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A Fortnight Ago

Fall                                                                              Healing Moon As I drove home yesterday from Brookdale Green Mountain Rehab, the healing moon was a sickle in the evening sky with gaseous Jupiter a planetary pendant sparkling beneath. This morning as I walked up to the loft Orion stood tall in the southern sky, guarding the entrance to winter, to the fallow […]

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Day 13

Fall                                                                                   Healing Moon Feeling much lighter today. Kate’s headed off to Brookdale Green Mountain Rehab, probably after lunch. Bleeding stopped. Other markers like hemoglobin stabilized. Moving better, but not quite well enough to come home. She’s also eating, having found that ativan prior to eating avoids nausea. This is big because it means she may […]

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Fall                                                                              Healing Moon Hard freeze. 23 this morning with some snow, mostly ice. A neighbor reported on Next Door Shadow Mountain that Shadow Mountain, 285 and even 470 were icy and in thick fog. Bad driving. But, poor conditions for a wildfire. That’s something. Feeling a bit down this morning. Nothing 12 days of Kate’s […]

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Day 11

Fall                                                                                           Healing Moon If you’re interested and haven’t found Kate’s Caringbridge website, you can keep up more often on it. She’s progressing, as I’ve posted there. Her attitude has brightened, she’s eaten solid foods including fish and pasta, and she passed a fitness test that qualifies her for in-hospital acute care rehab. Nausea is still […]

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Follow the WaterCourse Way

Fall                                                                              New (Healing) Moon Kate’s improved a lot. Bleeding stopped. Pain mostly gone. She’s getting some nutrition though a nasal tube and has eaten a bit. But, the nausea returned with eating. Damn. That’s so fucking disappointing. And, she’s been in bed so long that she may have to go to a rehab center after […]

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Let the day’s troubles be sufficient

Fall                                                                  Harvest Moon A cool 32 degrees this morning. Some snow overnight, wintry mix. Anything to put moisture into these forests. Gray sky. Headed toward Samain. Harvest season slowing, the fallow time with bare deciduous trees is on its way. It is now, said Rudolf Steiner, that is the springtime of the soul. Annie’s here. […]

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The Laramide Consolation

Fall                                                                          Harvest Moon Reminded yet again of the evanescence of our human life span. As I’ve driven 285 down the hill into Englewood and back up again, some days two and three times in the last week (today is a week from Kate’s trip to the E.R.), I’ve become aware of the mountains in a […]

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Still ongoing

Fall                                                                          Harvest Moon Clouds have begun to creep down Black Mountain while sunlight bathes its slopes facing us, lighting up the golden patches of aspen. Another of Black Mountain’s infinite looks. She’s a lady who dresses for the season and often appears mysterious, as she does right now. Kate had an abdominal x-ray, an ultrasound […]

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Still ongoing

Fall                                                                               Harvest Moon Not sure what’s happening to Kate post-op. Her hemoglobin has dropped some. She may have bled a bit, though whether the bleeding represents old blood or new seems in question. An important distinction. She’s down. Makes sense. Since Friday morning she’s had 8 units of blood, had her miserable veins explored too […]

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Surgery

Fall                                                                         Harvest Moon Geez. Since Thursday evening when Kate started bleeding until now, she’s had only one tray of a clear liquid diet. Some sorbet, chicken broth, decaf coffee. It’s now Monday. Yesterday was another tough day. She called me at 6 am saying she was being prepped for surgery. I fed and positioned the […]

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