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Open to Ideas

Lughnasa, the Labor Day Moon and Mars Afternoon note: In a curious mental place. I’m calm, not spending time worrying about results or outcomes. I’m busy cooking, shopping, feeding, pilling, driving, listening, changing bandages. Organizing crafts people for work here. Dealing with my own health. Working out. Getting sleep. Zooming with friends, family, CBE. I […]

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You can check in

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Saturday gratefuls: VRCC. Baskin-Robbins. The wonderful drive from Morrison to Kittredge. Expect a sheriff and a posse to come over the rise the whole way. Antibiotics. Those working on new antibiotics. Prednisone. Rigel, Kep, and I all take it. Tempura. Last night. Made by me. Dreams. The Labor Day […]

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Shadow Mountain Clinic notes

Lughnasa and the Full Labor Day Moon over Black Mountain Friday gratefuls: Rigel, who went with me to Evergreen and came back with a big smile. Kep, healing. Kate, enduring and endearing. Alan, who will take me to my cataract surgery both days. That snow coming. Fish fry tonight. Pizza from Beau Jeaus. The new […]

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No Need to Push Into the Future

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Thursday gratefuls: The lovely Labor Day Moon hanging over Black Mountain. Orion’s return. 44 degrees this morning. Snow in the forecast for Tuesday. Kate, dealing. Rigel, eating. Kep, smiling and jumping. Brother Mark at work in the Sands of Arabi. Retired Mary waiting out Malaysia’s quarantine policy. Murdoch and […]

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Good Days and Bad

Lughnasa and the (almost full) Labor Day Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Kate, last night: In this position I feel good. Orion rising! The Labor Day Moon. Asian Chop Salad from Easy Entrees. Dr. Gustave. Cataracts and their removal. Rigel eating well. Joe’s childhood kept alive by baseball cards. The clan. Family memories. Kate’s had a rough […]

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Zoombies

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Monday gratefuls: Rigel’s appetite. Kep’s centeredness. Our home. Kate feeling better last night. Chicken and blueberries and asparagus and beets. Our front, cleaner, more natural after the stump grinding. The night sky, visible now at 5 a.m. 36 degrees this morning. Cold here overnight. Down to 36. Refreshing, invigorating. […]

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Bloody Sun

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Tuesday and Wednesday gratefuls: Kate’s DEXA scan for bone density. Ruby’s a.c. for the drive. Euphoria on HBO. Ruth’s new favorite show. Rigel’s improving appetite. Amber. Mountain Waste. The blood red morning Sun. Teenagers. The complexity of their lives, made even more complex by Covid. The orange excrescence and […]

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2020. The Mayan Calendar come round at last?

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Monday gratefuls: Kate and her sisters. A team. The Johnsons. Joe and Seoah and Murdoch. Rigel, bright eyed and smiling last night. Kep and his sores. Amber. Who’s hard at work for Kate. Ivory in a new home. Ruth and Gabe starting school virtually. Jon, teaching virtually and some […]

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Water

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Sunday gratefuls: Jon, Ruth, Gabe. All here to celebrate Grandma’s birthday. The specific Animals that gave their lives for our meal: scallops and a tri-tip steak. The heat. When it leaves. Jon and Ruth’s happiness with the gift of Ivory. (our 2011 Rav4). Gabe’s “Air hug. I love you […]

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Happy Now

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Saturday gratefuls: The best days of my life. Right now. Rigel at home. Kate feeling better. And, 76. Transparent windows. Precious moments. Joe and Kamala. The orange excrescence. Murdoch in photos from Brenton. Extreme fire danger. Wildfires. Moving closer to election day. Can’t come soon enough. Ruth, Gabe, Jon […]

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