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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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Over the weekend

Spring                                                                        Rushing Waters Moon        

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My Age

Spring                                                                          Rushing Waters Moon Earth day. Gabe turns 11. At the baseball game I asked Gabe what would change when he turned 11. “My age,” he replied. He’s that kinda kid. Four signs of spring in three days. Pesach. Easter. A baseball game. Earth day. April is grandchild birthday month for us. Ruth, a sophisticated […]

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Just Passing Through

Spring                                                                       Rushing Waters Moon A bit of snow. Twice. Over the last couple of days. Any moisture is good moisture in a drought and we’re climbing out of one here in Colorado. Cooked that tenderloin roast yesterday. Oh, boy, is that good meat. And, it provides several meals over the week. Bread, potatoes (instant pot […]

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Rushing Waters Moon

Spring                                                                                   Rushing Waters Moon Went to Domo last night. Ruth’s favorite spot and her choice for birthday number 13. In fact I think we’ll probably be at Domo for her birthday until Ruth leaves for college. Kate went along. It wore her out, but it was worth it. She took a box of several rings […]

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Spring, 2019

Spring!                                                                       Recovery Moon A full recovery moon on the spring equinox. Lot of powerful juju in the air. The season that announces the return of life (except in Nebraska) begins as the moon swells into its most potent form. Of course, this is only meteorological spring, the date we agree on to name the season’s […]

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A Feynman Method Explanation

Winter                                                                            Waxing Moon Richard Feynman, the physicist, had a technique for learning. It’s pretty straight forward in its explanation: Choose a Concept Teach it to a child Identify Gaps and Go Back to The Source Material Review and Simplify (optional) I’ve not used it before, but I’m going to try now with reimagining/reconstructing faith. I hope […]

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Fixed or Fluid

Winter                                                                Stent Moon The stent moon is a crescent, 12% illumination, hanging over Eduardo and Holly’s. It’s been everything I hoped. Next, a month focused on getting Kate’s weight up. What would you name the moon for that month? I’ll take ideas until Friday. At night, before going to sleep, I identify the gifts given […]

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2018

Winter                                                                         Stent Moon Buddy Paul Strickland, living in Maine very close to New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy, has a year theme: Bumping into Wonder. I haven’t discussed it with him so I’m not even sure what a year theme is and I don’t know why he chose random acts of amazement. (though it’s […]

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Janus

Winter                                                                               Stent Moon Aging brings with it an inevitable glance over the shoulder. Did I matter? If so, how? If not, why? Does it matter if I mattered? I suppose it would be possible to disappear into regrets or vanity or even anguish. But, why? The past, though we can change its role in our […]

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