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a prepper at work

Samain                                                                       Thanksgiving Moon One more turn to Tarnas before my consultation with Elisa tomorrow. He made his move toward a synthesis of   the modern mind and the Romantic–equivalent to the distinction between the self shaped by the Copernican disenchanted cosmos and the primal, ensouled (enchanted) universe that went before. His initial step came through depth […]

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The Heat

Fall                                                                               Healing Moon Though I haven’t begun to read them yet, William Vollman’s two volume work: No Immediate Danger and No Good Alternative, the Carbon Ideologies paints a bleak picture. So does the IPCC‘s latest report. I also reported here, quite a while back, about a new movement called dark ecology that, like these three […]

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A Lunar Month of Significance

Summer                                                                     Woolly Mammoth Moon As the Woolly Mammoth Moon phases away toward a new moon, its month, the same lunar month we always have, yet also a different lunar month from any we’ve ever had, all spiraling through space as we follow the sun while orbiting it, I just wanna say thanks for what happened […]

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WTFT

Beltane                                                              Sumi-e Moon In the broad world of WTFT! That last T is for Trump. Meanwhile in the Trump dimension:  “Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants,”   NYT, June 1, 2018 Essay question for the day, compare and contrast these news articles. This one found in the MPR Updraft blog by friend […]

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Love Your Mother

Beltane                                                                           Sumi-e Moon Found by friend Tom Crane on a NOAA website:

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Terraforming. Buck Rogers, eat your heart out

Beltane                                                                                    Mountain Moon Kim Stanley Robinson: Red, Blue, Green Mars meet the proposal.

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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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A Horticulturist

Imbolc                                                                           New Life Moon As my melancholy continues to lift, new and old values push themselves forward, wanting to be included or excluded. I didn’t, for example, attend the Democratic caucus last night. Though I did want to be home for Kate, who uncharacteristically has anxiety about her upcoming surgery, Sjogren’s adds an unknown, I […]

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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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Becoming Native

Imbolc                                                                      New Life Moon Life still trickling by. A bit of snow over the last few days, colder now, in the Colorado measure of that term. So relative. Saw a facebook meme with Texans in parkas at 70 degrees. Could have countered that with a Minnesotan in shorts at ten below. Meanwhile 11, last night, […]

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