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Adversity unveils gratitude

Samain                                                                           Thanksgiving Moon The Days of Our Lives conflated with General Hospital and LA Law. That’s been the last six weeks or so. Adversity unveils gratitude. I mean it. I’ve seen it. I’ve lived it. Judging an incident or situation by its summary description: Kate’s bleed and four weeks away from home, Jon’s troubles with […]

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Dark Though It Is

Samain                                                                      Thanksgiving Moon Extraordinary ordinary days. Yesterday. Two things in particular. SeoAh and I picked up Joe from the airport. On the way back we laughed and talked and told stories about the small things. Murdoch and Kepler’s tooth and claw moment. No blood was drawn and Murdoch learned about pack hierarchy. He rolled over. […]

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Blue

Fall                                                                                Healing Moon Kate and I got coffee, sat down at our beetle-kill pine dining table, cracked open the mailers from the state of Colorado, and voted. Not a complicated ballot in terms of candidates, though the retention questions for judges left us both scratching our heads. Guess which way we voted? Blue wave, blue […]

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Incognitum

Fall                                                                     Healing Moon Another of life’s inflection points. I want to consider it, honor it, respond to it, but I’m having a hard time. Just too tired. And, I feel guilty about that. Like somehow I should be able to just power my way through and get back to the usual. Which is unrealistic. Certainly […]

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Just Say No to Despair

Fall                                                                            Healing Moon A guy could be forgiven for feeling despair. Climate change has turned the dial up on danger. In so many ways already and bound to worsen. Fascism is not just for Europe anymore. The Proud Boys, as one article I read the other day pointed out, are brown shirts. Thugs for a […]

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Refugia

Fall                                                                         Healing Moon As Kate’s rehab improves her strength, the middle of the recovery process is underway and underway well. She’ll have gains to make at home, weight gain chief among them, and I won’t consider this incident over until she’s gained at least ten pounds. In an interesting NYT article on refugia* I began […]

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When it rains…

Fall                                                                                     Healing Moon 9 degrees here on Shadow Mountain with snow blowing in the air. A bit unusual since snow most often comes straight down up here, like rain. The storm has underperformed for us, but it’s here and I like it. Black Mountain is gone, disappeared by the gray blue clouds. Without going into […]

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A Life Temporarily Resectioned

Fall                                                                      Healing Moon 1605–15; < Latin resectiōn- (stem of resectiō) a cutting off, trimming, equivalent to resect(us) (see resect) + -iōn- -ion Always had trouble with the word resection. Why can’t doctors just say, cut out, excise, remove? After Kate’s bowel resection for her bleeding, I decided to finally figure out this word. As with […]

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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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