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Seeking Answers

Summer and the Lughnasa Moon Friday gratefuls: The Denver Post. All newspapers, covering the news, printing. The orange menace. Our 49 degree morning. Happy Camper and Cheeba Chews. Safeway. Tomatoes, lettuce, slider buns, potatoes. A less dire feeling there. Rigel and Kep. Easy in the morning. Kate’s stat lock. Her breathing easier last night. Nyquil. […]

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Downsize?

Winter and the Future Moon Monday gratefuls: Ruth and Jon skiing. Gabe peeling potatoes. Kate getting Murdoch upstairs. The picker at King Sooper. Having Sunday free of workout. Cleaning off my table. Organizing and preserving my paintings. Kate paying the bills. Ruth. Murdoch. My paintings. Whoa. Like my novels and my blog. I’ve done, I […]

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The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

Beltane                                                                                        Cancer Moon Today is the Indy 500. The 103rd. A long time. I’ve written here before about this race. Growing up in Indiana there are two sporting events that create a life-long spot in the heart, the Indy 500 and basketball, especially high school basketball. At the beginning of May the Indianapolis Star would […]

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Over the weekend

Spring                                                                        Rushing Waters Moon        

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My Age

Spring                                                                          Rushing Waters Moon Earth day. Gabe turns 11. At the baseball game I asked Gabe what would change when he turned 11. “My age,” he replied. He’s that kinda kid. Four signs of spring in three days. Pesach. Easter. A baseball game. Earth day. April is grandchild birthday month for us. Ruth, a sophisticated […]

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The Ides of April

Spring                                                                           Rushing Waters Moon Whoa. Tiger Woods won the Open. After 11 years of shame, rehab, shambling along. A victory for aging. For never letting go of the dream. For living into the present and the future, not being bridled by the past. I’m glad, for all of us. Tax day. Still puzzled by the […]

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Snow. Soup. Go.

Imbolc                                                                            Recovery Moon Wow. Bombogenesis! As the weather guys said, “We achieved bombogenesis.” I think they may be a bit too close to this whole thing. Anyhow this storm socked us in. 18 inches or so. Wet snow. Heavy. In fact the power lines sag under its weight and as a result the snowplows can’t […]

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Meteors, Around the World Solo, 430,000 mph!

Lughnasa                                                                   Monsoon Moon While the Golden Globe sailors round Africa, (see below), the night sky for the next three nights will give each sailor a spectacular show, the Perseid meteor showers. The moonless sky will be optimal for viewing this annual event. Meteors in the annual Perseid shower radiate from a point in the constellation […]

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Engines and Basketballs. Indiana.

Beltane                                                                                  Sumi-e Moon The 102nd running of the Indy 500 is over. Will Power won; Danica crashed. Big traffic jams and lots of beer. Noise. Green flags, yellow flags, and one checkered flag. I went once, long ago, maybe 1958. The mighty Novi V-8 was in the race and from our seat near the fourth […]

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Mountain Sounds

Beltane                                                                            Sumi-e Moon You might expect the cough of a mountain lion, the cries of magpies, mule deer and elk rustling through undergrowth, bugling in the fall, the sounds of the pines soughing as winds sweep down from Mt. Evans, perhaps even the violent poundings of the thunder storm the other night. And those sounds […]

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