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The Mountain Way

Spring                                                                                 Recovery Moon Kate’s sister BJ comes tomorrow for the weekend. She and her s.o. Schecky were out here in September, a planned visit to see our house, but they came the day Kate went into the hospital. They took me to a Japanese restaurant for sushi the night Kate had her hemicolectomy. It was […]

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29 years ago

Imbolc                                                                         Recovery Moon 29 years ago tomorrow Kate and I stepped on a glass* in Federal Court Chambers, the Landmark Building, Rice Park, St. Paul. The next day, just to show how long ago 29 years is, we flew Pan Am to Rome. We wrote thank you notes on the plane and mailed them from […]

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A Life Temporarily Resectioned

Fall                                                                      Healing Moon 1605–15; < Latin resectiōn- (stem of resectiō) a cutting off, trimming, equivalent to resect(us) (see resect) + -iōn- -ion Always had trouble with the word resection. Why can’t doctors just say, cut out, excise, remove? After Kate’s bowel resection for her bleeding, I decided to finally figure out this word. As with […]

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A True North

Lughnasa                                                                Waning Summer Moon Still thinking about the north. In 1969 Judy and I left Connersville, Indiana, headed toward Appleton, Wisconsin. In my mind the landscape would be pine trees, glistening lakes, deer, lots of people in plaid shirts. Maybe still a lumberjack or two. Jack London’s White Fang, Call of the Wild, Sea-Wolf, Burning […]

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A Horticulturist

Imbolc                                                                           New Life Moon As my melancholy continues to lift, new and old values push themselves forward, wanting to be included or excluded. I didn’t, for example, attend the Democratic caucus last night. Though I did want to be home for Kate, who uncharacteristically has anxiety about her upcoming surgery, Sjogren’s adds an unknown, I […]

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Before the Storm

Fall                                                                            Harvest Moon Wow. Barely into October and I pushed about 5 inches of fluffy, but still wet […]

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Legacy

Fall                                                                              Harvest Moon A friend is moving and he had me going back to the entries in […]

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Wherever you go, there you change.

Midsommar                                                             New (Kate’s) Moon If you’re an alcoholic like I am, you learn early in treatment that the geographical escape won’t work. Wherever you go, […]

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Write It Out

Beltane                                                                             Running Creek Moon Ever since the great iconoclasm, my voice has been muted. Not sure why. […]

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Becoming Native

Beltane                                                                               Running Creeks Moon “…I am at home in the West. The hills of the coastal […]

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