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A Profound Week

Samain                                                                     Thanksgiving Moon Bit of winter. 9 degrees here on Shadow Mountain this morning. No snow and little snow for us in the forecast. Though. Across the divide they’re getting good snow. Our snowpack is 119% of normal and way ahead of last year. Important data for so many people. Friday and Saturday were more […]

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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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Domesticity

Samain                                                              Thanksgiving Moon Warmer, 31, and cloudy. The waning Thanksgiving Moon lit my morning walk to the loft through a veil of patchy cumulus. The neighbor in the rental put up an inflatable turkey with a pilgrim hat a week or so ago. Now there’s a Northpole sign on their mailbox, a Santa Claus and […]

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Life is good.

Samain                                                                       Thanksgiving Moon As the moon gains presence in the sky, waxing until November 23rd, Kate’s weight has started to increase. May it continue. Here’s some interesting information about the November full moon.* Big hugs all round. SeoAh and Joe and Murdoch left yesterday at 10 am. We’ll miss them. The house feels less energetic […]

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Now

Fall                                                                       Healing Moon Full healing moon over Black Mountain this morning. Cool, but not cold temps. 34 right now. Hazy, milky sky. Water in our pipes. Food in the refrigerator. Kate at home. SeoAh helping. Shadow Mountain life rolls on. Yesterday is over. Once the Living Water truck got here and started pulling pipe, I […]

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Live pump going in the ground

Fall                                                                    Healing Moon A few photos of the new pump emplacement and one video:

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Dead pump lying in the ground

Fall                                                                        Healing Moon Well pump dead a couple of hundred feet under the surface. It will cost about the same as I’m projecting Kate’s hospital co-payments. Oh, joy. Right now I’m feeling beat down, labile. I know this is just today’s trouble. And, I know that I’ve solved it. Living Water will have the pump […]

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One g*&$%!m thing after another

Fall                                                                                  Healing Moon Sometimes. Piling on. You’ve heard of it, right? Jumping on the quarterback or wide receiver or tail back with more big bodies after they’re already down, stopped. Well, SeoAh telling me last night that there was a water problem. Piling on. For a reason I do not understand we have no water. […]

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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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