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Can I hear you now?

Summer                                                                           Woolly Mammoth Moon Went to the Hearing Rehab Associates shop today for a hearing test, hearing aid cleaning and tune up. An old folks event. First order of business, shine a bright plastic wand in my ear and make my ear drum go owwiiee. Then, into the Scott Pruitt sound proof booth. I felt […]

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Old, but not dead

Summer                                                                         Woolly Mammoth Moon Sixth dead tree down. All limbed, the slash moved to the road, and Elk Creek Fire Department notified. They have a new program this year. We put slash within 5 feet of the road and in 5 foot or so piles. They’ll come by and chip it. This is not a […]

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We came; We zoomed; We parted.

Summer                                                                      Woolly Mammoth Moon Zoomed. We talked for over an hour, Mark, Paul, Bill and me. Each of us was in a different physical location, Paul in Maine, me in Colorado, Mark and Bill in the Twin Cities. This technology is a definite push beyond Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. It is more like letter writing in […]

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Sundays are strange

Summer                                                                          Woolly Mammoth Moon After talking with Ruth yesterday I created an instagram account. Surprised to see that several people I know already have one. Probably spells doom for the tweener and teenager use of it. They understandably like platforms without their parents or other adults who know them. I asked Ruth whether she got […]

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Barely Legal

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Woolly’s In the Rockies

Beltane                                                                               Woolly Mammoth Moon

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Suspended

Spring                                                               New Shoulder Moon Still not home. I went over yesterday after lunch only to find Kate struggling to eat a bite of a bacon sandwich. She couldn’t keep that down, water either. Extremely unpleasant for her. Kate hates nausea. When I went in yesterday, the busy M-F buzz of the hospitals had disappeared. There […]

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Relieved

Spring                                                                             New Shoulder Moon Update. Just spoke to Kate. Feeling much better. Home after lunch sometime. I’m heading in around noon. Relieved.

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Kate Still At Ortho Colorado

Spring                                                                            New Shoulder Moon Kate had break through pain yesterday and nausea that they couldn’t control well. So, she’s still at Ortho Colorado. Plenty uncomfortable, but problems that seem, at least to me, manageable. Unpleasant sequelae from the meds and the cutting. I imagine she’ll come home today. Still convinced this was the right thing […]

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Rituals of the Medical Kind

Spring                                                                               New Shoulder Moon No Kate in the bed last night. Kep was there, though. Medical procedures upend regular life in so many ways. Kate had to stop most of her meds, use special cleansing soaps, sleep on clean sheets (yes, that was a requirement), stop eating. Then we have to leave our home, drive […]

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