We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

We are who we are because of where we are

Beltane                               Waxing Strawberry Moon Among the many heart-rending stories related to the Gulf oil spill is one I heard on the radio yesterday. “We are who we are because of where we are.   We are Grand Bayou people, and you can’t be a Grand Bayou person if you’re living in Ohio. Grand Bayou for us […]

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Change and Changes

68  bar falls 30.06  0mph NNE  dew-point 38  sunrise 6:45  set 7:34  Lughnasa First Quarter of the Harvest Moon   rise 4:49  set 12:17 Corn, Bleeding Heart, Impatiens, Beets and Beans at 3pm This morning I got up, ate breakfast and went straight outside.  Posting in the morning has begun to interfere with other projects.  […]

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Say a Little Prayer for the Miracle of Mother Earth

70  bar steep fall 29.80  6mph NW  Dew-point 62   Summer, a thunder storm watch until 6PM.  One’s already rolled through our area. First Quarter of the Thunder Moon The Thunder Moon has seen its first storm even before it became gibbous.   When I went downstairs today to shut off and unplug the computer, as I […]

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Optimal Sustainablity in Suburbs and Exurbs

A new posting in Permaculture. Introducing Permaculture to our property, to the Woollies and to whomever else may find it interesting. 6/29/08  Coda to this project The last few months have given me a different perspective on this project.  Optimal sustainability rather than permaculture per se is my goal.  What is that? Optimal sustainability occupies […]

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The Great Work: Practical Steps

73  bar steady 29.84 0mph NNW dew-point   61  Summer, cooler                   Last Quarter of the Flower Moon This e-mail went out today to the Woolly Mammoths and the folks at Groveland.  I wanted to add it here and alert you that I will post further mailings here, too.  Political passion still burns in this heart, but […]

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Making My Soul Hum

Superior Wolf is underway again.  The other day I hit on the point that had me stuck, a character I’d carried over from another novel.  He didn’t belong in this one, but it took me 25,000 words or so to figure that out.  Now a new plotline, more salient and tight, has emerged with a […]

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Newton, Darwin, Einstein–an Enlightenment Trinity.

41  bar steady 30.16 1mph SSW dewpoint 26  Spring               Last Quarter Moon of Growing Charles Darwin was and is a remarkable man.  Newton, Darwin, Einstein–an enlightenment trinity.  An old paradigm physicist, a new paradigm physicist and the first student of complexity, a biological pioneer.  These three have direct influence on so much of our world: calculus, atomic […]

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The Wollemi Pine–Live From the Carboniferous

33  bar steep rise 30.06 5mph N dewpoint 22 Spring                 Waning Gibbous Moon of Growing The workshop I attended today had two co-sponsors, The Institute for Advanced Studies (UofM) and the Arboretum(UofM).  This was the culminating workshop in a two-year long effort by the Institute for Advanced Studies to explore time from many perspectives.  […]

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The Tragic Sense of Life

51  bar falls 29.82 4mph SSE dewpoint 28 Spring                Waxing Gibbous Moon of  Growing “To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.” – Miguel de Unamuno Unamuno has slipped from awareness, it seems, but this Spanish existentialist, poet and author speaks truth even when it is uneasy and unpleasant.  Here’s […]

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Megafarm Hydroponics

54 bar steep fall 30.20 0mph SSE  dewpoint 18  Spring                First Quarter Moon of Growing A 28 degree spread between 8:00 AM and right now.  We still have patches of snow, but they lie now mostly in the shade or north facing slopes.  The tulips, daffodils and iris should continue their growth.  The magnolia […]

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