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Nature Boy

Beltane and the Corona Lunacy II Saturday gratefuls: Rain. Soaking in, helping us all up here. Weakness yesterday. A bit down, a bit luproned, a bit tired. Worked out anyhow. Persistence. Seoah’s laugh. Kate’s good spirits. Rigel, who slept in her safe place because of the thunder. This computer, a reliable servant. My gas heater […]

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Deep Guidance

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Sunday gratefuls: An extra day in my birthday month. DogsonDeployment and the three folks who responded right away. Seoah’s careful scrutiny of the profiles. Kate’s help with Corrine, who called from DoD. Blue skies and warm temps. Atlas Obscura. The Rocky Mountain Land Library. Jon’s offer to stay with […]

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Downsize?

Winter and the Future Moon Monday gratefuls: Ruth and Jon skiing. Gabe peeling potatoes. Kate getting Murdoch upstairs. The picker at King Sooper. Having Sunday free of workout. Cleaning off my table. Organizing and preserving my paintings. Kate paying the bills. Ruth. Murdoch. My paintings. Whoa. Like my novels and my blog. I’ve done, I […]

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Stick to it

Winter and the Full Future Moon shining through the lodgepole pines in the west Friday gratefuls: for the Mussar group. for the Daf Yomi, now day seven. for the chance to do the Murdoch mitzvah. for the fresh new snow. for the 12 degree weather, what they call here, Stock Show weather. for Black Mountain […]

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Get Your Hands Dirty

Just to show you I’m not only about death and cancer. Here’s a response I wrote to Bill Schmidt after reading this article, “Modernity, Faith, and Martin Buber,” from the New Yorker. He passed it along from his friend Nancy. Bill, it took me a while, but I did get around to the Buber article […]

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The Future of Food

Imbolc                                                                           New Shoulder Moon Mentioned The Third Plate a few posts ago. A book by chef Dan Barber, owner of the Blue Hill restaurant in Manhattan and a principle in the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Westchester County. FARMER’S FEAST$108 DAILY MENU$95 SELECT TASTING OR DAILY MENU Rotation Grains smoked farmer’s cheese […]

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A Horticulturist

Imbolc                                                                           New Life Moon As my melancholy continues to lift, new and old values push themselves forward, wanting to be included or excluded. I didn’t, for example, attend the Democratic caucus last night. Though I did want to be home for Kate, who uncharacteristically has anxiety about her upcoming surgery, Sjogren’s adds an unknown, I […]

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Metaphor? Of course.

Fall                                                                               Harvest Moon The tree of life, the tree of immortality guarded by the angel with the […]

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Think Again

Beltane                                                                Moon of the Summer Solstice Reimagining Faith has been a project of mine since I slipped out of the Unitarian Universalist world leaving behind […]

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Boys and their Tractors

Lughnasa                                                            Lughnasa Moon Into St. Paul this morning for another America Votes meeting at the Minnesota Nurses Association. Solid, information packed as usual. On the way […]

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