We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Legacy

Imbolc                                                            Valentine Moon Writing.  Learning about the craft 20 years after devoting myself to it.  Yes, I admit it.  Kate was right.  Though I don’t recall, […]

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A Third Phase Entry: Learning How to Die

Beltane                                              New Garlic Moon Whew.  Over to Riverfalls (east into Wisconsin, about an hour) for Warren’s father’s funeral.  Then, in rush hour, out to St. Louis Park for the Woolly meeting this month […]

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Yet More Loss

Beltane                                                              Beltane Moon Got back from the retreat about 12:30.  Took a shower, rested a bit, then hopped in the car for Moon’s reviewal at […]

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Memory and Forgiveness and Death

Winter                                           First Moon of the New Year Finished the Art of Fielding.  A book about striving and letting go, about loving and letting go, about baseball and Moby Dick, about heterosexuality and homosexuality, about […]

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Let’s Stop It

Lughnasa                                           Waning Harvest Moon Death.  We generally agree it should come to us unbidden, at a time unknown and in a manner uncertain.  Cultures sanction the unwilling death of another, outside of war, as murder, the taking of life. Laws provide penalties for murder.  They vary in length of prison time and occasionally in type, […]

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Fall-ing

Lughnasa                                                  Waxing Harvest Moon As August slides away and the sky shifts its colors toward deeper hues, an inner barometer detects higher emotional pressures.  The atmosphere weighs more, cuing those momentary pauses, breaks in attention.  It may signal a storm ahead, but more likely the prediction carries gray skies and mist, perhaps early morning fog. […]

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Yama

Beltane                                                                                Waxing Garlic Moon Still learning about fruit tree management.  Gonna go out and inspect the fruit trees one by one on a ladder this morning.  Then, mid-morning, the bees.  Later, tai-chi starts up again. A busy week ahead so tomorrow is a Latin day.  I will be in the story of Pentheus for some […]

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Knocking on the Door

Beltane                                                                             New Last Frost Moon There are times and this is one of them, when death seems behind every door.  My friend Bill has learned that his wife’s cancer is stage 4.  A grave diagnosis with a grave prognosis.   American’s exult in the streets over the death of Osama Bin Laden.  A friend sent out […]

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Obits Optimists

Imbolc                                                                       Waning Bridgit Moon The most optimistic page in the newspaper?  The obituaries.  Every day and especially on Sundays I see evidence of the hopefulness and optimism of Minnesota citizens.  I imagine it’s the same everywhere.  With no evidence for an afterlife at all, let alone a particular one, person after person greets their mother […]

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The Truth from Ruth

Imbolc                                                                New (Bridgit) Moon A couple of things I’ve been intending to write here.  First, granddaughter Ruth.  At gymnastics she was given a bracelet with a word on it.  She removed one cube with a particular letter and showed it to her mother.  “Look, mommy, I got a bracelet with my name on it.”  Sure […]

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