We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

She Went Over the Rivers and Through the Plains

Spring                                                                                       Planting Moon We set our first new low temperature since 2004. […]

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Pacific Northwest On the Front Range

Winter                    First Moon of the New Year The Denver Art Museum (DAM as it describes itself) has a wonderful Pacific Northwest gallery.  Undergoing reinstallation when Kate and I visited the museum last year, I saw its bones and wanted to see what I though was a new gallery.  Turns out it’s an old gallery newly […]

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The Triangle Hotel

Winter                        First Moon of the New Year Worked this morning on the novel.  Finally finished editing all the stuff I’d written before and got back to actual writing.  A bit of stop and go, flushing out the pipes, reorienting the fiction side of my brain, but a page or two got put into bytes before […]

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Jon, Jen, Ruth and Gabe

Winter                   First Moon of the New Year Sunny and 54 here in Denver today.  Heading out to the zoo with grandson Gabe and daughter-in-law Jen. Ruth and Jon drove into the mountains to A-basin at 5:30 this morning.  Ruth has an all day ski lesson while Jon will try to find runs not crowded with […]

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Playing Cards

Winter                                 First Moon of the Winter Solstice Oh.  The card gods had it in for me tonight.  And about time, too.  I got cards that were almost good enough, but not quite.  And I kept playing them.  And playing […]

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Sunday, Sunday

Mid-Summer                                                                            Full Honey Flow Moon More fun with the alarm system.  Back and forth with ADT.  On the phone, pushing buttons.  Still the chirping.  Service call. Business meeting.  Scheduling a Denver trip for sometime in September.  Looking at buying some more mulch for the vegetable garden. Practice tai-chi.  Sand and varnish for coat number three […]

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The Cheeky Monk and The Irish Snug

Winter                                                          Waxing Moon of the Cold Month And so it is.  The cold month I mean.  -7 last night here in Denver.  Not Minnesota cold, but still, it counts.  The snow though has mostly disappeared from the city streets and will be all gone by the weekend when highs in the 40’s hit the high […]

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Happy Grandpa

Winter                                             Waxing Moon of the ColdMonth When Kate and I arrived down south here in Denver, we got a 40 degree temperature swing.  At 8 am this morning, my weatherstation recorded -14.  When we got to Denver, it was 26.  If we’d left Minnesota at 50 degrees amd gotten a similar bump, it would be […]

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Home Again

Summer                                           Waxing Grandchildren Moon The grandkids have returned home to Denver.  Their parents only have a couple of weeks now before they return to their teaching jobs, Jon in elementary art and Jen in EFL elementary work in an experimental school.  Ruth and Gabe will return to child care at Humphrey’s, across the street from […]

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Another Warm January Day

Winter                             Waxing Cold Moon It’s 52 today here in Denver, sun shining, blue sky with a few cirrus clouds nearby and some cumulus off in the distance.  The Rockies have snow caps and grace the western horizon with a view that makes any nature lovers heart race.  This is a great state from an outdoors […]

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