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An Important Couple of Weeks Here

Beltane                                                                   Cancer Moon It’s another Colorado day. Blue sky, sun, a bit chilly. Mountains. Pines. Fresh air. At 12:15 I head over to the Mother Cabrini Shrine where this Progoff workshop will take place. It’s about 40-50 minutes from here depending on the route. Close to Golden. Being a commuter will be a new experience […]

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Illness and Legacy

Beltane                                                                           Cancer Moon Struggled a bit with naming the moon for this new month. Didn’t want to put up my first idea. It seemed, dark. Yet when I went to other ideas, nothing came. Usually the new moon’s name comes easily. It’s a fun way to emphasize an important aspect of the upcoming lunar month. […]

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“I won’t optimize the length of my life.”

Beltane                                                                                Rushing Waters Moon The Rushing Waters Moon is down to a thin crescent. 2% of the lunar surface illuminated. Maxwell, Cub, Blue, Shadow, Brook, and Bear Creek are still pulsing, but they will begin to slow as we move deeper into Beltane. Alan Watt’s little book, The Water Course Way, comes to mind when […]

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Spinning out

Beltane                                                                     Rushing Waters Moon 22 degrees. A thin layer of snow on the solar panels, Black Mountain’s lodgepoles topped in a floury white and the sky that Colorado western blue. Bright sun. Why we love the mountains. Still spinning out, not working much, floating in caregiver world, distracted. It’s ok. I’m waiting intentionally now, Progoff […]

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At a Journal Workshop

Beltane                                                                      Rushing Waters Moon This Sunday I start my fourth Intensive Journal Workshop. It runs each day through Friday, the 10th. The whole rising psa, get in the oncological spirit matter has come up since I decided to attend. Makes the whole process even more important. What’s life like for me post the move to […]

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Beltane, 2019

Beltane                                                                        Rushing Waters Moon As the growing season begins, as the Green Man and the Goddess in her Maiden form come together to pass fertility into the soil, we have snow on our solar panels. The streams though have been rushing, carrying water down the mountain. The lodgepoles are greener. Catkins are on the dogwood […]

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How do we know?

Spring                                                                                 Rushing Waters Moon Kate was in the dentist’s chair for 3 hours. Four crown preps. All that drilling. Exhausting. She has temporaries on now. May 13 she gets the actual crowns. Much shorter visit. Snow much less than predicted. Maybe 3 inches rather than a foot. Weather5280 reeled back their forecast, but we still […]

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Long. Strange.

Spring                                                                      Rushing Waters Moon We hit month 7 since Kate’s bleed yesterday. (To quote the Grateful Dead.) Procedures and imaging. Trips to the emergency room. Trips to doctors. The gradual shift in roles at home. Things have gotten clearer, some solutions have appeared, but nothing certain right now. I remember saying to Rabbi Jamie in […]

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Yet more

Spring                                                                                Rushing Waters Moon Asked Kate yesterday how she feels about my cancer reemergence. “It’s not real to me yet. I’m still dealing with my own stuff.” Yeah. She’s got a lung diagnosis yet to be made and an assessment of her viability for surgery. The current plan, to have a lung biopsy and the […]

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At the Jabbok Ford

Spring                                                                      Rushing Waters Moon Phone call today from buddy Tom Crane. In referring to the current kerfuffle within my body, those cancer cells, he said I was “wrestling with a dark angel.” That is so. Yet what it called to mind was one of my favorite biblical passages, one I’ve written about here before and […]

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