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Over the last week or so, out

Beltane                                                                                        Sumi-e Moon

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Absence makes the heart grow wiser

Spring                                                                            Mountain Moon Yes, it arrived. The bad Samsung got hauled away ignominiously with nary a tear of loss or grief. The new Kitchenaid now glares from its Cylon lens, hunting for dirty dishes, pots and pans that need a wash. This morning I walked past it and a single word glowed on the small […]

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Homey

Spring                                                                        Mountain Moon Played domestic goddess yesterday. Wash dishes. Make taco meat. Three loads of laundry. Feed dogs twice. Make supper. Pick up. Take out the trash this morning. The duties of an ordinary housewife of the 1950’s, coupled with raising the kids, would have been physically and mentally exhausting. No wonder they wanted to […]

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Yesterday and Today

Spring                                                                  New Shoulder Moon Made it to three sets on my workout. This is slow for me since I’ve had this routine for over six weeks, the time frame in which I usually go back for new exercises. No matter. Things have been busy. Feels good to be have gotten this far given the situation. […]

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SeoAh Day

Spring                                                                   New Shoulder Moon Yesterday was a SeoAh day. After breakfast we went to the King Sooper and picked up food for Thai/Korean Chicken Soup and a shrimp/rice noodles dish. SeoAh knows exactly what she wants, picking among the produce items carefully, smelling the spring onions and the leek. On the leek, “I can use […]

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The Future of Food

Imbolc                                                                           New Shoulder Moon Mentioned The Third Plate a few posts ago. A book by chef Dan Barber, owner of the Blue Hill restaurant in Manhattan and a principle in the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Westchester County. FARMER’S FEAST$108 DAILY MENU$95 SELECT TASTING OR DAILY MENU Rotation Grains smoked farmer’s cheese […]

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The Work of Sadness. Of Grief.

Imbolc                                                                        New Life Moon The melancholy has done its work. Still listening, paying attention, but here’s what I’ve discovered this time. My life was out of balance. I needed more time working with my hands, using my body. Also, I had neglected reading of certain kinds, especially reading that advances my reconstruct, reimagine, reenchant project. […]

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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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Happenings on Shadow Mountain

Imbolc                                                                         New Life Moon Single digits. Passes for really, really cold here. Cold enough that I’d forgotten blue jeans are not comfortable at those temps. When I went to kabbalah on Tuesday night, the cold seeped through that cotton as if it wasn’t there. Oh. Yeah. I remember that. Kate’s having a Sjogren’s flare. That […]

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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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