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Whole lotta billin’ goin’ on

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Mussar MVP. Silence. Guarding speech. Ron. Susan. Jamie. Marilyn. Rich. Kate. Tara. Judy. Rigel’s temperature down to 102.1. Our emergency fund. Vanguard. Peak Windows. We can see clearly now. Kep keeping his humans safe. Clean gutters. Getting my password back for solar panel monitoring. Our mailbox with […]

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Give me liberty, or give me death. Hold my beer: the coronavirus.

Summer and the Moon of Sorrow Thursday gratefuls: Seoah’s back in Singapore. In quarantine. Texting us about how much she misses us. Us, too. Seoah and Joe on the same soil. Finally. Kate’s improving spirits. Blocking the leakage, some skin improvement. Treatments for Kep’s hotspots. Prednisone and Cephalexin. An empty house. Learning from Seoah about […]

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One Day at a Time

Summer and the Moon of Justice Wednesday gratefuls: Simplicity. Does this idea bring me joy? Kondoing my thinking. Maybe. MVP. Rich. Susan. Marilyn. Tara. Judy. Zoom. Covid’s forced introspection. What matters in our daily life? What doesn’t? Seoah between Narita and Singapore. Picture of her with mask and faceshield on the plane. Kate finding Kep’s […]

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I witness. I wait.

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Thursday gratefuls: MVP last night on calmness of soul. Calmness of soul. Kate’s many improvements, her seder practice. Seoah’s frittata. Rain. Thunder. Another cool morning. Pictures of nearby bears on Nextdoor Shadow Mountain. One really big guy. Cataracts maturing. The morning sun, rising bright. I have no clue how […]

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A Red Flag

Beltane and the Corona Lunacy II Thursday gratefuls: Kate, sewing. Seoah, laughing. Rigel, sleeping hard. Kep, eager to get up, get breakfast. 34 degrees this morning. High Winds, low humidity, lots of sunshine=red flag warning. Masks. The Lodgepole blown over yesterday. Equanimity. Mussar. Kabbalah class yesterday. Missed opportunities for exercise. Dave and Deb. High Winds […]

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Speak

Beltane and the Corona Lunacy II Wednesday gratefuls: The steer that gave his life for our ribeye. The potato, long underground, now eaten. Sweet corn. Mushrooms. Garlic. And, the helpers, butter, Tony’s prime rib rub. Seoah’s cleaning. Kate’s bowl hot pads. More sewing by her. A Red Flag Warning day. Second in a row. Heightened […]

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You’re Getting There

Beltane and the Corona Lunacy II Sunday gratefuls: Jon, Ruth, Gabe. Joe, Seoah. Kate. Myself. The cool, 25 degree night. Bright Sun and a cerulean Sky. The waning gibbous Moon, high in the west. Rigel, Kep. Gertie. Old friends and new. CBE. Ruby. Ivory. Coronavirus. Cancer. COPD. Stay at home, self imposed. So many hermits. […]

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Seder

Spring and Corona Lunacy II Thursday gratefuls: For the mussar evening group. Order. &, disorder. Buddies Mark Odegard and Jim Johnson for their creative engines, still running. Rich Levine’s work sheet for last night’s class. Seoah’s Swedish meatballs. No, really. Joe’s beard. A handsome one. Kate sewing masks. The coronavirus. What it has revealed and […]

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World. Changed.

Spring and the Leap Year Moon Friday gratefuls: Ted of All Trades for two pushes yesterday. A beautiful snowday. Mussar on Zoom. Kate on camera. Rigel, hip deep in the snow. Leftover cabbage and corned beef. Each of you. Isolation. A changing world. Internet. DSL. Black Mountain, Shadow Mountain. And on we go together, separate. […]

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DoD

Imbolc and the Leap Year moon Friday gratefuls: Kate’s work with Carol, the hand therapist. Valet service at Swedish. Blue skies, active solar snow shovel. Joe getting approved for DogsonDeployment! Yeah. All those who’ve signed up as potential dog boarders through DoD. Dogs and how much they mean to us. Dinner with Jon tonight. We […]

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