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Mostly Musical

Fall                                                                         Harvest Moon Wow. Had a lot on my mind yesterday. Sorry about the length. More yet, too. Anyhow. Met with Tara yesterday. Director of Education at Beth Evergreen. I said, Help. She gave me lots of ideas on classroom management, help. She’s delightful. Bright. Straightforward. Open. An example. How you arrange the classroom is […]

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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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Going to the movies

Lughnasa                                                                Waning Summer Moon In the spirit of the holiday weekend I’m relaxing before school starts, religious school that is. Getting ready has occupied my mind on some level every day since mid-June. Now that Alan and I have a plan, I’m giving myself these three days as a break. Feels great. Yesterday Kate and […]

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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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Fangs and Claws

Summer                                                                     Woolly Mammoth Moon Modern technology is so wonderful. Over the last few days I watched all five of the much maligned Twilight movies. You might ask why, at 71, I would subject myself to all those teen hormones, questionable dialogue, and odd acting. First answer, I’m easily entertained.  Second answer, I’m revising Superior Wolf […]

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Black Panther

Imbolc                                                                        New Life Moon Kate took one for the team yesterday. She went to see Black Panther with me. I had two reasons for wanting to see it. One, it’s a Marvel Studio movie and, god help me, I really like them. Most of them. Two, it’s become a cultural sensation and I wanted to […]

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Electric Dreams

Winter                                                                     Moon of the Long Nights The new year is 15 days underway. Kate and I have been sick now for a fifth of that. Campylobacter she says. Not life threatening. Not the flu. But damned inconvenient. Big fun. Last night was a Tony’s Market meal, scallops and salmon patties with twice baked potatoes and […]

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Yippee!

Winter                                                                  Moon of the Long Nights A blur day. Somehow messed up my sleep, felt sleepy in the am. Napped in my chair, then went down to the bed for a nap. No sleep there. Of course. Ruth and Gabe came while Jon went to A-basin to ski. Ruth’s better but her throat’s still sore. […]

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Ofrendaless

Samain                                                               Bare Aspen Moon Spanish-Cilantro soup, served cold, is delicious. A good starter for a meal. Lots of allium: onion, garlic, leeks. Plus potato and, of course, cilantro. Recommended. Slept in until 8:30 yesterday. Kate and I have not found ourselves on the road at 10:30 pm very often of late. The moon was full […]

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Coco. See it.

Samain                                                                Bare Aspen Moon Movie recommendation: Coco. A pixar film. Gabe and I went to see it. I loved this film so much that […]

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