We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

When Satire Seems Impossible

Samain                            Moon of the Winter Solstice Republican presidential candidates.  Gingrich writes alternative history fiction, some of which I understand is very good.  As long he sticks to fiction, I’ll pay attention; when he blurs the line, taking the fictional world of alternative […]

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All For Obama Stand Up and Holler

Fall                                        Full Harvest Moon Obama.  Has done a fine job.  The Republicans and far left (my crowd) need to back the **** off.  He succeeded in the economic stimulus.  He passed health care legislation.  He reinvigorated the EPA.  He took a good shot at climate change legislation. His presence in the office is steady and, […]

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Obama Loses His Luster. Why That’s A Good Thing.

Summer                                               Waxing Grandchildren Moon The Colorado Teacher’s union says Obama has lost his luster.  Jen, union rep for her school, said so last night over sushi.  That would be a good generalization for the country as a whole.  Obama has lost his luster.  Let me tell you why that’s a good thing. Part of Obama’s […]

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Night Time, Summer in the Exurbs

Summer                            Waning Strawberry Moon Night.  A couple of nights ago I went down the driveway to the mailbox.  As I came back up, I looked up as I often do and saw an object scooting from SSE to NNW.  At first I thought it was a plane.  Without my glasses distance observing for me turns […]

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The lustre of mid-day

Winter                                             Full Cold Moon The full cold moon now has -5 temps under its light.  When there’s snow on the ground and a full moon in the sky, I always think of Twas’ The Night Before Christmas:  And the moon on the new fallen snow gave a lustre of midday to objects below.  Writing that […]

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Obama’s Prize and Other Thoughts

Fall                                      Waning Blood Moon See below for big omission** So Obama got the Peace Prize.  I happen to agree with those who say he got the, “I’m not George Bush.” prize.  Not that that’s a bad thing.  I also agree with those who say that his accomplishments, re: peace, have been underwhelming. Perhaps the prize […]

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Vega. Still.

Summer                             Waxing Green Corn Moon Vega the wonder dog continues to add mischief and joy to our lives.  She climbed up on the kitchen table after treats we foolishly left there.  Yesterday she took the door-stop we use to lock our sliding door at night and happily chewed on it.  Yesterday, after the mulberry tree […]

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Superman

Beltane                           Waxing Dyan Moon “It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.” – William G. McAdoo Boy, is that true.  Look at Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld, oh my. Had lunch and a by the seat of the pants tour with Mary and Frank Broderick.  It was fun, wandering around the museum looking […]

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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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Inaugration Day. Bright, Sunny. Cold

Winter Waning Wolf Moon The day has begun well.  Sunshine comes from a sky with cirrus clouds, a nice break after the cloudy weather. Today Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States.  After our discussion last night at the Woollies, I realize I do run on a different political path than most.  The […]

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