We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Archive for the 'Mussar' Category

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. […]

Read the rest of this entry »

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Fumes

Winter and the Future Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Debra Cope, who came by for dinner. Safeway for deli salad and the baguette. The E-collar that solved the Murdoch no come in problem. Kate’s advice in that matter, and in so many others. Gertie, who will not let up on being a rascal. Mike who put in […]

Read the rest of this entry »

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Undetectable!

Winter and the Future Moon Friday gratefuls: Mussar. The folks there, the down deep discussions. Yesterday, boredom was the topic. The actors in Resurrection: Ertugrul. For Radical Judaism, by Art Green. That sweet Gertie, who lay with her head on my pillow most of the night. Jon and our dinner at Aki on Broadway. The […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Monet

Samain and the Fallow Moon Kate and I went to see the Monet exhibit at the Denver Museum of Art. First outing for Kate in quite a while. Lesley, a fellow mussarite, architect and art historian, led the tour as a DMA docent. Christoph Heinrich, director of the DMA, wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on Monet […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Mundane

Samain and the Fallow Moon Stayed out late Tuesday, for us past 8 pm. Makes the next day slow. Tried to get into the resistance work, couldn’t. Muscles complained. Did thirty minutes on the treadmill. In to see my ophthalmologist. (spelling gets me every time) Glaucoma check. Every six months for over 20 years. Now […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Simcha

Fall and the Sukkot Moon Over to Aspen Roots. No, not a nursery, our hair stylist Jackie’s place. We’re as beautiful as we can get for a couple of days. Thence to King Sooper for soup ingredients: golden leek and potato. Picked up fresh sage, fresh thyme, leeks, Yukon Gold potatoes. And, some pita chips […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Simcha

Lughnasa and the Harvest Moon Hmmm. A bit over eager again. For all my equanimity about cancer I’ve made some moves that reveal a reservoir of anxiety. When I wrote my urologist initially about my PSA rise, I convinced myself that I’d overstated it, moved the decimal point in error. I said this out loud […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Old Guy. New Tricks.

Lughnasa and the Harvest Moon Old guy. New tricks. Took our 2018 Rav4 into the shop yesterday for an oil change. Waited in the Toyota temple as I always do, this time reading Neal Stephenson’s newest: Fall, or Dodge in Hell. These waiting areas are third spaces in architectural parlance, places where strangers gather and […]

Read the rest of this entry »