We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

To Live In This World

Beltane                                                         Garlic Moon …To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones […]

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The Quotidian

Spring                                                            New Beltane Moon Kate has taken her still healing cellulitis off to Colorado for a weekend with the grandkids.  Gabe’s fourth birthday is tomorrow.  Her […]

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What? No TV?

Winter                                     First Moon of the New Year Business meeting this morning.  Some drastic pruning budget wise to squeeze our spending into line with our post-retirement income.  Example:  dropped cable tv.  I know.  It feels almost unamerican.  My […]

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Lemons and Very Little Lemonade

Lughnasa                                                   Waning Harvest Moon So.  Yesterday I got up, got ready to go into the museum, got in the car and got no engine love.  Click.  Click.  Click.  Of course, I only had adequate time to get there since I never leave early.  What to do?  I put the charger on it and got back…wait […]

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Restored Wonder

Samhain                                             Waning Thanksgiving Moon “The one common experience of all humanity is the challenge of problems.” – R. Buckminster Fuller Once again, awake.  I know why this time.  Over stimulation.  The interview process at the Sierra Club has my head cranking over time, weighing this aspect and that, noodling out the implications, going over what […]

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Parked Outside. At Home.

Samhain                                       Waning Thanksgiving Moon Yee Ow!  Into the Sierra Club for the final interview round.  Snow began coming down.  The interviews were good, and the after processing was good, but the snow continued to fall. When I googled MNDOT for road conditions, all roads were red leading home.  So.  I went over to the Merry […]

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The Man

Samhain                                         Full Thanksgiving Moon Y-chromosome work this am.  First, the Celica in for oil change, look over.  Then, Tundra in for bulb replacements on the left headlight and the fog light.  Tried to do Latin but my concentrater failed me:  TV’s, noise, residue of Vicodin and lack of sleep. Why is it that the TV […]

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Feeling Flat

Winter                                 Waning Moon of Long Nights Off to Carlson Toyota this morning with the Celica for an oil change.  Not noteworthy in the course of things, but as I neared Carlson, a funny sound came up from what I thought was the right side of the car.  It was my left tire going flat.  We […]

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240,000 Miles and Still Happy

58  bar falls 29.74  10mph E  dew-point 56  Beltane, cloudy and raining                          First Quarter of the Flower Moon Since this has been and will be a traveling month, I’ve been attentive to weather nation-wide.  It’s amazing to sit here looking outside at my garden where the vegetables are slow to mature because of cool […]

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