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Protecting.

Samain                                                                       Stent Moon October, the healing moon. November, the recovery moon. December, the stent moon. A quarter of a year with an intense focus on keeping Kate alive and then making her well. Well, well worth it. Last night, an odd, sad, disturbing, necessary evening. If you’ve ever encountered preparedness training for a business, school, […]

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Joseph Writing Colorado

Samain                                                                             Thanksgiving Moon Not sure what prompted the realization, but I became aware this last week that I’ve made three very important decisions in my life totally from my gut. 1979. The first one, the decision, no, the need, to become a father, have a family with kids came as what I characterized as a […]

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I like this guy

Samain                                                               Thanksgiving Moon Happy to have some good news to report about Jon. Went to his court date yesterday. His inner attitude seems to be shifting away from anger about the divorce (understandable, but not helpful) toward getting on with his life, accepting the constraints of the restraining order (unreasonable, but legally enforceable, as he […]

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Not Your Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving. But, a good one anyhow.

Samain                                                                                  (full) Thanksgiving Moon (N.B. I love vintage images on the web. I’m including here some of the weird ones I found while checking out Thanksgiving.) We put out our best aluminum tins from Tony’s. Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, sage stuffing, green beans almondine. I plunged the plastic bag of turkey gravy in boiling water. […]

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A Permeable Self

Samain                                                                  Thanksgiving Moon Tarnas uses Jung to make a bridge to astrology. First, he credits depth psychology, especially Freud and Jung, with moving Enlightenment rationality into the realm of a neo-primal worldview. The collective unconscious is a vast sea in which we all swim, our inner life effected by and effecting this outer context. That […]

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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 Fortnight Ago

Fall                                                                              Healing Moon As I drove home yesterday from Brookdale Green Mountain Rehab, the healing moon was a sickle in the evening sky with gaseous Jupiter a planetary pendant sparkling beneath. This morning as I walked up to the loft Orion stood tall in the southern sky, guarding the entrance to winter, to the fallow […]

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