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Archive for June, 2019

Look Who Came to our House

Beltane and the Recovery Moon When I first came to Shadow Mountain, on Samhain of 2014, I went out back to look around. In the backyard were 3 mule deer bucks. We looked at each other for a long time, seeing each other. We didn’t get too close, but we didn’t move away either. It […]

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Inner Glow

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Oh, gosh. Today. Driving Kate to Lisa’s office for her annual physical, then heading on to Lone Tree, another 20 minutes. Dressed in blue sweats and my radiation hazard t-shirt from Los Alamos. This first day I’m going to choose The Band for my Pandora station. Tomorrow baroque. I had […]

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Our Father…

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Father’s Day. A Hallmark holiday. Yes. A secondary holiday to Mother’s Day. For most, yes. Yet still powerful. Powerful enough to generate happy moments. Guilty moments. Moments of regret. Not an easy day for me relative to my Dad. With Jon and Joseph, it’s wonderful. And when I extend the […]

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Resilience

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Kate’s stamina has improved so much. Thursday. Mussar in the afternoon and a board meeting in the evening. Last night we went to the Gospel Shabbat. The Beth Evergreen singers, supplemented by members of the Evergreen Chorale, were led by Val, a committed choir director with a lot of energy, […]

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Around Here

Beltane and the Recovery Moon

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Some modest change

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Each day now I’m privileging exercise over other activities. I usually get in at least two, aiming for three resistance sessions a week. Three now for sure. On the other days I do cardio, planning to start back on my interval training tomorrow. I want to get out and hike, […]

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Bagel Table

Beltane and the Recovery Moon As Kate feels better, we’re gradually getting back to CBE. We both went to mussar yesterday afternoon and Kate went to her board meeting last night. We also agreed to lead the discussion for a bagel table. A bagel table is a Saturday morning discussion held in lieu of a […]

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Maya

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Made a decision about the commute for radiation. Gonna go home through Deer Creek Canyon. Use the Canyon for its consolation. I did that today after picking up another O2 concentrator for Kate. The sky was blue with cumulus clouds rising high above the mountains. Deer Creek ran fast down […]

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Atomic Love

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Next week Monday is my first radiation treatment. On Tuesday the first Lupron injection. The radiation continues every weekday until August 6th, which is both the Hiroshima anniversary and Raeone’s birthday. (Raeone is my ex) Not sure what to make of that. Also, Sunday is Father’s Day. I told Kate […]

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New (to us)

Beltane and the Recovery Moon Air conditioning is important in our house. Kate and I both prefer cool weather to warm, cold weather a lot more than hot weather. Explains our maybe incomprehensible to some commitment to living on top of Shadow Mountain. 8,800 provides natural air conditioning. When the a/c in the 2011 Rav4 […]

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