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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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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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Very. Stable. Genius. Yeah.

Winter                                                                   Moon of the Long Nights Bone broth still gently boiling on the stove. Its been there since yesterday afternoon at 5 pm. First time I’ve made this. At 8 or so this morning I’m going to start a beef stew in the slow cooker.  Beer is one ingredient so Kate bought a six pack […]

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Pay Attention

Winter                                                                         Moon of the Long Nights When Kate and I were first married, back in the early 1990’s, we lived on Edgcumbe Road in St. Paul. The house had a wonderful kitchen including an indoor grill with a rotisserie. I shopped at the Lund’s on Ford Parkway and cooked every afternoon, often watching Oprah as […]

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Yesterday

Winter                                                                              Moon of the Long Nights The nearly full moon lit up the snow outside our bedroom last night. Soothing, gentle. This one presides over the longest nights of the year. Two of our females had imaging work yesterday. Rigel got an x-ray, looking again for cancer since she has continued to lose weight in […]

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what’s in your pot tonight?

Samain                                                                               Bare Aspen Moon After writing the post below, about slowing down, I realized I need a vacation. Time off. A break. A pause. I need to vacate the life I love for just a bit, to clear out the schmuz in my pistons. Confess I don’t know how to do that right now. Money. […]

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Up With Which

Samain                                                                           Bare Aspen Moon The day after the day after. See, there’s the sneaky part of our language. This […]

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Hooray for the Pumpkin Pie

Samain                                                                      Bare Aspen Moon My phone camera didn’t do it justice, but Thanksgiving came in over Black Mountain with a gorgeous […]

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The Holiseason Zone

Samain                                                                          Bare Aspen Moon You have entered the holiseason zone. Of course, it’s well underway since it begins now with […]

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The Spinning of the Wheel

Samain                                                                    Bare Aspen Moon The capon is in the house, 7.8 pounds of frozen, atesticular rooster glory. Kate and I went to […]

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