We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Here They Come!

Imbolc                                                                 Valentine Moon Here’s a link to a new service by the Atlantic, a China channel.  If you follow this link and read […]

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Moon Also Rises

Spring                                                           Beltane Moon The second rainy chilly day.  Perfect.  Tomorrow and Tuesday will be outside days again, planting and other things, but now I have my […]

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Not With A Bang, But A Fever

Samain                                 Moon of the Winter Solstice Durban.  On the somewhat binding, sort of advanced, might be effective at some point result of this latest climate summit. On this point a very interesting column by a philosopher wondering how to […]

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Peace? Prize? Putin?

Samain                          Moon of the Winter Solstice Apparently, I was not the only one taken aback by the Confucian Peace Prize.  Here’s a quote from the NYT about the prize and the award givers rationale behind it: “It praised his decision to go to war in Chechnya in 1999. “His iron hand and toughness revealed in […]

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Natural Disasters on the rise in the United States

Lughnasa                                                                         Waxing Honey Extraction Moon “This has been a devastating year,” National Weather Service director Jack Hayes said. “Natural disasters are on the rise in the United States,” he noted, including records for heat, tornadoes, floods and fires, and with the bulk of hurricane season still remaining. So.  The economy has tanked.  The climate has […]

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Ancientrails in Exile

Ancientrails in exile (I crashed my own website.  Geez.  Wrote this while it was down.  Thanks againn to Bill S. who undid whatever I did.) August 7th, 2011  5:05pm Lughnasa                                                   Waxing Honey Extraction Moon Got a passport photo for my Brazilian visa.  Looks like a booking photo.  You can’t smile during these sessions.  Why?  Facial […]

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Working Off the Hump

Mid-Summer                                                                                  Waning Honey Flow Moon Potting, something done for thousands of years by diverse human communities, is hard.  At least for me.  Kate seems to be getting it.  We have a 6,000 year old Chinese pot at the MIA that is one of my favorite pieces in the museum.  It is not easy and especially […]

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Art Immersion

Beltane                                                                              New Garlic Moon One of those days.  Into the museum, leaving at 10:30 am and just got back now, 6:00 pm.  Had a Japan Art Cart, oh boy, with very few visitors.  A group of autistic kids and a classical musician and his daughters stopped by and that was about it.  The art cart […]

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Monkey. Still. But, Making Progress.

Beltane                                                                     Waning Last Frost Moon Whoa.  84.  Sometimes I think of the seasons as if we were on a moveable patch of earth.  On a day like today our patch got shifted on the seasonal moving belt to about Georgia.  Last week we were parked above the Canadian border for a while.  Who knows where […]

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Ai Weiwei In Jail

Spring                                                                  Waxing Bee Hiving Moon In all the tsunami/earthquake, nuclear crisis, air strikes in Libya, brother coming, dog biting haze I missed this story about Ai Weiwei, a Chinese dissident artist whose marble chair is in our Wu Family Reception Hall.  I’ve attached a summary from the Financial Times and a video interview with Dan […]

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