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Spring                                                                             Mountain Moon Yesterday was d-2 of the new dishwasher era. I have now seen the wonderful word, CLEAN, on its external panel twice. And, after checking, it’s true! I believe, barring trouble, that this brings the dishwasher saga to an end. Blessed be. We’ve had maybe 8 inches of snow over the last week. […]

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Rivers and Mountains, Bees and Kate

Spring                                                            Mountain Moon So my mind is filling with rocks, pines, mountain streams, magpies and mountain lions; a sign that the mountain theme has begun to take hold. I plan to spend this spring and summer sketching and photographing rock formations, mountains, summits, animals, water, trees and other plants, then interpreting them with sumi-e. I’m […]

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Tarot and Craft Beer

Spring                                                                    New Shoulder Moon Went out last night to an Atlas Obscura/Denver event. Yes, this funky website now has local, meet-up like events in various cities. The one last night was on tarot, a presentation at the only in Denver, Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project. The presenter, Joy Vernon, has been reading tarot cards since 1991 […]

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Moving Forward, Cloud Dissipating

Imbolc                                                                             New Life Moon Under the New Life moon a new life has emerged, related to the old one, but different nonetheless. The trajectory and the distance of the change got a marker last night on the final evening of the kabbalah class on the mysticism of the Hebrew letters. I had my first art […]

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THC, Taxes and Kabbalah

Imbolc                                                                       New Life Moon Taxes mailed in. Two packages headed back to the land of sky blue waters. One to a soon-to-be 70 year old guy. Got more tramadol for Gertie and Rigel. Both of them are arthritic. We know how that feels. Spent an hour frustrating myself yesterday trying to use my sumi-e brushes […]

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Imbolc                                                                              New Life Moon The full new life moon had a cloudy cover as it rose in the east yesterday, a halo. Driving back from the Purim celebration last night it was moving west, though then in a clear sky, Orion visible nearby. This morning as I came up to the loft it sat near […]

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Uncertainty and Ambiguity Are My Friends

Winter                                                                Imbolc Moon Kabbalah last night. It’s an odd experience for me in some ways. I’m learning a lot, seeing how to see in a very new way, looking at the bones of the universe. The thought world of the kabbalists is strange and wonderful, allowing for a peak behind the curtain of creation. Yet. […]

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Zerizut. Mother letters.

Winter                                                                     Imbolc Moon Oh, my. Two nights out again. Bedtime missed by an hour, two last night. Resilience is not what it used to be and hasn’t been for a long time. Even so. Tuesday night was kabbalah, an exciting evening with Allen Rubin and Jamie investigating the mother letters, mem and shin, which appear […]

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Life is like an hourglass

Winter                                                                             Imbolc Moon This is a short piece from a book, 365 Tao: Daily Meditations. It’s day 350. It fits so well with kabbalah, as I’m finding Taoism often does. Life is like an hourglass Consciousness is the sand Imagine an hourglass. Its shape is like the symbol for infinity. Its form recalls the double […]

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The Grail and the Veil

Winter                                                               Moon of the Long Nights “The more I have looked into the Quest for the Grail, it is clear it is a Western form of Zen. There is no grail, it is understanding that the veil is the mystery of existence, it is nothing, but our interactions with everyone and everything.” Woolly and friend, […]

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