We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Yes, Virginia. It Still Snows in Minnesota.

Imbolc                               Woodpecker Moon The night came cold and wet, slush frozen, then snow piling up, now in the morning branches sag heavy with soggy white.  A late season snow.  The kind for basketball tourneys or interrupting plans.  Just right for […]

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A Jinn Out of the Bottle

Spring                                                                Waning Bloodroot Moon Round Lake still has ice, April 1st.  Ice out is way late this year. Put Kate on the Northstar this morning, headed for MSP, terminal 2, for her Southwest flight to Denver and granddaughter Ruth’s 5th birthday.  Kate gets a real kick out of visiting the grandkids, a sort of grandma […]

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Snow in LA. Earthquake in Indiana. Ice Here. End Times?

Winter                                                                         Waning Moon of the Winter Solstice Headlines you never expected to see: Wind gusts topping 90 mph topple trees in L.A. area, blocking roads; snow closes I-15 Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake Rattles Indiana Whoa.  Earthquake.  Indiana?  What the…   Here’s an example of today’s news coverage.  My old buddy Ed Schmidt made a joke on his […]

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Yak Trax

Samhain                                                Waxing Thanksgiving Moon We have a sloping, long drive way.  Most days no big deal.  On days like today, when rain has fallen, then frozen, it requires special equipment:  yak trax.  They slip on over the shoe or boot and the rope like wire keeps you upright.  I bought a pair of these after […]

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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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