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A New Covenant

Summer and the Moon of Justice Wednesday gratefuls: Mountain Waste. The Claussens, coming for my pallets. The much improved back. Mowed. Most of the detritus picked up and moved. Photographs from Scott of the Woollies at George Floyd’s death site. Sjogren’s, not Covid. Pork ribeye. Napa Cabbage. The heat. The coolness of the morning. Garbage […]

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Juneteenth

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Friday gratefuls: A cooling rain, significant. The lack of yellow stains on the asphalt. The pollen season may be waning. Talking to Joe last night. Clean Rigel. Clean Kepler. Sashimi. Roasted chicken. Seoah and Joe together, far apart. CBE. Jamie and his teaching. Art Green, for such a heart […]

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Neck-Deep

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Friday gratefuls: George Lloyd. Derek Chauvin. Dave. This wonderful country, naked and bleeding in its streets. Rabbi Jamie, speaking truth. Slavery. If any one is in chains, can any of us be free? Even with AK 47’s? Our hearts, filled with sorrow. All-season tires on Ruby. Sitting on 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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First Draft Presentation

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon                                 Shadow Mountain Midrash “We need to reshape our religious languages in such a way that they will inspire the great collective act of teshuvah, “return” or “repentance,” required of us at this moment.” Radical Judaism, Art Green, p. 8 Green’s book is honest and radical, character traits I […]

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Bereshit

Imbolc and the thin waning crescent of the Shadow Mountain Moon Friday gratefuls: Kate’s increased stamina. She went to mussar in the afternoon and a board meeting at night. Seoah’s Italian potato pancakes. Hearing happy Korean when I returned home last night, Seoah on the phone with her Virginia friend. Joe’s working with dogsondeployment. Might […]

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Call Brigid

Imbolc and the waning crescent of the Shadow Mountain Moon Wednesday gratefuls: The cold. Fresh snow. Murdoch. Kep. Rigel. Gertie. Ruth. Jon. Gabe. Seoah. Kate. Joe. This body I inhabit. The idea of soul. Panentheism. Monism. (Priority Monism). The moon and its phases. Mother earth in all her garbs. Fresh water. Sea water. All the […]

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Midrash of Ordinary Things

Imbolc and the waning crescent of the Shadow Mountain Moon Tuesday gratefuls: Colors. White snow. Green lodgepole pines. Black sky. Blue sky. Pink skin. Pale coffee skin. Fur. Kep’s. Rigel’s. Hats for us bald guys. Gloves. Coats. My Chilean fjord scarf knit with love. Coffee. That first bitter taste in the morning. Eggs. Bacon. Rice […]

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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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Rocking my inner boat

Winter and the Full Future Moon (98%) Thursday gratefuls: for the Geek Squad guy who came to install our microwave. for his calling out an electrical problem. for Altitude Electric for coming next Monday. for the Geek Squad coming back next Saturday. for the first session in the Human Narrative, the Kabbalah class using Art […]

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