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Demotivation

Imbolc                                                                          Recovery Moon You may not feel like I do. That’s ok. But, I hate daylight saving time. To have the clocks change on our 29th anniversary is a cruel poke in the eye. Well, that may be extreme, but it certainly irritates me. So it’s 7:30 am when it used to be 6:30 am. […]

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29 years ago

Imbolc                                                                         Recovery Moon 29 years ago tomorrow Kate and I stepped on a glass* in Federal Court Chambers, the Landmark Building, Rice Park, St. Paul. The next day, just to show how long ago 29 years is, we flew Pan Am to Rome. We wrote thank you notes on the plane and mailed them from […]

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This, That

Imbolc                                                                    Recovery Moon My recovery is going well. Scheduled two sessions with my personal trainers for next week. Gotta get back to working out. Important for both Kate and me. Still need to improve my stamina and these workouts will do that. Kate’s pleased. She’s gained a bit of weight, up to 81.6 and these […]

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Breathe

Imbolc                                                                              Recovery Moon Black Mountain has the early sun, golden, on last night’s wet snow. Stolid. Present. Vishnu to the winds’ Shiva. While making the instant pot chuck roast on Monday, I took all the spices and herbs out of the cabinet, spread them out on the counter. Gonna put’em back in an order that […]

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Geez.

Imbolc                                                                       Recovery Moon I’m kicking the Valentine Moon off the header at 1% waning. Just want it off my page. No more Valentine Moons. Bad February. Bad. I hope, with Recovery, to initiate a month in which both Kate and I head towards healthy. I’m already well on the road and Kate looks like she’s […]

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Straight WM/WF Seeking Ostara

Imbolc                                                                      Valentine Moon As Minnesota struggles with a long, harsh winter, we’re only 15 days from the spring equinox. Here in the Rockies we have snow, cold but not bitter temps, and no signs that spring is two weeks away. March and April are the big snow months here, so we’ll see the egg laying […]

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Stress is good

Imbolc                                                                              Valentine Moon Zoomed yesterday with old friends Paul, Tom, Bill, Mark. Paul’s in Maine, the other three are still in the homeland, getting blasted by an old-fashioned grit your teeth, squeeze the steering wheel, freeze up the nasal passages Minnesota winter. Nostalgic, eh? Given my 40 year residence there I’m ashamed to say that […]

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Better

Imbolc                                                                                Valentine Moon Glad to see the Valentine Moon fade away. It presided over a difficult month. The snow storm that wasn’t. Instead of 6-12, we got maybe 2. But it is -2 for temp. Before the storm that failed Kate and I watched the fog rolling in, covering the lodgepoles and the aspens. A […]

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Waiting on the Storm

Imbolc                                                                   Valentine Moon Snow storm headed our way. March and April are big snow months in the Rockies. Looking forward to watching the snow fall and temperatures drop. Black Mountain will be white again for a while. Shadow Mountain, too. Flakes already spitting as I went out to get the paper. We’ve settled into a […]

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Some Improvement

Imbolc                                                                        Valentine Moon Sun rising on Black Mountain, shining through a gauze of light snow. The solar panels have a dusting, enough to impair their function. The setup is for 6-12 inches here, christening March, often a big snow month. The temperatures will drop over the next few days, not into Minnesota territory, but cold […]

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