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Ättestupa

Spring and the Corona Luna Wednesday gratefuls: Garbage collectors, workers at power plants, cleaners in all places, showing us how important “menial” labor can be. Kate in her sewing room!! Yeah. Sewed on some buttons, made some mug rugs. Seoah doing grocery shopping for us. Brenton and his many pictures, videos, obvious joy being with […]

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Let It Be

Spring and the Corona Luna Sunday gratefuls: Technology, not our savior, but a friend. Brenton and his 3,500 steps. Bob Dylan and his new song, Murder Most Foul. The Weight, by the Band. Pictures of Murdoch coming from Loveland. Zoom. Over the wires, over the air, over the ocean and across the desert. Wow. Each […]

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Locked In Syndrome

Spring and the Corona Luna Friday gratefuls: That I started this section before C.V. Grocery stores and their employees. Pharmacies. Gas stations. Most of all, still, nurses, docs. Hospital and E.R. employees. Lab workers. Garbage collectors. Brenton White. Murdoch, who will be sprung from doggie juvie tomorrow. Seoah’s northern South Korea soup. Tasty. Kate’s victory […]

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Evil Bastard

Mammon’s dumbest disciple wants to become Moloch’s agent, too. Today’s Washington Post: “Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts” Since infants and the elderly die most, he’s trying to feed infants to the Dow Jones average. I don’t know any gods that wanted elderly sacrifices, though there […]

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AC/DC

Spring and the Leap Year Moon Thursday gratefuls: Snow pellets hitting me as I walked out for the newspaper. Blue gray sky as the sun rises behind clouds. Corned beef and cabbage. The equinox, today. Brother Mark, learning new skills. Seoah taking Murdoch for a walk. Kate, a strong woman as friend Debra said. Our […]

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The Cowboy Way

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon When we moved here, I imagined a lot more cowboy boots, stetsons, and cowboy themed places. There are cowboy boots, our hair stylist Jackie says she wears nothing else, and in any restaurant (back when we could go to restaurants) a certain percentage of folks will have on a […]

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On the Mountain Top

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Tuesday gratefuls: the quiet viral holiday. we’re tackling this together. Brother Mark, who faces an uncertain situation in Saudi Arabia. Seoah, who decided to stay another two months. Joe, who misses her. All those facing uncertainty: restaurant and bar workers here. Gym employees, theater employees. All those working minimum […]

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Why are we so vulnerable?

“When this current pandemic subsides, and we can catch our breath, we need to ask: Why are we so vulnerable?’’ said Michael T. Osterholm, who is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. wapo Osterholm was the state epidemiologist in Minnesota for a long time, now he’s […]

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Furbizia

Imbolc and the Full Leap Year Moon Monday gratefuls: the full Leap Year Moon over Black Mountain. Sunday and its odd hangover from years past. Buddy Mark Odegard’s book. Marilyn Saltzman’s book. 12 Whiny Jews, the Purim spiel at CBE this Wednesday. DogsonDeployment for good process. Rigel who rode with me to the post office. […]

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Turning in my Card

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Art Green, for his honest and brave book, Corrine and Brenton for their potential willingness to host Murdoch, the cool breeze last night, Dr. Gidday, my internist for over 5 years, Alan, Brook’s Tavern, two-hearted fish, The Wildflower Cafe, Evergreen, Black Mountain Drive Breakfast yesterday with Alan, […]

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