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Nature Boy

Beltane and the Corona Lunacy II Saturday gratefuls: Rain. Soaking in, helping us all up here. Weakness yesterday. A bit down, a bit luproned, a bit tired. Worked out anyhow. Persistence. Seoah’s laugh. Kate’s good spirits. Rigel, who slept in her safe place because of the thunder. This computer, a reliable servant. My gas heater […]

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Other Nations

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Thursday gratefuls: That we haven’t switched to DST yet. Love me that standard time. Dr. Gidday, whom I see today. Corinne in Boulder. Murdoch, who’s getting a bath for his time with her. Kate, my Kate. The Democratic primary, calming down. Hope for the fall. My class with Rabbi […]

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Early to bed…

Winter and the Future Moon Thursday gratefuls: Marilyn Saltzman, who works so hard. Rabbi Jamie’s The Human Narrative class. Truly radical religion. Extra sleep this am. (writing this at 9 am. way late for me) Heirloom tomatoes. Honeycrisp apples. Metamucil. The old garden in Andover where I learned so much. The beautiful light illuminating Black […]

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Downsize?

Winter and the Future Moon Monday gratefuls: Ruth and Jon skiing. Gabe peeling potatoes. Kate getting Murdoch upstairs. The picker at King Sooper. Having Sunday free of workout. Cleaning off my table. Organizing and preserving my paintings. Kate paying the bills. Ruth. Murdoch. My paintings. Whoa. Like my novels and my blog. I’ve done, I […]

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Stick to it

Winter and the Full Future Moon shining through the lodgepole pines in the west Friday gratefuls: for the Mussar group. for the Daf Yomi, now day seven. for the chance to do the Murdoch mitzvah. for the fresh new snow. for the 12 degree weather, what they call here, Stock Show weather. for Black Mountain […]

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Death and Resurrection

Winter and the Future Moon Saturday gratefuls: The snow, coming down hard. The temperature, 17. All 8,800 feet above sea level. Two weeks of consistent workouts, 5 days, 3 resistance, two with high intensity training. Ruth’s being here. (she’s sleeping with Rigel and Murdoch right now.) The Hanukah meal last night. Hanukah. Whoever conceived and […]

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The West

Samain and the Gratitude Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Seoah and her light presence as a guest, Murdoch again, the Grandmother Tree at CBE, the night drive up Brook Forest, then Black Mountain drives, the fox that crossed our path, the mule deer doe standing, looking toward the road, the nightlife of the wild, the ultimate wildness […]

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A Five Year Anniversary

Samain and the Gratitude Moon Tuesday gratefuls: Gertie and Kep slept until almost 5:30. An extra hour of sleep for me. Brother Mark’s feeling better over in Saudi Arabia. Joe’s movers will come today. Sister Mary reports heavy rains in Singapore. My dispersed family. My diverse family. Second iteration of the new workout yesterday morning. […]

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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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