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Archive for June, 2019

Recovery

Summer and the Recovery Moon Kate’s recovery sped up during the Recovery Moon. Yesterday she went with me to the grocery store to pick up a few items. First time in a year or so. She’s doing all the clean up after I cook, a big assist. She’s laughing, smiling, joking. She folds the laundry, […]

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Inner Wilderness

Summer and the Recovery Moon Speculating further after my post on Wild, Wildness, Wilderness. Wilderness is a place where humans rarely go, a place where the ebb and flow of life depends on plants and animals, not the artifice of roads and streets, buildings and houses, stores and parking lots. (I’m bracketing the climate change […]

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A Yellow Tinged Orgy

Summer and the Recovery Moon The wind blew up last night as the sun set. With it came the yellow cloud, lodgepole pine pollen. The yellowness, which looked like smoke, refracted the deep reds of the evening sky. Coulda been fire. The fine yellow powder settles on everything. We’ve been lucky so far because the […]

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Wild. Wildness. Wilderness.

Summer and the Recovery Moon Jimmy Johnson. Woolly, artist, designer, wayfinder, South Dakotan. He emphasizes an old men’s movement idea, the wild man. Find your inner wildness. Keep it alive. Present. That way our vitality remains. OK. But. Cancer. Is wild. Exhibits a form of wildness that has no care for its environment. Only about […]

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Kudos to Mary

Summer and the Recovery Moon Kate’s recovery continues to go well. She drove the half hour to PetSmart and picked up Kep yesterday. I took him in on my way to the Cyber Knife. She’ll also drive Mary to the Federal Center RTD stop. Mary tried to find a shuttle or taxi and experienced the […]

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Dream Fragment

Summer and the Recovery Moon The glacier is gone. I looked out the window and where, yesterday, there had been a small glacier, the hillside was clear. My heart sank. Later, I would tell friends it was gone. And cry. The depth of my grief about it startled me.

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Family Week on Shadow Mountain

Summer and the Recovery Moon It’s family week on Shadow Mountain. Mary is here, arriving Tuesday night from Minneapolis, heading out tomorrow for Minneapolis to see her friend Debbie in Eau Claire. After a brief stop in Indiana, she heads back to London, on to Cornwall, Devon, for a memorial service. Greece for a conference. […]

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Wisest of Owls

Summer and the Recovery Moon The weather here has veered back toward seasonal norms and will continue warm to hot. Hard to say when the next snowfall might be. Gabe found the antler. A very excited 11 year old. He went for a walk with Ruth and found another bone. A knife blade, too. He’s […]

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The Water Flow Way

Summer and the Recovery Moon Week two began with the Grateful Dead. Sugar Magnolia, then Fire on the Mountain. Today, the Doors. Gonna ask Nicky today what’s most requested. My bet is country. Finding my rhythm with the bladder. Came in around 280 ml yesterday. Goal is 100, but anything above 100 is ok. Cool, […]

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Back to the Inner Glow

Summer and the Recovery Moon And, summer. A warm week ahead. Of course. Mountain weather. Great sleeping. My first weekend respite from the radiation is over. It’s off to Lone Tree and Anova around 11:10 or so. Have to get gas. Burn through a lot of the fossil fuel with an hour commute. But, it […]

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