We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Running Aces Harness Track

Lughnasa                                                          Waxing Honey Extraction Moon “Those who go overseas find a change of climate, not a change of soul.” – Horace Horace has an early version here of wherever you go, there you are.  My brother has carried the same soul with him from the soi of Bangkok to the exurbs of the Twin Cities. […]

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Friday Journal

Lughnasa                                                            Waxing Honey Extraction Moon Got excited during the Graphic Design class and ordered Adobe Creative Suite 5.0.  It’s cheaper since it’s behind the latest iteration 5.5.  I’ll be able to do my own eBooks, website, manipulate photos.  It’s more software than I need, but I like to have the best tools when I’m ready […]

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Each Others Lives

Lughnasa                                                                       Waxing Honey Extraction Moon “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu Five men came together tonight at the Black Forest.  Brothers.  Men who have stood shoulder to shoulder for over twenty years, through marriage and divorce, through conflict and calm.  We sat outside, […]

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Progress In Tai Chi

Mid-Summer                                                              New Honey Extraction Moon Tai chi.  Finally, I made some progress.  Slow, but sure.  Be patient with yourself they told us at the first meeting.  I’m glad they said that.  I’ve needed it and still get upset, want to quit, but keep coming back.  This is a commitment to a new way of being […]

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Ancientrails

Mid-Summer                                                     Full Honey Flow Moon Talking with Mark today it occurred to me, for the first time, that part of what was going on with him, maybe a lot of it, involved repatriation.  So, I looked it up on google.  Turns out repatriate adjustment has many facets, most of them difficult to integrate, often leading […]

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The Day

Mid-Summer                                                                 Waxing Honey Flow Moon The card gods have failed to smile on me the last three months.  Paying me back for that lucky streak, teaching me–again–humility.  But.  Bill Schimdt, with brother Pat over his shoulder, won big tonight.  Congratulations to Bill and Pat. Kate walked into the surgeon’s office with only a cane for […]

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Pick and Plan Eating

Mid-Summer                                                        Waxing Honey Flow Moon Kate and I have decided on a pick and plan eating method.  That is, we’ll pick fresh vegetables, then build a meal around what we have.  I picked this morning, for example, green beans, beets, golden and bull’s blood, lettuce, dill, and 7 garlic bulbs.  We still have onions from […]

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Capitol Camp Out

Mid-Summer                                                                  Waxing Honey Flow Moon Mark and I drove into St. Paul to help set-up the Capitol Camp-Out action on the lawn of the State Capitol.    We helped set up the sound system, then transferred to pitching tents, ones with which we had no prior experience.  That was fun.  How do these things work?  This […]

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Bee Diary: July, 2011

Mid-Summer                                                      Waxing Honey Flow Moon All three colonies now have honey supers.  I put two on the parent colony for 2012 today after a full reversal of the three hive boxes.  The other two colonies now have four honey supers on over two hive boxes, the management practice for them will let them die off […]

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The 4th of July

Mid-Summer                                                     Waxing Honey Flow Moon Independence Day.  Celebrating our ancestor’s victory over the British army and considering how their enlightenment ideals apply to our time.  Happy 4th of July! For an unreconstructed radical like myself, these are trying times.  I wonder where the sense of communitarian spirit has gone.  Yes, we have a can do, […]

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