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Art and Politics

Samain                              Moon of the Winter Solstice   In to the city to meet with Justin, Sierra Club’s lobbyist and policy wonk.  We’re putting together a campaign strategy for this upcoming session.  I love the ins and outs of politics, the practical, […]

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Moving From the Theoretical to the Concrete

Lughnasa                                            Waxing Back to School Moon Kate has had a nasty cold since Monday and I can feel it trying to claw its way up my esophagus, making my throat scratchy.  My hope is that the recent two time bout I had with some bug in July, then August has revved up my immune system.  […]

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Vita brevis, ars longa

Imbolc                                       Waning Wild Moon Sheepshead tonight.  We seem to pass around the points, playing as if each person should get a turn at the head of the list and everyone a turn in the barrel.  Always a good time. Tomorrow a public tour.  Stuff I enjoy.  Historical.  Highlights.  I’m still seeking a way to understand […]

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Could Happen

Imbolc   Waning Wild Moon Snow fell in the night.  Long ago I read a sociologist who thought about winter.  He said a good snow fall wipes out boundaries, makes the world seem more connected, more fluid.  It makes me wish snow could fall in, say Iraq and Iran, all over, maybe pushing up into Afghanistan […]

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Scarlett, the Young Korean

62  bar rises 29.99 0mph E  dew-point 42  sunrise 6:42  set 7:38   Lughnasa First Quarter of the Harvest Moon  rise 3:16  set 11:22 Back from the Korea tour.  We stayed mostly in Korea. I took the folks through the history of Korea, using objects in the MIA collection.  Scarlett, the young Korean, made excited noises […]

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Miles and Miles of Flat Sameness

66  bar steady 29.92 0mph N dew-point 58  Summer night Waning Crescent of the Flower Moon The drive into the MIA this afternoon was the first time I’d driven any distance since the long trip to Alabama. Sheila gave a walking lecture on the African check out tours.  She showed pieces in Egypt, then the […]

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Descaping the Garlic

76 bar steady 30.05  0mph NW  dew-point 46  Summer, hot Waning Crescent of the Flower Moon The heirloom tomatoes we have growing, started from seed inside, required more support.  They have sent out thick branches from the central stalk, already within a tomato cage.  As fruit develops on them, they will sag and break or […]

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An Appetite for Nutrient Fluid (not an alien)

56  bar steady 30.05 4mph N dew-point 43  Beltane, sunny and cool                           Waning Gibbous Hare Moons  “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci Less is more -always; and explore constantly.  Mario Odegard, Viking Explorer and Woolly Mammoth Up earlier again this morning to take advantage of the cool temps.  Amended the […]

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Anne Looked Grand

43  bar steep rise 29.74  1mph NW  dew-point 41  Beltane                                  Full Hare Moon Whoa.   More socializing today than I get in a normal month.  AM Eric Kjerlling, curator of Oceanic art at the Met, gave an information packed lecture on this vast geographic region and its varied art forms.  He was funny, knowledgeable […]

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More Homes for the Small and Furry

51  bar steady  29.75 3mph N dew-point 31  Beltane, Sunny and cool                                     Full Hare Moon  “I am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing everything.” – Vladimir Nabokov Amen to that. Another cool day.  Great gardening weather, not so great growing weather.  The cool temps have  kept germination […]

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