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School Days, School Days

Lughnasa, the Labor Day Moon and Mars Sunday gratefuls: Gary’s quick steaks. Peas. Rice. Bacon. The Moon and Mars, a target for three launches last month. The heat, followed by snow. The sturdiness of Shadow Mountain. The beauty of the lodgepoles on Black Mountain and the ponds of paler green Aspen groves. Zoombies. Solar panels […]

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Who. Are. You?

Lughnasa and the Lughansa Moon Saturday gratefuls: Yet more rain. Cool nights and mornings. A not so bad day for Kate. Derek. Shrimp and gnocchi. Re-reading Jennie’s Dead. Urge to paint coming back. Tom and his focus for our Sunday gathering, Ancient Friends. The Watchmen on HBO. Recursion by Coloradan Blake Crouch. Writing. Oil paints. […]

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Neurotic

Summer and the Moon of Justice Sunday gratefuls: A mowed and less cluttered backyard. Jon and the grandkids coming tonight. Pick-up groceries. Safeway. Even though. Kate’s feeding tube. Her appointment with an ostomy nurse. House cleaning. The dishwasher. The final days of our freezer. This pulse of energy I have for domestic work. May it […]

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A Druid. A Priest.

Beltane and the Corona Lunacy II Friday gratefuls: Beau Jo’s pizza. A rain cloud creeping down Black Mountain. What’s your fire? Ode’s question for Sunday. Mussar folk. Silence. Clean speech. Jews. CBE. Alan on zoom yesterday. The Denver Post. The Washington Post. The New York Times. Charlie. You’re a druid! That was the Reverend Doctor […]

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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.) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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