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Going to the movies

Lughnasa                                                                Waning Summer Moon In the spirit of the holiday weekend I’m relaxing before school starts, religious school that is. Getting ready has occupied my mind on some level every day since mid-June. Now that Alan and I have a plan, I’m giving myself these three days as a break. Feels great. Yesterday Kate and […]

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O.K. Weird.

Beltane                                                                      Sumi-e Moon In other news:  “…Mar-a-Lago, which is owned by the Trump Organization, was once a National Historic Landmark.”*  NYT article on folks who visit all 417 national parks and monuments. Including some, like Mar-a-lago, that have been decommissioned. *Mar-a-Lago (/ˌmɑːrəˈlɑːɡoʊ/) is a resort and National Historic Landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from […]

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Aickman

Beltane                                                                              Sumi-e Moon Trying my hand at a short story in the style of Robert Aickman. If you appreciate strange fiction with a literary style, then you’ll love Aickman. His work is as distinctive as Kafka and some use the term Aikmanesque to reference it, as the word Kafkaesque references Kafka’s unique style. Aickman uses […]

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Let the Games Begin

Beltane                                                                     Mountain Moon A local weather guy who lives on Conifer Mountain, on the left as we drive up Shadow Mountain Drive toward home, posts as wxgeek:    “The Red Flag Warning today is for southern Park County, and Teller county, but not for Jefferson County, so depends where you live, but consider fire danger elevated […]

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Semiotics of the American Back Windshield. The Continuing Saga

Spring                                                                               Mountain Moon On the left reads: We don’t need gun control, we need idiot control. As I read it, the driver of the pickup vanished.

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A Public Service Message

Spring                                                                             New Shoulder Moon Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals   NYT today

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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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Stuff From Out There

Imbolc                                                                    New Shoulder Moon A few random finds. The first one sent by sister Mary. It appeared in the Guardian. Romanian court tells man he is not alive      Constantin Reliu, 63, fails to overturn 2003 death certificate because he appealed too late.  Read the whole story at Guardian And, two from Post Secrets.  […]

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What Was I Thinking?

Samain (last day for this year)                   Long Nights Moon I’m having a crisis of sorts, it will pass and life will return to normal, probably later today, but right now I’m having an identity crisis. Remember those? Here’s a Psychology Today article about identity. As I took the short quiz at the bottom, I had […]

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Painted Ladies on Shadow Mountain

Lughnasa                                                                     Harvest (new) Moon Under the category of awe. In passing I noted a reference to butterflies being around in some […]

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