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We Are At Home

Spring and the full Corona Luna Tuesday gratefuls: A good workout. All the delivery people: USPS, UPS, Fedex. Again, and still, all the service workers, warehouse workers, truck drivers, doctors, nurses, governors and mayors who’ve chosen to confront life under the pandemic. And, again, the coronavirus for unveiling the lies we tell ourselves to preserve […]

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We’ll See

Spring and the Corona Luna Monday gratefuls: Ruby, the red Rav4. Filled up. Wearing a masque in public. This time an obvious one. The clerk at the liquor store. The clerk at the Safeway. The guy from the Pho place, bringing our order outside. I gave you some extra! A trip to Evergreen with Seoah […]

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Breathe in, Breathe out

Spring and the Corona Luna Saturday gratefuls: Murdoch jail break. Seoah’s spring rolls. Kate’s good day. Her referral to an ostomy nurse (for her feeding tube). The white, confectioner’s sugar look on Black Mountain, our lodgepoles, the solar panels. Rabbi Jamie’s Maladies and Melodies zoom session yesterday. These days of our lives. Learning new things […]

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Locked In Syndrome

Spring and the Corona Luna Friday gratefuls: That I started this section before C.V. Grocery stores and their employees. Pharmacies. Gas stations. Most of all, still, nurses, docs. Hospital and E.R. employees. Lab workers. Garbage collectors. Brenton White. Murdoch, who will be sprung from doggie juvie tomorrow. Seoah’s northern South Korea soup. Tasty. Kate’s victory […]

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Cut Precious Stones

Spring and the Leap Year Moon Sunday gratefuls: the long shabbat. the damage being done to Trump’s presidency. By himself. The solar snow shovel. Scott Simpson’s note about his journey back from Colorado. Ode’s crane stories. Crane. Again, still, the truckers, shelvers, nurses, clerks, doctors, cleaners, gas station attendants. Hope we remember their service afterward. […]

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As Happy As Can Be

Spring and the Leap Year Moon Saturday gratefuls: Bright sun. White snow. Sturdy mountains. Gov. Polis. All workers in essential jobs, risking themselves for the rest of us. Tough decisions, made well. Governors and mayors. Drugs. Rigel, who practiced non-violent resistance last night when I moved her off my pillow. (100 lbs. of limp dog.) […]

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AC/DC

Spring and the Leap Year Moon Thursday gratefuls: Snow pellets hitting me as I walked out for the newspaper. Blue gray sky as the sun rises behind clouds. Corned beef and cabbage. The equinox, today. Brother Mark, learning new skills. Seoah taking Murdoch for a walk. Kate, a strong woman as friend Debra said. Our […]

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The Cowboy Way

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon When we moved here, I imagined a lot more cowboy boots, stetsons, and cowboy themed places. There are cowboy boots, our hair stylist Jackie says she wears nothing else, and in any restaurant (back when we could go to restaurants) a certain percentage of folks will have on a […]

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Strange

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Seoah cut up all the cardboard for the trash. Kate was feeling better as she went to bed. Murdoch looking slimmer, but healthy. The checkout clerk at Safeway. The people who were nice to Seoah there. That Trump finally woke up a bit. All those in primary […]

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On the Mountain Top

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Tuesday gratefuls: the quiet viral holiday. we’re tackling this together. Brother Mark, who faces an uncertain situation in Saudi Arabia. Seoah, who decided to stay another two months. Joe, who misses her. All those facing uncertainty: restaurant and bar workers here. Gym employees, theater employees. All those working minimum […]

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