We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Yeah, You Betcha

Samain                        Moon of the Winter Solstice Went out on an errand this afternoon as the sun began to set.  At 4:00 pm.  When I hit Round Lake, I saw a car in the rear view.  It had something on top.  A Christmas tree.  We have one of the metro’s favorite cut your own tree places […]

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Climate Shock

Samain                           Moon of the Winter Solstice Brother Mark wrote from Ha’il, Saudi Arabia and asked about culture shock for us as we returned to the US.  I said no, not much, since the Veendam is a floating exemplar of North American Western culture.  After heading to the grocery store this morning, I might modify that […]

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Visa, Visa. Where Art Thou?

Lughnasa                                          Waxing Harvest Moon Oh.  Visas.  I think I shall never see a visa lovely as a tree.  Or something like that.  Anyhow, the Saudi visa saga took an unexpected and unpleasant turn this morning.  Turns out there are two steps to the process for teachers, certification of the degree and qualifications, then, the visa […]

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Cultural Relativism

Summer                                 Waxing Strawberry Moon “The trouble with life isn’t that there is no answer, it’s that there are so many answers.” – Ruth Benedict Long ago, back in the Paleozoic 1960’s I majored in anthropology.  Anthropology taught me a lot, shaped my view of the world.  In anthropology, long before it became fashionable enough to […]

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America, America

83  bar falls 30.00  1mph E dew-point 66  sunrise 6:21  sunset 8:11  Lughnasa Waning Gibbous Corn Moon “The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the […]

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