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Top of His Class

Summer                                      Waxing Grandchildren Moon Joe graduated top of his class for the third time today:  top scope at Tyndall in basic Air Battle Management and Distinguished Graduate for his Robbin’s AFB (current assignment) JSTAR’s work as well as a program for new lts.  A colonel said, “We’ve never had anybody finish with 100% before.”  Another […]

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USAF Officers Attacked!

81  bar falls 29.99 0mph S dew-point 59  Summer, sunny and hot Waning Gibbous Flower Moon Each year in late June a convergence of heat, humidity, sun intensity and the growth of weeds combine to make gardening an early morning task for me.  The toddler trees, planted last year, had a considerable collection of weeds […]

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The Air Redolent With Lilac

61  bar steady 29.84  0mph N dew-point 52  Beltane, night First Quarter of the Flower Moon The first quarter moon has a mask quality, one side lit and the other dark, but showing just a bit.  It’s as if the moon wears a Venetian mardi gras mask, one side white, the other black.  Maybe if […]

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The O Club

73  bar falls 29.59  0mph E  dew-point 63  Beltane, cloudy Waxing Crescent of the Flower Moon Finished putting down Preen in the flower beds.  The straw for mulch in the vegetable beds took a bit longer, but not much.  The beets have grown, as have their bedmates, the carrots.  The corn is ankle high by […]

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So Many Quirks and Oddities

63  bar steep rise 29.65  0mph NW dew-point 54  Beltane, night Waxing Crescent of the Flower Moon Low on the southwest horizon, just above the tree line the Flower Moon crescent floated in a light blue sky just before sunset.  A cloud went across it, a gauze curtain drawing over a crescent shaped lamp.  The cloud […]

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Trees and Thermonuclear Weapons

65  bar steep rise 29.43  0mph SSE  dew-point 54   Beltane, cloudy and cool                  Waxing Crescent of the Flower Moon On the way out to Denver The Leid Conference Center at the Arbor Day Foundation farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The first night I spent at this conference center.  Here is the main entry hall: […]

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Night

54  bar rises  30.12 0mph N dew-point 43  Beltane Waning Gibbous Hare Moon Night has come.  Again.  I’m a fan of the night time.  That’s one reason the Winter Solstice has become my major holiday.  The night is a time of healing, of recuperation, rest.  Yes, it has a violent and terrifying side, but, like […]

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Heart Awhirl

68  bar steady 29.90 1mph NE dew-point 38  Beltane, sunny and warm Waning Gibbous Hare Moon Family business meeting. We’re doing fine in the cash department and in investments, too.  That means Kate will be able to retire when she wants, a couple of years from now.  I look forward to having her here full-time.  Our […]

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Rites of Passage

41 bar steady 29.46 15mph NNW dewpoint 36  Beltane Waning Crescent Moon of Growing I’ve let this weather put me in a bit of a funk, a sort of psychic downdraft.  Nothing major.  Reinforced by my now non-functioning treadmill.  Not exercising is not good for my mental or emotional health.  I have to get that situation […]

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Boundaries–Moving Beyond Them

78  bar steep fall 30.01 2mph ESE dewpoint 26  Spring Waning Gibbous Moon of Growing Each discipline has its boundary terms. In professional sports of any kind the key boundary word is amateur.  In anthropology ethnocentric thinking brands you an outsider.  In philosophy illogical thought is beyond the discipline’s purview.  In faith traditions there are many words, […]

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