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Who. Are. You?

Lughnasa and the Lughansa Moon Saturday gratefuls: Yet more rain. Cool nights and mornings. A not so bad day for Kate. Derek. Shrimp and gnocchi. Re-reading Jennie’s Dead. Urge to paint coming back. Tom and his focus for our Sunday gathering, Ancient Friends. The Watchmen on HBO. Recursion by Coloradan Blake Crouch. Writing. Oil paints. […]

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The Old Home State

Summer and the Moon of Justice Friday & Saturday gratefuls: Cool mornings. Hot days. Waning of the tree pollen. Seoah and Joe. Smiling. Together. Kate. Her equanimous nature. Challenged. Ice cream. White Castle frozen sliders. Air conditioning. A medicated foam helping Kate’s stoma site. Puracyn. That damned virus. Changing us. The ongoing decompensation of Donald. […]

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#244

Summer and the Moon of Justice Saturday gratefuls: This country. These purple mountain majesties. The lakes of Minnesota. Lake Superior. Evergreen. Conifer. Shadow Mountain. The great plains, rippling wheat. Corn fields of Iowa. Lady Liberty. New York City. San Francisco. Puget Sound. The Colorado River. The Mississippi. The South. New England. The first lighters up […]

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At Her Funeral

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Thursday gratefuls: Gauze sponges. Wax o-rings for Kate’s leakage. Stoma powder. The chance to care for Kate. A forty degree morning on Shadow Mountain after 92 degrees in Denver on Monday. That silly Rigel, not acting her age. At all. Kep, the serious. Dog groomer today. The Kabbalah class. […]

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Waiting for Darkness

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Friday gratefuls: Our loyal freezer, now needing aid. Crowhill Appliance coming to fix it. All the Animals, each one, who gave their body for our food. Exhaustion. A clue for rest. Seoah’s help with the freezer. Kate’s feeding tube, jevity, pump. Sjogren’s, that sneaky disease. Mussar on zoom. Bathroom […]

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Sanshin Speaks

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Sunday gratefuls: Two Elk bucks, eating dandelions in our backyard. Kep, stepping on my eye in his surprise at seeing them. Seoah, bleary eyed, “I got video!” Sanshin reminding me of the reassurance he sent last June, just before I started radiation therapy. Reassuring me now. Wild neighbors. Who […]

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A Change in the Weather

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Saturday gratefuls: Gray rain Clouds over Black Mountain. The blue Sky behind and above them. The two young Bucks dining on our grass yesterday. This weakened body, ready to be free from Lupron…and cancer. Protests. And, the protesters. The police. Those whose lives have been damaged in the last […]

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900 lbs .10 oz

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Friday gratefuls: Shavuot. Rabbi Jamie. Tara. Marilyn. Alan. Ron. Rich. Judy. Susan. Sleeping well, always good. Oxygen concentrators. The engineers who designed them. As Mark said yesterday in an e-mail, remember your well pump. Wildfire. Soap. Lysol. Used in the right places, of course. Bleach. Shampoo. Laundry detergent. The […]

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Nature Boy

Beltane and the Corona Lunacy II Saturday gratefuls: Rain. Soaking in, helping us all up here. Weakness yesterday. A bit down, a bit luproned, a bit tired. Worked out anyhow. Persistence. Seoah’s laugh. Kate’s good spirits. Rigel, who slept in her safe place because of the thunder. This computer, a reliable servant. My gas heater […]

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Shansin. Again.

Beltane and the Corona Lunacy II Monday gratefuls: Shansin. Four Mule Deer Does in the yard this morning. Romertopf. The Chicken that gave its life for our meal. Potatoes. Onions. Carrots. Garlic. Sesame oil. Old friends: Tom, Bill, Mark, Paul. Poetry. Wine for Kate. Those who wear masks. Those who don’t. These Mountains. Their Trees. […]

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