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Follow the WaterCourse Way

Fall                                                                              New (Healing) Moon Kate’s improved a lot. Bleeding stopped. Pain mostly gone. She’s getting some nutrition though a nasal tube and has eaten a bit. But, the nausea returned with eating. Damn. That’s so fucking disappointing. And, she’s been in bed so long that she may have to go to a rehab center after […]

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I have been myself

Lughnasa                                                                           Harvest Moon Friday was a domestic day with laundry and groceries, a workout. Saturday was one of those days when I couldn’t get traction, took two naps, felt tired all day. In the afternoon, after an email from friend Mark Odegard featuring a sumi-e youtube video, a friend of his showcasing some of his […]

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Crazy Rich

Lughnasa                                                           Waning Summer Moon We saw Crazy Rich Asians yesterday. A romcom with Chinese actors. Set in Singapore for the most part so it was not inappropriate for everyone to be speaking English. Handy for us. Fun for Kate and me since we visited Mary there in 2016 after Joe and Seoah’s wedding. Many familiar […]

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Sumi-e

Lughnasa                                                                Waning Summer Moon

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Bao

Lughnasa                                                                  Waning Summer Moon If you haven’t seen Incredibles 2, and you probably haven’t if you don’t have children or grandchildren in the right age range, I’d encourage you to give it a shot. It’s actually a pretty good movie. But not my emphasis here. Rather, the short before it, Bao. Controversial. Here’s a story […]

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Book of Life, Black Holes

Summer                                                                    Woolly Mammoth Moon Yesterday was a big day. Up early to write, workout. Lunch with Alan Rubin to start planning for the 6th and 7th grade religious school at Beth Evergreen. Home for a fitful nap. Left at 5:30 pm with Ruth for Boulder. We had a reservation at Japango on the Pearl Street […]

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Reconstruct. Remember.

Beltane                                                                    Sumi-e Moon Had an insight the other day about Beth Evergreen. The reason I like it there, feel comfortable there, is that I’m a reconstructionist at heart. Not a Jew, but a reconstructionist. If I’d known about the concept when I started my reimagining project, I’d have called it reconstructing faith. Now, I do […]

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Beginner’s Mind

Beltane                                                                               Sumi-e Moon Odd things. First, a small group of folks at Beth Evergreen, mostly qabbalah students like myself, report seeing me as an artist. A visual artist. This is based on my last two presentations, the first being Hebrew letters with quotes relating to their deeper meanings and the second, last Wednesday, that used […]

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Hoping for a good result

Beltane                                                                               Sumi-e Moon Sister Mary reports high levels of security in Singapore. She’s eating lunch at a mall near the St. Regis Hotel where at least one of the principles will stay. I hope Trump succeeds. And, if he does, I’d vote for him for the Nobel Peace Prize. If I could. With a Korean […]

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Ensos and Hot Dogs

Beltane                                                                         Sumi-e Moon Under the sumi-e moon I introduced this ancient art form to the qabbalah class. It was a sight. I forgot to take the aprons from home and asked Tara if Beth Evergreen had aprons. She found some. All but one were bright red aprons with Hebrew Nationals (a hot dog) in prominent […]

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