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Art and Politics

Samain                              Moon of the Winter Solstice   In to the city to meet with Justin, Sierra Club’s lobbyist and policy wonk.  We’re putting together a campaign strategy for this upcoming session.  I love the ins and outs of politics, the practical, […]

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With Thoughts of Green, Growing Things Dancing in My Head

Winter                                Waxing Moon of Long Nights We’ve warmed up to 0.  Midmorning’s brittle sunshine diffuses in the hazy, partly cloudy sky.  The whippets go outside, pee, turn around and come right back inside.  Rigel, unphased, continues to hunt around the machine shed, staying on the hunt for hours at a time.  Sometimes she comes in […]

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This Is The Question I Face Now. One I Have Not Answered.

Spring            Waning Seed Moon Agency.  There’s been a lot written in psychology and history about agency.  We have agency when we can affect the flow of events in our own lives or in the world around us. (No, I’m not going to get into the subtle no-free-will arguments floating around.)  A lot of the historical […]

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Crabby but Eco-Friendly

72  bar falls  20.76 0mph  ESE dew-point 64  sunrise 6:29  sunset 7:58  Lughnasa Waning Crescent of the Corn Moon A Sierra club blogger caught these comments after her light hearted, energetic account of her second day at the Democratic convention: What I would like to know is the substance of what is being said and […]

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Windows Down and Moon Roof Open

66  bar steady 29.87  0mph NW dew-point 52   Summer night First Quarter of the Thunder Moon First meeting of the Sierra Club political committee is under my belt.  I am delighted to say that there were several things we did that I cannot talk about yet.  It was fun, sitting around the table again, considering […]

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Bozo the Clown and Jesse Helms Die

77  bar falls 30.01 1mph SW  dew-point 50  Summer, pleasant Waxing Crescent of the Thunder Moon Sometimes coincidence says things that would have not occurred to me: Larry Harmon, longtime Bozo the Clown, dead at 83. Former Sen. Jesse Helms dies at age 86. Mulch goes down today.  Old leaves and grass clippings from last […]

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Trust in the Land

76  bar falls 29.85  1mph ESE dew-point 60  Summer, sunny headed toward hot Waning Crescent of the Flower Moon “Over 200 LEED-certified new homes are being built by the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation under the auspices of…Dudley Neighbors Inc., Boston’s two-decade-old community land trust — a burgeoning affordable housing strategy where residents buy the […]

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Aarrghh

Just in case you don’t think the Presidency matters much, look at what G. Bush did to the American way of life:  Guns  The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices’ first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. Exxon Valdez  The Supreme Court […]

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The Great Work: Practical Steps

73  bar steady 29.84 0mph NNW dew-point   61  Summer, cooler                   Last Quarter of the Flower Moon This e-mail went out today to the Woolly Mammoths and the folks at Groveland.  I wanted to add it here and alert you that I will post further mailings here, too.  Political passion still burns in this heart, but […]

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The Air Redolent With Lilac

61  bar steady 29.84  0mph N dew-point 52  Beltane, night First Quarter of the Flower Moon The first quarter moon has a mask quality, one side lit and the other dark, but showing just a bit.  It’s as if the moon wears a Venetian mardi gras mask, one side white, the other black.  Maybe if […]

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