancer Moon Things I think about while falling asleep. Life. A stream rushing down the mountain of time, a branch into a tributary, tributary to river, river to the gulf of eternity, a small part of the sea of infinity. Project print ancientrails update. Got into May of 2015. Then, printer spooling error. Spent […]

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2,000,000 Words

Beltane Cancer Moon A long quest for me has ended. I’ve been searching for a way to print out Ancientrails for a couple of years. Not an insignificant undertaking at well over 2,000,000 words. Found a plug-in for WordPress, the software I use (thanks, Bill) called Print My Blog. Prior to Print My Blog the […]

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The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

Beltane                                                                                        Cancer Moon Today is the Indy 500. The 103rd. A long time. I’ve written here before about this race. Growing up in Indiana there are two sporting events that create a life-long spot in the heart, the Indy 500 and basketball, especially high school basketball. At the beginning of May the Indianapolis Star would […]

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Resting

Beltane Cancer Moon Both Kate and I have a weariness this Memorial Day weekend, one occasioned by the intensity of the last week. Kate got a schedule for her feeding-tube placement which ended three months or more of maneuvering within the practices of Lisa Gidday, Westermann, Gupta, and Smith. I spent Wednesday pleading with various […]

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