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Great Wheel go bragh!

Imbolc                                                                 New Shoulder Moon Made corned beef and cabbage for dinner last night. Erin go bragh! When I decided to write novels, now long ago, Kate suggested I find an area that I could relate to. I chose my Celtic heritage, both Welsh and Irish. It is a fertile realm, filled with gods and goddesses, […]

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Moving Forward, Cloud Dissipating

Imbolc                                                                             New Life Moon Under the New Life moon a new life has emerged, related to the old one, but different nonetheless. The trajectory and the distance of the change got a marker last night on the final evening of the kabbalah class on the mysticism of the Hebrew letters. I had my first art […]

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Life is a Red Herring

Imbolc                                                                      New Life Moon Red Herring Art Supply: Life is a Red Herring for Art.    Life distracts from creating your next master piece.  Be strong. Take control.  Make your Art. This odd little gallery cum art supply store sits at a right angle to the biggest Mexican restaurant in Denver, Casa Bonita. Not to get too distracted […]

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Simcha

Imbolc                                                                           New Life Moon “The noun simcha is mentioned in the Bible 94 times and is derived from the verb samach, which appears 154 times in the text. It is rooted in the Akkadian word shamahu meaning sprout or flourish.” Simcha, The Dayton Jewish Observer A thing of beauty is a joy forever. So says […]

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Positive News

Imbolc                                                                   New Life Moon Kate’s Sjogren’s flare has begun to subside. Her energy is better. She’s smiling more. I’m happy to see her improving. Now we get that shoulder replaced. March 22nd. In other positive medical news Dr. Bayliss called with Rigel’s blood work. Liver functions normal. It was the prednisone that knocked them out […]

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Shoulder, Trees, Writing

Winter                                                                         Imbolc Moon Hippity hop to the ortho shop. Kate’s got an appointment at Panorama Orthopedics today. Her right shoulder. She can no longer hold things up with her right arm and has to use two hands to put dishes away, sometimes to lift a cup. Annoying and painful. Screws up her sleep, too. She […]

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Sunday

Winter                                                                            Imbolc Moon Kate sewed most of the day yesterday. May not seem like a big deal, but it is. Her energy and her energy management skills are both improving and she’s enjoying life more. I’m so glad to see it. Rigel’s feeling better, too. Acts better. Less needy. Appetite more normal. The rabbit protein […]

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Challenges

Winter                                                                     Imbolc Moon No word yet on Rigel’s further tests, the ones focused on her GI tract. We do have her now on a diet exclusive of all proteins other than rabbit and those from milk products. She seems less needy, appears happier and to have gained a bit of weight, or, at least doesn’t […]

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Life is like an hourglass

Winter                                                                             Imbolc Moon This is a short piece from a book, 365 Tao: Daily Meditations. It’s day 350. It fits so well with kabbalah, as I’m finding Taoism often does. Life is like an hourglass Consciousness is the sand Imagine an hourglass. Its shape is like the symbol for infinity. Its form recalls the double […]

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Family Celebration

Midsommar                                                                          Kate’s Moon Jon has made it through, all the way through, a year plus of divorce drama with […]

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