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A Good Saturday

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Sunday gratefuls: Kate, always. Jon. Ruth. Gabe. Joe. Seoah. Tara. Alan. Bill. Tom. Paul. Mark. Diane. Mary. Mark. Rigel. Kep. Derek. Those in close. Grateful for each of you this week. Different reasons, same love. Driving Shadow Mountain Drive early yesterday. Like a vacation morning, getting up early to hike […]

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We live here

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Saturday gratefuls: Beef stroganoff and egg noodles from Easy Entrees. Waking early. Rigel sleeping, wouldn’t get up. Safeway open at 6 a.m. Nobody there. The Mountains at dawn. Muted behind the tree cover, with the sun coming up as glory, rays leading the way over the peaks to the east. […]

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Hard Stuff

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Thursday gratefuls: Amber. Lisa and the humming bird feeder. Dr. Pullikottli. Kate’s fingers healing. Ruby and her a.c. Mule Deer Buck. The intimacy of difficulty. All those carboniferous trees and plants that gave their lives so I can drive my car. Electric Cars. Go, Tesla. Echocardiograms. Chicken breasts. Read to […]

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Who. Are. You?

Lughnasa and the Lughansa Moon Saturday gratefuls: Yet more rain. Cool nights and mornings. A not so bad day for Kate. Derek. Shrimp and gnocchi. Re-reading Jennie’s Dead. Urge to paint coming back. Tom and his focus for our Sunday gathering, Ancient Friends. The Watchmen on HBO. Recursion by Coloradan Blake Crouch. Writing. Oil paints. […]

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The Mountains skipped like rams

Summer and the (new moon), the Lughnasa Moon (moon of the first harvest) Monday gratefuls: Clean floors and toilets. Chex Mix. Cinnamon rolls. Shrimp. Claussen’s picked up the pallets. Neowise. Samwise. Tolkien. Robert Penn Warren. The harem of Elk in the lower meadow. The confused Mule Deer Buck on Shadow Mountain Drive. All of our […]

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Needed

Summer and the Moon of Justice Wednesday gratefuls: Mary’s recovery. Nasal polyp removal. Anitha, her bestie caring for her at home. Meeting with our financial advisor, RJ. Zoom. The health of our corpus. The three Earth countries sending visitors to Red Mars. Tianwen, Perseverance, Hope. China, USA, UAE. The night sky. Our stumpless front yard. […]

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Better than certainly dead

Summer and the Moon of Justice Tuesday gratefuls: Oncology. Lupron. Prostate cancer. Radiation. Surgery. Dr. Eigner. Angst. Mary getting better. Anitha. Joe and Seoah. Firefighters, slurry droppers, air tankers, hotshot crews all working on the Evergreen Fire. Hard day. Drove out to Lone Tree, about an hour east and south of here, the same place […]

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The Old Home State

Summer and the Moon of Justice Friday & Saturday gratefuls: Cool mornings. Hot days. Waning of the tree pollen. Seoah and Joe. Smiling. Together. Kate. Her equanimous nature. Challenged. Ice cream. White Castle frozen sliders. Air conditioning. A medicated foam helping Kate’s stoma site. Puracyn. That damned virus. Changing us. The ongoing decompensation of Donald. […]

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Go Away From My Window

Summer and the Moon of Justice Thursday gratefuls: A less than .1 PSA. Lowest it can be for that test. Amber, the wound care nurse. Lisa, the receptionist and friendly person. Finally getting an appointment to clear up the angry skin around Kate’s feeding tube. Iowa pork. Napa Cabbage. Publication of the Grammar of Holiness […]

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A New Covenant

Summer and the Moon of Justice Wednesday gratefuls: Mountain Waste. The Claussens, coming for my pallets. The much improved back. Mowed. Most of the detritus picked up and moved. Photographs from Scott of the Woollies at George Floyd’s death site. Sjogren’s, not Covid. Pork ribeye. Napa Cabbage. The heat. The coolness of the morning. Garbage […]

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