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Zoom. Zoom.

Samain                                                                       Thanksgiving Moon Zoom. I remember balsa wood airplanes and matchbook cars. Both earned zoom, zoom, zoom. Later, listening to the Indy 500 on the radio, as I did for years the zoom, zoom, zoom of the Offenhauser engine that dominated that track, 27 wins, was background to the sportscaster’s calling of the race. Now […]

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Adversity unveils gratitude

Samain                                                                           Thanksgiving Moon The Days of Our Lives conflated with General Hospital and LA Law. That’s been the last six weeks or so. Adversity unveils gratitude. I mean it. I’ve seen it. I’ve lived it. Judging an incident or situation by its summary description: Kate’s bleed and four weeks away from home, Jon’s troubles with […]

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Merging Strengths

Samain                                                                      Healing Moon Friend Mark Odegard sent this to me, something he found in an old journal from his hippy days traveling the earth, searching, finding, losing. In the way of art, even to its creators, he saw something new when he came upon it this time: “Yesterday I saw in the drawing you and […]

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Just Say No to Despair

Fall                                                                            Healing Moon A guy could be forgiven for feeling despair. Climate change has turned the dial up on danger. In so many ways already and bound to worsen. Fascism is not just for Europe anymore. The Proud Boys, as one article I read the other day pointed out, are brown shirts. Thugs for a […]

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A Fool on the Hill

Fall                                                                                        Healing Moon I will not be attending the Woolly Mammoth’s centennial retreat (just kidding, 31 0r 32, something like that). But Charlie Haislet has proposed the Parsifal legend, the Grail quest, as a theme in the paragraph below. I’m going to write my answer here. Parsifal and the Grail quest – it still works […]

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Mabon, 2018

Mabon                                                                      Harvest Moon As I type the heading here, I can look up and see the aspen groves near the peak of Black Mountain. Like golden islands in a dark green ocean. Part of the ever changing beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Mabon is the second harvest holiday and comes on the autumnal equinox. (The […]

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A True North

Lughnasa                                                                Waning Summer Moon Still thinking about the north. In 1969 Judy and I left Connersville, Indiana, headed toward Appleton, Wisconsin. In my mind the landscape would be pine trees, glistening lakes, deer, lots of people in plaid shirts. Maybe still a lumberjack or two. Jack London’s White Fang, Call of the Wild, Sea-Wolf, Burning […]

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North

Lughnasa                                                                      Waning Summer Moon Reading two books right now, The Stranger in the Woods and Northland. They are oddly complementary. Northland recounts a three-year long journey by the author following the northern border across the U.S. It starts in Maine. This early part of his journey is through land very familiar to friends Paul and […]

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Hoaxer

Lughnasa                                                    Monsoon Moon Another interesting day. Wrote in the morning, then out to Lake Minnetonka for a few hours on the lake riding Falcor, Tom’s lucky dragon. It’s a Sundancer […]

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Unexpected

Lughnasa                                                        Monsoon Moon 70+ miles I drove yesterday morning. First over to Oak Grove, close to here, then to Stevens Square where I photographed the first Community Involvement […]

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