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Joseph Writing Colorado

Samain                                                                             Thanksgiving Moon Not sure what prompted the realization, but I became aware this last week that I’ve made three very important decisions in my life totally from my gut. 1979. The first one, the decision, no, the need, to become a father, have a family with kids came as what I characterized as a […]

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Not Your Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving. But, a good one anyhow.

Samain                                                                                  (full) Thanksgiving Moon (N.B. I love vintage images on the web. I’m including here some of the weird ones I found while checking out Thanksgiving.) We put out our best aluminum tins from Tony’s. Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, sage stuffing, green beans almondine. I plunged the plastic bag of turkey gravy in boiling water. […]

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Home(s)

Summer                                                                      Monsoon Moon The last day of summer. Lughnasa, which starts tomorrow on August 1st, marks the beginning of the harvest season. Though the growing season is not at all over, gathering in has begun and will only increase as we move through Mabon, the second harvest season and then end the harvest on Samain. […]

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Resilience

Spring                                                                    New Shoulder Moon As one of Dr. Agronin’s youngest informants said, even when physical decline and losses restrict one’s options, there remains the capacity to appreciate and approach each day with a sense of purpose. “It’s all about how you frame what you have,” she told him. He cites the concept of “positive aging” […]

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Kavanah

Fall                                                                         Joe and SeoAh Moon 2017 Woolly Mammoth Retreat Question. Three Mammoths are not yet 70, a couple at 70, four mid-70’s […]

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Third Phase Thoughts. Again.

Fall                                                              Harvest Moon We had a soaking, all day rain yesterday. Very humid east, not so much arid west. Temperatures were cool during the day […]

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Wherever you go, there you change.

Midsommar                                                             New (Kate’s) Moon If you’re an alcoholic like I am, you learn early in treatment that the geographical escape won’t work. Wherever you go, […]

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Sluuump

Midsommar                                                                Most Heat Moon Back to exercising yesterday. Yeah! Still a bit foggy in the am and my energy level remains subdued. Might be […]

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Shifts and Changes

Spring                                                                      New (Passover) Moon Writing can lay bare something hidden, perhaps something that needed excavation or something attached to a thread, even […]

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Delights and Horrors

Spring                                                                  Anniversary Moon The third phase, that phase after the career and nuclear family focused portion of our life has come to an […]

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