We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

First Amendment

Winter                                                            Waning Moon of the Winter Solstice Walker stands with national peers in support of artistic freedom.  This is a big deal and I’m proud to be part of a community and an artistic/museum community that supports artistic freedom. 54 years ago I began carrying newspapers for the Alexandria Times-Tribune, a paper route that went […]

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All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

Fall                                                                             Waxing Harvest Moon Identification quiz.  Can you find Charlie Ellis in this class composite?  Hint, for some reason he’s the only one with a sport coat and tie.  In the third grade!

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A Life in Ruins: Part II

Fall                                    Waning Back to School Moon When I visited Angkor in 2005, I wrote a piece for my Pilgrimage series entitled, A Life in Ruins.  Ephesus, Delphi, Delos,Rome. Pompeii, numerous civil war battlefields and Attuthya are among the many ruins I’ve visited, trying to piece together from blocks of stone, information plaques and Blue Guides […]

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Friends

Fall                               Waning Back to School Moon October 3nd, Western Hotel, Camp Chesterfield 8:35 am Had breakfast again in the Maxon Cafeteria, just east of the Western Hotel. It was late enough that the crowd here for John “Medicine Bear” Doerr’s workshop, Becoming a Spiritual Warrior, had already eaten, so I dined alone. Oatmeal and bacon. […]

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Here Comes the Parade

Fall                               Waning Back to School Moon Had no internet connection at camp Chesterfield. October 1st, 2010 9 pm Chesterfield Spiritualist Camp, Chesterfield Indiana Rm 219, The Western Hotel Drove down from Lafayette taking interstates because I wanted to have time for a nap. Got here about 2 and took an hour long nap. The room […]

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Going Home

Lughnasa                                              Waxing Back To School Moon Ah, well.  It seems the bug has won.  A cold.  Again.  After two years of relative health, I’ve had three colds in as many months. My 45th high school reunion, for which I purchased tickets and made hotel reservations a month ago, has shifted a bit.  Early notices said […]

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Oh, Yeah? How’d It Go?

Summer                                                  Waning Strawberry Moon We keep our walkin’ around money at the Credit Union, Associated Health Care Workers.  I like credit unions because they’re small and friendly, unlike our mortgage holder, Wells Fargo, who has shafted us time and again.  The credit union knows who we are.  I went in today to pick up our […]

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Ordinary Stuff

Beltane                                       Waxing Strawberry Moon The half Strawberry moon hangs just above the basswoods in our woods.  The night has a velvet texture, not the Elvis portrait kind but the backing for a stunning diamond necklace kind.  The moon lays upon it as a gem of unique character, instead of fire it has a subtle glow, […]

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Reaching Back in Time

Beltane                      Waxing Hungry Ghost Moon We’re only a week away from the summer solstice, but you could not tell it from our current weather.  We’ve had a cool, rainy streak that has made work outside appealing.  It’s also given the weeds considerable encouragement. The internet allows a look-up phenom that you’ve no doubt experienced at […]

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A Drive Down Mainstreet of My Hometown

Beltane                                      Full Planting Moon Ah, the internet.  It can suck you in and keep you in place longer than you intended.  I found this quirky video, a drive on Harrison Street, the main street of Alexandria.  If you notice the Masonic Lodge he shows about halfway through, our house was just behind it, flanked by […]

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