We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Archive for the 'Humanities' Category

As Happy As Can Be

Spring and the Leap Year Moon Saturday gratefuls: Bright sun. White snow. Sturdy mountains. Gov. Polis. All workers in essential jobs, risking themselves for the rest of us. Tough decisions, made well. Governors and mayors. Drugs. Rigel, who practiced non-violent resistance last night when I moved her off my pillow. (100 lbs. of limp dog.) […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Supernova Era

Winter and the Future Moon Tuesday gratefuls: Kassi at Petsmart, who groomed Kepler so well. All the kids from Collegiate Academy who came into the Starbucks while I waited for Kep. Growers of coffee. Dairy farmers. Cappuccino. The checkout clerk at Petsmart so proud of her dog. Passing the emissions test. Emissions testing. Friend Debra […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Downsize?

Winter and the Future Moon Monday gratefuls: Ruth and Jon skiing. Gabe peeling potatoes. Kate getting Murdoch upstairs. The picker at King Sooper. Having Sunday free of workout. Cleaning off my table. Organizing and preserving my paintings. Kate paying the bills. Ruth. Murdoch. My paintings. Whoa. Like my novels and my blog. I’ve done, I […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Soul Doesn’t Have Fear of Dying

Lughnasa and the Harvest Moon As friend Tom Crane said in an e-mail, the carnival ride here continues with Gabe’s glove and Kate’s crash. Geez. I’ve never been a fan of karma as anything more than a metaphor, but I’m beginning to wonder… Read an excellent interview with Ram Dass in the NYT. Ram Dass […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Lives of Quiet Desperation

Lughnasa and the Harvest Moon Caveat: Got carried away here. Stuff that’s important to me, but long. Alienation is killing Americans and Japanese. The age of American despair. American life expectancy has dropped again. This is what life without retirement savings looks like. Nope, not me. Headlines from articles I noticed over the last couple […]

Read the rest of this entry »

See

Lughnasa and the Moon of the First Harvest At 5:20 am this morning the full moon of the First Harvest illuminated Black Mountain from just above its peak. (I was a bit premature on Tuesday, only 92% full.) A few faint stars were visible, but its soft brilliance dominated the bluing sky. The moon and […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Sincerity is bs?

Summer and the Radiation Moon Thinner crescent this morning. More toward the east. These sickle moons. Beautiful and fleeting. Like life. Because our house faces south, lodgepole pines and Black Mountain block early sunrise and the latter part of the sunset. When I get the paper before I come up to the loft, a red […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Onward

Beltane                                                                                 Cancer Moon Go now, the workshop has ended. Paraphrasing the end of the Catholic mass. Appropriate in this case having just come Mother Cabrini’s shrine. The experience of being at Mother Cabrini was familiar in its physical surroundings. In college I would always retreat to Catholic sanctuaries to be still, to reflect. I always […]

Read the rest of this entry »

33 foot Jesus

Beltane                                                                            Cancer Moon Meet up in cyberspace. My old friends Paul, Mark, Tom, and Bill zoomed into the bits and bytes yesterday from the land of first light to my spot among the purple mountain majesties. We spoke of those things that matter now. Mark is done with his second book. Bill’s going to Tanzania […]

Read the rest of this entry »

No Cheffing Required

Spring                                                                         Rushing Waters Moon Kate and I discussed ways to relieve my stress. One source of stress for me was the evening meal. Part of me, a very strong part, wants to be a chef every night. Something new, something remarkable. Understand the ingredients, bring out their best, try new techniques. Problem. That requires a […]

Read the rest of this entry »