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The Hereford Queen

Winter                                                               Full Moon of The Cold Month   0 degrees Here’s a picture I took with my cell phone at the Great Western Stock Show.  That’s the Hereford Queen in white, all white.    Confusing.  Yesterday I had cold symptoms that I had to knock back for Kate’s party.  Thank you Dayquil.  Today most of the […]

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Expressionists

Winter                                          Full Moon of the Cold Month A cold stretch coming up.  The night of Kate’s retirement party predicted to be -22 with a high of 3 during the day.  I have disposable cameras to buy, chipboard for small signs and a couple of things to print out.  That last may be a problem.  My […]

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Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011. No. Really.

Samhain                                                  Waxing Moon of the Winter Solstice Kate woke me up, wiggling my ankle.  There’s no dog food.  Oh.  I’m not at my best just after I get up, but in this case I had to throw on some clothes and step outside, to the back of the truck and hoist a bag of dog […]

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Working At It

Samhain                                                Waning Thanksgiving Moon All day today at the Sierra Club finishing up the first round of interviews for the new policy position.  A bit much for me in terms of people interaction, though very interesting in terms of the people I met. Afterward, I had to eat dinner in the city because we ended […]

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Extreme Cold?

Samhain                                         Waxing Thanksgiving Moon Cool today, even cooler tomorrow.  Then it begins to get chilly near the end of next week, just in time for Thanksgiving.  The accuweather folks call 9 degrees, the predicted low for November 24th, extreme cold.  Hmmm.  Can’t wait to see the adjectives in January. (now this is extreme cold) Got […]

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Small Towns

Beltane                                             Full Planting Moon As a cold winds down, the body’s defenses leave sludge from the war behind, most of it right now parked  behind my cheek bones.  I don’t know whether I really haven’t had a cold in two years or whether my memory isn’t what it was, but I know it’s been a […]

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This Is My Brain. This is My Brain With a Cold.

Beltane                                          Full Planting Moon] Talked to Kate last night.  Her hip was better yesterday since she’s on carpet and not walking, walking, walking between examine rooms on tile over concrete.  I was concerned that this would be a really painful experience for her and mildly opposed to her going at all.  As she often says, […]

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Cold Weather Merit Badges All Around

Winter                                     Waning Moon of Long Nights Warm up coming.  Low this a.m. only -16. Forecast The consensus among forecasts and forecasters has some snow coming to us tomorrow and Thursday, perhaps enough to cause problems for the commute, but not enough to bother us at home here in the northern ‘burbs.  Another consensus has that […]

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Welcome, North Pole Air Mass!

Winter                                    Waning Moon of Long Nights Each year around this time we begin to get the full slump of arctic air, air not held back by the jet stream or weather patterns here in the upper lower 48.  Turns out it’s cold up there at the north pole even with global warming.  That means we […]

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More cold. More often.

Winter                                      Waning Moon of Long Nights                -13 (low -25) Well, we did hit -25 again, this time at 6:49 a.m.  The sun seems like an exercise in futility, but even with the high albedo of 100% snow cover, we still get solar gain. Try to imagine what we’d be like here without the sun.  That’s […]

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