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Not Gone

Then there’s Kepler and Gertie. The two of them got jammed up against each other by the back door after Kate fed them lunch. Bloody. Gertie has, again, multiple wounds. A tough situation for us. The incidents are always situational, that is, something unexpected puts the two of them in a tight space or Gertie […]

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Zhuangzi on fate

Made potato, corn, bacon chowder last night. It took longer to make than I intuited from reading the recipe, but it was worth it. Kate finds good recipes, I cook’em. She also cleaned up the kitchen last night. Her stamina and strength have both improved so much. She builds on it by regular p.t. and […]

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The most effective way to tackle climate change? Plant 1 trillion trees CNN

Spring                                                                                 Rushing Waters Moon 1 trillion trees  Tomorrow is Earth Day, Gabe’s 11th birthday. So let’s call it Plan Gabe. I wrote a piece about this process, a new word to me, afforestation. Let’s say you do nothing to advance the Great Work, creating a sustainable human presence on this earth. Let’s say you do […]

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Leave Some Faith Over for Your Mother

Spring                                                                               Rushing Waters Moon When I set out, long ago, on my forever not done task of reimagining faith, I didn’t want to reimagine Christianity. My goal was to focus on faith itself. Why and how. Was there a way to refocus at least part of that faith muscle in our psyche and point it […]

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The Thanksgiving Moon at 1%

Samain                                                                            Last sliver Thanksgiving Moon Under the Healing Moon Kate recovered from her g.i. bleed. Under the Thanksgiving Moon we found the problem and are close to a procedure to provide her relief. The bleed was on September 28th, over two months ago. It does seem to have served the unintended but welcome purpose of […]

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Surgery

Fall                                                                                Harvest Moon Quick note. Bleeding continues. Failed attempt last night to stop the bleeding with an embolization procedure. So. Surgery this morning, a bowel resection. I’m heading in right now. 6:30 a.m. Went in last night, got back about 11:00. This is what Kate wants. She does not want a repeat of Thursday night/Friday […]

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I want to be: an Olympic gymnast, a music producer, winner of LeMans

Fall                                                                   Harvest Moon The waning gibbous harvest moon hangs over Black Mountain this morning. A blue, blue sky contrasted by green and gold at the mountain’s peak. Night time temperatures have fallen below 40 so there’s a distinct chill in the air. Still little precipitation, signs pointing to high fire danger, very high on one […]

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Cheshbon Nefesh

Lughnasa                                                                  Harvest Moon As the moon’s change, so does the Jewish calendar. We’re now in the month of Tishrei, its first day, Rosh Hashanah, the new year of the world. All over the world, throughout the diaspora and in Israel, Jews will be celebrating the new year, shana tovah. This is short for l’shana tova […]

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Fragment

Lughnasa                                                                    Waning Summer Moon (computer/electrical problems yesterday) Tomorrow is erev Rosh Hashanah, the eve of the new year for humans, the day when humans were created and a celebration of the days of creation of the world.* It begins the ten days of awe which end on Yom Kippur. The month of Elul, which ends […]

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the point

Lughnasa                                               Monsoon Moon Got to the point of the trip yesterday. At a rainy 10 am in St. Paul, on Summit Avenue across from Macalester. About 30 people gathered to celebrate Groveland’s acceptance […]

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