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The Weekend

Lughnasa                                                 Full Harvest Moon Kate’s out in Denver visiting the grandkids while Mark and I hold a visa watch, waiting for some word from the mysterious world of Saudi bureaucracy. Yesterday I took a trip to Duluth to deliver 3 pounds of honey in payment for use of the image on this year’s Artemis Honey […]

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Out into Winter Solstice Eve

Winter Solstice Eve                                      Full Winter Solstice Moon Ode has the meeting tonight, a meeting brushed with snow that left 100 inches of powder in the Rockies.  Jon skied in knee deep powder on Saturday.  I’ll drive in 4-6 inches, not as remarkable, but, consider that we have roads and driveways added to temperature that will […]

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Taking in the Whole Landscape

Fall                                          Waning Harvest Moon Talked to Joseph, on his time, after his birthday, on mine still in the midst of it.  He’s flying a lot, now back to night flights.  He enjoys having just one thing on which to focus; after 2+ years of training and doing various pick-up jobs since his commissioning, the clarity […]

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Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs

Fall                                                        Waxing Harvest Moon Planted 60 pink daffodils on Sunday and just got several hundred tulips, daffodils and lilies by UPS today.  In between Latin and the Baroque I’m going to have find time to plant, and at a pretty good pace. Vikings game is on rain delay, or I should say, lightning delay.  Will […]

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Grounded

Lughnasa                               Waxing Back to School Moon Finished digging the potatoes.  The crop seems smaller than last year’s, but I can’t tell for sure.  Still, we don’t eat potatoes often and we have enough to last us quite awhile.  Kate made an early autumn roast vegetable medley with onions, carrots, leaks, garlic, beets and one potato […]

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Good Job, Leslie

Lughnasa                                              Waxing Back to School Moon Leslie did a great job this morning.  A creative approach with a candle passed among Grovelanders asking them first to identify a point where they performed ministry, then a time when they were hurt by ministry and finally a time when they were transformed by ministry.  There were tears, […]

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Football, Piecing and Quilting

Lughnasa                                Waxing Artemis Moon The Vikings.  I thought Tavaris Jackson looked like his old self, not good news for us.  Rosenfels looked better, not Favre better, but better than Tavaris.  Who is Garrett Mills?  He looked good.  So did Marko Mitchell.  Who?  I also like Toby Gearhart, a straight ahead bull of a runner and […]

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America the society is in fine shape! America the polity most certainly is not.

Winter                                   Waxing Cold Moon OK.  The Cold Moon has finally risen on its namesake air temps.  8 this morning.  It’s a clear day after a small snowfall yesterday. If I were to put my finger on one thing to account for the Viking’s loss Sunday, discounting the six turnovers, it would be the 12 men […]

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Minnesota — Colorado

Winter                                     Waxing Cold Moon Reading the story this morning in the paper, the Viking’s loss, was painful.  We outplayed them in every way, on their turf–except of course for those pesky points.  It was the turnovers that killed us.  Funny, I feel neither snake-bit nor unhappy.  Not even sad. We have a gentle snow falling, […]

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Vikings Lose. And, It’s OK.

Winter                                   Waxing Cold Moon And mighty Casey had struck out.  Vikes lose 31-28. It was a good ride this year. Brett Favre’s 40th year will go down in story and in record books, but I will remember him most for this last game.  It reminded me of Michael Jordan playing sick against Utah in Game […]

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