We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Uh-oh

Summer                                        New (Grandchildren) Moon It’s 10 am.  Do you know where your grandkids are?  I do, they’re upstairs. Ruth has brought her sombre et sol disposition with her.  When sol, her blond hair dances and her smile, often mischievous, lights up the room.  When sombre, she turns her face away or covers it up with […]

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Young Family

Winter                       Waxing Cold Moon Next to last day in Denver.  Last night Jon and Jen and I went to Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse. They have two young kids, Gabe and Ruth.  Gabe got his hemophilia diagnosis not long after his birth a year and 8 months ago, so they have had to cope […]

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With the Grandkids

Winter                  New Moon (cold moon) Ruth hid under a blanket when I came in the door.  Gabe smiled.  Jon and Jen were busy making empanadas. While they cooked, Ruth and I played picnic.  Picnic involves Ruth bringing increasingly larger numbers of blankets, toys, books to a central area, then throwing a pillow or two in […]

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Jay, the Mohel

Quite an afternoon and early evening.  At 3:30 Gabe had his first post hospital infusion of factor 8, the clotting factor largely absent from his blood.  We drove a circuitous route through the new homes built on the site of the old Stapleton Airport.  We crossed out of that development into a poorer neighborhood, the […]

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There Are Days, Ordinary Days

58  bar rises 29.80 2mph W dewpoint 30 Beltane New Moon (Hare Moon) There are days, ordinary days, days you can recall, when your life took a sharp angle turn, or created a swooping curve, perhaps dipped underground or soared up, up into the sky. It seems I remember, though how could I really, the […]

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A Sisyphean Task

68  bar steady 29.78 0mpn SSW dewpoint 22  Beltane                         New Moon (Hare Moon) The day has passed as we both tried to get our arms around this notion of Gabe as hemophiliac.  As a dedicated user of the internet, I have looked up and printed out several different articles, brochures, information handouts.  Canada […]

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