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Simcah

Winter                                                                              Waxing Moon Kate’s wanting to get out and not just visits to medical facilities. Her stamina has improved some, she’s eating more. She’s still in the 80-82 zone, but I’m looking forward to her cracking 83. Then up from there. She’s laughing and smiling, things I didn’t see often over the last three months. […]

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Dulled

Winter                                                                          Waxing Moon A dull glaze coats my mind. Not all the time, but some. Forgetting things. Urgency softened, what to do next unclear. Forgot Deborah was doing the meditation at Jewish Studies. Slower at prepping for my Wednesday class. No painting. No writing. Drifting. Even with SeoAh and Murdoch’s energy infusing the house. Don’t […]

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A Feynman Method Explanation

Winter                                                                            Waxing Moon Richard Feynman, the physicist, had a technique for learning. It’s pretty straight forward in its explanation: Choose a Concept Teach it to a child Identify Gaps and Go Back to The Source Material Review and Simplify (optional) I’ve not used it before, but I’m going to try now with reimagining/reconstructing faith. I hope […]

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2018

Winter                                                                         Stent Moon Buddy Paul Strickland, living in Maine very close to New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy, has a year theme: Bumping into Wonder. I haven’t discussed it with him so I’m not even sure what a year theme is and I don’t know why he chose random acts of amazement. (though it’s […]

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Snow and Cold

Winter                                                                        Stent Moon It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, a couple of days late. 1 below this morning, fresh snow, just a bit. Black Mountain has on its winter dress. When I went to get the paper, the snow crunched beneath my feet and the air slapped my cheeks until they were red. […]

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Homemade

Winter                                                                       Stent Moon 10 degrees on Shadow Mountain. A couple of inches of fluffy powder fell over night, a minor storm compared to what had been predicted earlier. The lodgepoles have white flocking. Black Mountain hides behind a gray blue cloud. The neighbor’s Christmas lights, now past their expiry date, still glitter. Frustrated here by […]

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Hark, The Herald Angels Sang…

Winter                                                                                    Stent Moon Happily in pain.    2016 Not long after my December 1st, 2016, knee surgery, I had an odd moment. It was Hanukkah. Gabe and Ruth were plowing through their presents, and I sat on the couch, my leg up and some combination of pain meds circulating, morphine and oxycontin, I think. Ruth lit […]

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Sol Invictus

Winter                                                                                 Stent Moon The long night began to fall as I drove home from Swedish Hospital. It was only 4:30 or so, but the darkness had already come calling. It is not over yet, still dark here on Shadow Mountain. Black Mountain, out the window, is visible through a very gradual lightening of the sky. […]

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Winter

Winter                                                                          Stent Moon 4 years ago today we moved to Colorado. Yes, we moved in on the Winter Solstice, my favorite holiday of the whole year. It was snowy and cold, well below zero. We thought, oh, this is familiar. Seemed just like what we’d left. And, for four years now it has never been […]

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Hopeful

Samain                                                                          Stent Moon Kate’s once again on the 8th floor at Swedish, the general surgery floor. This, I imagine, in case she needs another bowel resection due to this most recent bleed. God, I hope not, but… I’m going in in an hour or so to see her, find out what we now know. Her […]

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