AncienTrails

We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Bees

Spring                                                                             Planting Moon Good news.  I can pick up the bees tomorrow.  That makes today a good […]

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Video Phone a Reality At Last!

Spring                                                            Bee Hiving Moon Technological victory today.  Mary (Singapore at 10:00pm), Mark (Ha’il, Saudi Arabia at 5:00 pm) and myself (Andover 9 am) on the same […]

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A Third of the World Between Sibs

Winter(?)                                  First Moon of the New Year Both sibs have sent photographs recently.  Mary has taken several pictures of elephants in a series placed around Singapore.  They’re part of a fund-raiser to help Southeast Asian elephants. Mary lives within […]

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Annual Report to Humanity: 2011

Winter                                       New Moon of the New Year Consider this our annual report to the board of directors of humanity. We spent a week in Denver in mid-January attending the Great Western Stock Show with the grandkids, […]

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Overseas Ellises

Samain                               Moon of the Winter Solstice Brother Mark has settled in to Ha’il.  So much so that he visited, by their invitation, a group of cyberjournalists who run an online newspaper where he participated in an interview, drank tea, then […]

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Family. Dispersed.

Fall                                                    Waxing Autumn Moon A gorgeous fall day.  And I’ve spent it inside, decompressing.  6 months with a guest in the house, no matter which guest, is a long term disruption for these two introverts.  We’re both glad Mark came and are proud of what he accomplished while he was here, but we’re also both […]

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Visa, Visa. Where Art Thou?

Lughnasa                                          Waxing Harvest Moon Oh.  Visas.  I think I shall never see a visa lovely as a tree.  Or something like that.  Anyhow, the Saudi visa saga took an unexpected and unpleasant turn this morning.  Turns out there are two steps to the process for teachers, certification of the degree and qualifications, then, the visa […]

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Fall-ing

Lughnasa                                                  Waxing Harvest Moon As August slides away and the sky shifts its colors toward deeper hues, an inner barometer detects higher emotional pressures.  The atmosphere weighs more, cuing those momentary pauses, breaks in attention.  It may signal a storm ahead, but more likely the prediction carries gray skies and mist, perhaps early morning fog. […]

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How Buck Rogers of Him

Lughnasa                                                                                       Full Honey Extraction Moon Even though I’ve tried to ride along […]

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A Calmer Week Ahead

Mid-Summer                                                                        New Honey Extraction Moon Kate and I bought a new vehicle yesterday, a Toyota Rav-4.  Well, we picked out the things we wanted, left a deposit and now wait for the finding.  This may not be big news in most families, but the last time we bought a new vehicle was 1999 and before […]

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