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Joseph Writing Colorado

Samain                                                                             Thanksgiving Moon Not sure what prompted the realization, but I became aware this last week that I’ve made three very important decisions in my life totally from my gut. 1979. The first one, the decision, no, the need, to become a father, have a family with kids came as what I characterized as a […]

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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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Closing Moon

Beltane                                                                      Closing Moon The closing moon has presided over the sale of 3122 153rd Ave. Northwest, Andover, Minnesota, 55304. We only […]

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