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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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Greenman

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Tuesday grateful: The Lughnasa moon just setting below Black Mountain. That one violet volunteering near our front steps. The daisies. The faint whoosh of folks going to work. Ruth. Her eagerness to see us. Their garden and her joy in it. Seeing Patty yesterday. Banking. Socrates, the teller. Gardening. At […]

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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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Here We Go

Summer and the Lughnasa Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Trash pickup. Significant rain yesterday and last night. Coolness. Kate’s reading. Right now, All the King’s Men. Her honesty. The deepening of our time together. Mutuality. More of that. Turbination. Money. CBE. Zoom. Lights. Electricity. Solar panels. My keyboard. The third phase. Week I, vacation. Missing my workouts […]

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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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Day Two: Vacation

Summer and the Moon of Justice Friday gratefuls: Darkening. Longer nights. Rain. Cool weather. Tears. Kate, always Kate. Seoah yesterday on Kakao. Joe, too. Peak Windows. Black Mountain. My staycation. Murphy’s Smoke House. Amber. Time. New perspective. Space. Immanuel Kant. Philosophy. Gov. Polis’ finally orders masks. The waning of Trump’s influence on the Covid outbreak. […]

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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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Monday, Monday

Summer and the Moon of Justice Monday gratefuls: Sleep. Slept in this am. Gettin’ things done. Carne asada from Tony’s. Cooking. Coffee. Water. Gas and fire. Compressors. The freezer. The refrigerator. Rain yesterday. Madam Secretary. Patriotism. Colorado. Minnesota. Indiana. Wisconsin. Crete. Knossos. Ephesus. Delphi. Angkor Wat. Cahokia. The Colosseum. The Appian Way. Ovid. The Metamorphsis. […]

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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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Ordinary Time

Summer and the full Moon of Justice peaking over Black Mountain Monday gratefuls: Seeing Jon, Ruth, Gabe. Rain. Cooling a hot day. Beau Jo’s pizza. Folks in masks in Evergreen. Simple Green. A good mop. Lysol and Tough wipes. Clean toilets and floors. The whole yard looking neater. Seoah closer to finishing quarantine. Old friends. […]

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