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Dark Though It Is

Samain                                                                      Thanksgiving Moon Extraordinary ordinary days. Yesterday. Two things in particular. SeoAh and I picked up Joe from the airport. On the way back we laughed and talked and told stories about the small things. Murdoch and Kepler’s tooth and claw moment. No blood was drawn and Murdoch learned about pack hierarchy. He rolled over. […]

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Face the Fear

Summer                                                                            Woolly Mammoth Moon At the Mussar Vaad Practice group we all come up with a practice for the coming month, a practice based on that month’s middah or character trait. Each month the congregation has a middah of the month. Emunah, or faith was the middah last month. My practice focused on sharpening doubt, […]

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T’ao Ch’ien

Beltane Ninth Day, Ninth Month T’ao Ch’ien, (365-427 A.C.E.) Slowly autumn comes to an end. Painfully cold a dawn wind thicks the dew. Grass round here will not be green again, Trees and leaves are already suffering. The clear air is drained and purified And the high white sky’s a mystery. Nothing’s left of the […]

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See

Spring                                                                            Mountain Moon Slate sky behind snow loaded lodgepole pines, Scraping blades scritch, push, push, push While more white falls, softening the edges. Our house has a white roof, like me. Find myself leaning into a favorite phrase of Bill Schmidt’s, “See what you’re looking at.” It’s a mantra now as I drive in the […]

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Hebrew Letters and Poetry

Imbolc                                                                       New Life Moon Working on my kabbalah presentation. Getting further into the sumi-e.

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Rumi

Samain                                                             Joe and SeoAh’s Moon Friend Bill Schmidt sent me this Rumi poem in response to my Pagan post (see below): Jalaluddin Rumi “What can I […]

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Live

Fall                                                                                   Harvest Moon My sister found this:

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Be Aware 8/17

Lughnasa                                                                Kate’s Moon Paths. The trait of watchfulness, of being aware, is not only about self-awareness. It is, in itself, a tool, one to […]

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Oh. Really?

Beltane                                                                         Moon of the Summer Solstice I guess it’s time to admit it. I’m a deeply religious guy, whatever […]

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Fire and Ice

Spring                                                                        Anniversary Moon Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of […]

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