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Archive for August, 2019

Slow. But steady.

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest As my energy returns, I can feel how much the radiation and the trips to Lone Tree wore me down. A lot. Cancer treatment is often like that. It beats up on the cancer, yes, but it also beats up on the rest of you. The hope […]

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Friends

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest Got a card yesterday from the Black Forest, Das Schwarzwald. A get well card purchased at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts by my buddies in the Woolly Mammoths. They had gone together to see a show of Native American women artists, one of the more powerful exhibits […]

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An Old Friend

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest Orion has returned. He’s visible just above the south-eastern horizon around 5 am. A friend since my time as a security guard for a cookware factory. On the midnight shift I worked alone and during the fall and winter months we became acquainted. He signals the season […]

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My Sweetheart

Lughnasa and the Moon of the Full Harvest Zipping past the three-quarter century marker in style.

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Slipping Away

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest A not so good day yesterday. Not sure why, felt achy, tired. Might be expecting a full recovery from the radiation a bit too soon. Pushing myself to recalibrate, rejigger my/our life. Too soon, too. I need to lean into the Lupron, the radiation as cancer treatments, […]

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75

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest Kate’s 75th today. Three quarters of a century. We went to a movie last night, The Kitchen. Irish mob ladies take over Hell’s Kitchen. Not gonna be up for an Oscar. Entertaining though. Going out together. Been a rare thing over the last 11 months. This was […]

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Still stuff to do

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest My no glow first week is over. I feel better, gut behaving like old times. More energy. I’ve put together a list, checked one off. This list will take me well into the fall. It includes more fire mitigation based on Ben Yellin’s report back to us. […]

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See

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest At 5:20 am this morning the full moon of the First Harvest illuminated Black Mountain from just above its peak. (I was a bit premature on Tuesday, only 92% full.) A few faint stars were visible, but its soft brilliance dominated the bluing sky. The moon and […]

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Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest 6 days now with no glow. I’m a no glow zone. Gut seems to have settled down. Mornings are good, energy better. As Joseph said on the way home from Merton and Rebecca’s 50th anniversary party, “I can feel my powers returning.” Hot flashes have begun to […]

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Lunar Awe

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest The full Moon of the First Harvest floated above the mountain tops as Kate and I drove home last night from Beth Evergreen. I love these night drives through the Arapaho National Forest, wild animals sleeping, hunting, drinking from the mountain streams, a full moon casting its […]

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