We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Scattered Images

Imbolc                                                                                 Cold Moon Reorganizing my fragmented collection of images.  I have a method, it works, […]

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Mi Casa

Samain                                     Moon of the Winter Solstice Much as I enjoyed the travel, the close time with Kate, the ocean, new cultures and places, I find this computer and my own keyboard, my reference shelf and my library, mementos from past trips, family, collected art like slipping into a pair of comfortable bedroom slippers.  At its […]

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Welcome Home, Tai Chi

Spring                                                   Waning Bloodroot Moon Once in a while something comes into my life and it feels like a part of me already, as if a missing piece had come back home.  Meeting Kate was like that for me.  My split-off.  When the Wednesday classes for the two-year docent program began, art history came home.  When […]

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We Call This Place Home

Summer                                New (Grandchildren) Moon Outside this morning, finishing my tea on the patio, a hummingbird darted in and out of the lilies, gathering the last bits of nectar, passing on final touches of pollen.  Like the possum from yesterday’s adventure the hummingbird shares this patch of land with us, too.  Possum, groundhogs, gophers, chipmunks, squirrels, […]

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Home Is Where The Boxes Are

Spring                                          Waxing Flower Moon At the recycling place I pushed in flattened box after flattened box, a layered batch of cardboard going back to late November, another step in the home as retailer, receiving goods directly from middle-folk like Levenger, Amazon and Williams-Sonoma.  Another instance of disintermediation these flattened boxes could serve as both metaphor […]

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Simple, eh?

Imbolc                                                    Waning Wild Moon Tomorrow Allan, the Grout Doctor, operates on the steam bath.  It’s been in place for 12 years or so and has some missing grout, some iron deposits, some loose tile.  He’ll give it an acid bath.  Sounds like the act of a vandal, but no, we’re going to pay him to […]

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The House That Harvey Built, We Have Made a Home

Fall                                                New (Dark) Moon The house that Harvey built ( Harvey Kadlec) as a model house for Kadlec Estates–3122 153rd Ave. NW, Andover, Minnesota–became a home long ago.  The kids have contributed memories and projects.  The land around the house has had many iterations of plants and vegetables.  Kate has sewing materials and tools scattered […]

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Snow, Snow, Snow

Imbolc        New Moon (Moon of Winds) The winds continue to blow, now driving a heavy snow.  The winds come straight out of the north with gusts ranging as high as 16 mph. I’m not going to either the MIA (Maya lecture) or the capitol (Clean Cars hearing) in favor of staying home and working on […]

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Home and Heart

1  bar steep rise 30.42  WSW0   windchill 1  Winter Waxing Crescent of the Wolf Moon Oh, man.  To get the trash out I had to blow the snow.  Underneath the snow is ice.  The snowblower with its knobby tires spun out and the only reason I stayed on my feet was the firm grip I […]

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The Most Radical Thing You Can Do

From the Faraway Nearby The Most Radical Thing You Can Do Staying home as a necessity and a right by Rebecca Solnit Published in the November/December 2008 issue of Orion magazine LONG AGO the poet and bioregionalist Gary Snyder said, “The most radical thing you can do is stay home,” a phrase that has itself […]

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