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Archive for September, 2019

Tough Weekend

Fall and the Rosh Hashanah Moon Kate’s had a tough weekend. Short of breath, feeling tired. We didn’t make it to Rosh Hashanah services last night. A year and two days after her bleed. She’s made great progress on weight, nausea, even her Sjogren’s is less problematic. Her stamina, up till this weekend, had increased […]

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Youthful Follies

Fall and the Rosh Hashanah Moon Today is erev Rosh Hashanah, the evening of the Jewish New Year. Jewish days start at sunset. L’shana tova which you may hear, or say, comes from this longer phrase: l’shana tova tikateyvu, “May you be written [in the Book of Life] for a good year.” Today is also […]

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One Year Ago

Fall and the new (Rosh Hashanah) Moon And so. One year. A year ago today I took Kate into the Swedish Emergency Room. It was early in the morning. In my post that day I said she’d be in the hospital at least one night. Four weeks later she came home after two weeks in […]

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This Week

Fall and the waning crescent Harvest Moon

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Impeach and Remove

Fall and the waning sickle of the Harvest Moon Today is the equilux. Equal day and night. If you look at the equinox post a few days back, you’ll find an explanation. The equinox occurs when the sun passes over the earth’s equator. But the equal part of equinox doesn’t occur until 2 to 3 […]

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You know your body

Fall and the beautiful crescent of the Harvest Moon And another diagnosis. Geez. I have what can be called either COPD or asthma. I prefer asthma but if it hacks like COPD and interferes with breathing like COPD, then it’s also that. Short story: smoking related. Errors of my youth coming back to grab me […]

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Sound like Dad

Fall and the Harvest Moon The dark sky. Orion high in the south over Black Mountain. The waning crescent of the Harvest moon to his left. Other stars set like diamonds. A regular moment of awe. So lucky to live here. Yesterday I was sad. Woke up the night before with debbie downer thoughts. Does […]

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The Equilux

Fall and the Harvest Moon I’m changing seasons on the equinox, which is today. Learned a new word reading some material for this post: equilux. An equilux happens after each equinox and occurs this fall on September 26th. If you look at a table of sunrise/sunset, on September 26th, at roughly our latitude, the sun […]

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Guy Thing I Did

Lughnasa and the Harvest Moon Better rested yesterday. Less fatigue. Though. Workout a.m. New one. First part is cardio, twenty minutes. Treadmill. I’ve been doing this for years, 25 at least, and yesterday I struggled with breathing as I went up on speed and elevation. I made it through the twenty minutes, pushing myself further […]

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Mabon

Lughnasa and the Harvest Moon Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor.–Irish proverb Getting close to the fall equinox. It’s late this year, Sept. 23rd. Meteorological fall began on September 1st. Mabon, the second of the Celtic harvest festivals, is today. And, the whole next week. Here the last several […]

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