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A Fool on the Hill

Fall                                                                                        Healing Moon I will not be attending the Woolly Mammoth’s centennial retreat (just kidding, 31 0r 32, something like that). But Charlie Haislet has proposed the Parsifal legend, the Grail quest, as a theme in the paragraph below. I’m going to write my answer here. Parsifal and the Grail quest – it still works […]

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Mostly Musical

Fall                                                                         Harvest Moon Wow. Had a lot on my mind yesterday. Sorry about the length. More yet, too. Anyhow. Met with Tara yesterday. Director of Education at Beth Evergreen. I said, Help. She gave me lots of ideas on classroom management, help. She’s delightful. Bright. Straightforward. Open. An example. How you arrange the classroom is […]

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Maybe a New Show?

Lughnasa                                                              Harvest Moon At Tu B’av, a minor holiday, now a celebration of love in Israel and dubbed by its restorers as Jewish Valentine’s Day, unmarried women would come together, all dressed in white, dance, and hope to find a partner. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match. We celebrated Tu B’av on August 15th at […]

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Going to the movies

Lughnasa                                                                Waning Summer Moon In the spirit of the holiday weekend I’m relaxing before school starts, religious school that is. Getting ready has occupied my mind on some level every day since mid-June. Now that Alan and I have a plan, I’m giving myself these three days as a break. Feels great. Yesterday Kate and […]

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In My Dreams

Summer                                                                   Monsoon Moon The strange things that come to me before I drop off to sleep. Thinking about Lycaon, the anti-hero protagonist of Superior Wolf. He sacrifices his own son, Nyctimus, at a once every four year festival, the Lykaia, to Zeus Lycaeus (Wolf Zeus). Stray thought then. Sounds like Abraham and Isaac. Oh. Wait. […]

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Choose Life

Summer                                                              Woolly Mammoth Moon Here’s a surprisingly existential sentence from economic journalist, Annie Lowrey, “The way things are is really the way we choose for them to be,” she writes. Her new book, “Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World” (Crown),is considered as part of […]

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Woke

Beltane                                                                      Mountain Moon Back in the day, the now further and further away day, I always went to class. I might have missed a few, but it was rare. I enjoyed learning from lectures, getting in the mix of dialogue, thinking out loud. Last night I was the only student in the qabbalah class on […]

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Mall, Art and one emoji balloon

Spring                                                                              Mountain (New) Moon Went to the Aurora Town Center mall on Saturday to see son Jon’s student’s art. He teaches art at Montview Elementary in Aurora. Over 17 years now. This first shot is Dillard’s. I realized malls and especially the anchor department stores had design features like old world palaces. It’s just us […]

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A Clashing of Spiritual Longings

Beltane                                                                          Rushing Waters Moon Irv Saltzman invited us to a performance by his singing group, the Renaissance Singers. It […]

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An Endangered Species

Imbolc                                                                               Valentine Moon Let’s call alt-facts what they are: propaganda. Psychological warfare against our own citizens. […]

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