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Archive for August, 2020

Zoombies

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Monday gratefuls: Rigel’s appetite. Kep’s centeredness. Our home. Kate feeling better last night. Chicken and blueberries and asparagus and beets. Our front, cleaner, more natural after the stump grinding. The night sky, visible now at 5 a.m. 36 degrees this morning. Cold here overnight. Down to 36. Refreshing, invigorating. […]

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Still alive in my heart

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Sunday gratefuls: The Ancient friends. Health. Healthspan. Working out. Cool weather. Low humidity and dewpoint. Extreme fire weather. Rain yesterday and Friday. Stress. Drifting to sleep, roaming places that reached into my heart. In no particular order: Delos, the small Greek island where Apollo and Artemis were born Delphi, […]

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Mountain Living

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Saturday gratefuls: Mountain lions and bears, oh my! Snow plowing. Rigel’s eating. Long, soaking rain yesterday. 47 degrees this a.m. Red clouds, red sun. Mary’s birthday. Seoah, Joe. Ruth. Here are a few snippets from today’s e-mails and message boards. These locations are all close by in mountain terms: […]

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Just Say No

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Friday gratefuls: Vampire Kate. Four new teeth for her. Rigel’s good appetite this morning. 2020, year of tragedy and transformation. Cooling down of our days. The blood red sun. Again. The zombie GOP, haunting itself. Annie. That very cute chocolate lab pup that Brenton White gets in 9 days. […]

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A Second Act

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Thursday gratefuls: Kate. Amber. Rigel. Kep. Cool morning. The Pandemic. Trump. BLM. Prostate cancer. Lung disease. Sjogren’s. CBE. Mussar. Tara. Electric cars. The dying of the extractive fossil fuel industries. Climate change. The Book of Revelation. Predicting the end of the world is a parlor game played by intellectuals […]

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Bloody Sun

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Tuesday and Wednesday gratefuls: Kate’s DEXA scan for bone density. Ruby’s a.c. for the drive. Euphoria on HBO. Ruth’s new favorite show. Rigel’s improving appetite. Amber. Mountain Waste. The blood red morning Sun. Teenagers. The complexity of their lives, made even more complex by Covid. The orange excrescence and […]

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2020. The Mayan Calendar come round at last?

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Monday gratefuls: Kate and her sisters. A team. The Johnsons. Joe and Seoah and Murdoch. Rigel, bright eyed and smiling last night. Kep and his sores. Amber. Who’s hard at work for Kate. Ivory in a new home. Ruth and Gabe starting school virtually. Jon, teaching virtually and some […]

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Water

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Sunday gratefuls: Jon, Ruth, Gabe. All here to celebrate Grandma’s birthday. The specific Animals that gave their lives for our meal: scallops and a tri-tip steak. The heat. When it leaves. Jon and Ruth’s happiness with the gift of Ivory. (our 2011 Rav4). Gabe’s “Air hug. I love you […]

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Happy Now

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Saturday gratefuls: The best days of my life. Right now. Rigel at home. Kate feeling better. And, 76. Transparent windows. Precious moments. Joe and Kamala. The orange excrescence. Murdoch in photos from Brenton. Extreme fire danger. Wildfires. Moving closer to election day. Can’t come soon enough. Ruth, Gabe, Jon […]

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Home again, home again

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Friday gratefuls: Rigel asleep on the floor, my side of the bed. Her bag of meds and the schedule laid out by Kate. Palisade Peaches and center cut pork chops. Easy Entree. Amber, again. Rain yesterday, good rain, during a red flag day. All the firefighters deployed to the […]

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