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Pilgrimage

Summer                                                                                    Monsoon Moon Returning to the auld sod. September of two years ago was my last trip to Minnesota, that one for a day long Woolly Mammoth retreat in Stillwater. This time it’s Groveland UU’s 25th anniversary and their acceptance as a covenanting community of the UUA. Kate and I were part of Groveland from […]

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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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What Is Your Kiva?

Spring                                          Hare Moon Santa Fe.  Staying in a reasonably priced motel right in the heart of adobe filled Santa Fe.  The cathedral featured in Death Comes for the Archbishop is only a block or two […]

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Soil Test

Lughnasa                                                                     Harvest Moon Soil tests create the information base for deciding on what products and what amount of them to use […]

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Garden Diary: Beginning of the Soil Drenches and Foliar Sprays

Summer                                                            New (First Harvest) Moon When we installed the landscaping, we asked for low maintenance.  I still remember the skeptical look on Merle’s face.  “Well, I […]

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It’s Growing On Me

Beltane                                                                                    Solstice Moon Becoming a horticulturist takes time.  Time learning plants, learning pests, learning […]

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