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Archive for June, 2019

All is Well

Summer (at 33 degrees and a prediction of snow?) and the Recovery Moon “There is fruit in the forest, there is rice in the field, there are fish in the river. All is well.” King Ramkamhaeng, of Thailand. Brother Mark sent this quote from a 13th century king of Thailand. When we discussed simplicity at […]

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The Mountains Are Calling

Summer and the Recovery Moon Not sure exactly what’s going on here. They mention Shugendo. It’s a fourteen hundred year old tradition that has esoteric Buddhism, Taoism, and Shinto roots. They refer to themselves as Yamabushi, those who prostrate themselves on the mountain. It seems like they’re dedicated to reducing the distance between humans and […]

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Second Day of Summer

Summer and the Recovery Moon 36 degrees on Shadow Mountain. With wintry mix.

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And on the 5th day

Summer Solstice and the Recovery Moon Day 5 in the rearview. Started radiation the day after Father’s Day, completed 1/7th of it on the Summer Solstice. Will end on August 6th, the anniversary of Hiroshima and Raeone’s birthday. The elk showed up to get me started on the path. Wonder what will happen over the […]

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Green

Summer Solstice and the Recovery Moon Black Mountain has a wispy cloud draping over its peak, moving slowly toward the northwest. The greens this summer, with so much water, are intense, Hawaiian. The lodgepoles are a deep dark green, the aspen groves a yellow green spotlighted by the sun. The grasses are lush, the dandelions […]

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The religion that is written and elaborated is not religion.

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice. The day of the sun’s maximum presence for the year. On the solstices the day/night balance shifts. On the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year (though if you check the time tables the difference between June 21st and July 21st is only 13 […]

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Cyber Knifed: Treatment #1

Beltane and the Recovery Moon They offered me this youtube video and I said, sure, I’ll post it on my blog. Time-lapse of one whole treatment. 1/35th. A fraction. From my vantage point on the table the Cyber Knife has a mildly menacing quality.

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The Mountains Called Me

Beltane and the Recovery Moon After I wrote about the one-antlered elk, another buck jumped our fence. He had two antlers, both velveted, as you can see. These two large animals are the Rocky Mountain subspecies of Cervus elaphus, one of six in the U.S., and the subspecies with the largest racks. In the 700 […]

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Day 2

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Left early for Lone Tree, around 8 am. Had to find my Lupron. Met Shelley, the four-month transplant from Georgia. She’s a nurse practitioner who came here from a 45-doctor group. I’ll be your prostate cancer guru. We talked. Nobody likes these side effects, Shelley said. She especially underlined hot […]

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Skynet Level Weird

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Yesterday amazed me. In many different ways. Because of my midday treatment schedule, I had to get my workout in early. Often, if I felt a need to do that, I’d shrug when it came time. Do it tomorrow, I’d think. Sometimes I’d do it then. More often, I’d let […]

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