We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Go, Santorum

Imbolc                                      Garden Planning Moon Hey, how about that Santorum?  Way to mix it up.  The longer the Republicans savage each other and the longer the nomination drags out without a clear victor the better.  If the  economy […]

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Speaking of Oscillations

Winter                                     First Moon of the New Year Gingrich wins.  Romney won.  Santorum won.  The longer and more divisive the Republican primary season, the better.  Let them shred each other.  It could give Obama a chance he may […]

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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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The Deal. The Old Deal, Not A Big Deal.

Mid-Summer                                                               Waxing Honey Flow Moon Apres deluge.  Drove into St. Paul this morning, a long chunk of the ride behind a pick-up with Louisiana plates.  Felt like the bayou during the tail end of a hurricane.  Driving in Minnesota seems to perplex our citizens when there is a significant amount of precipitation.  Makes the whole […]

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Check My Logic, Please

Mid-Summer                                                  Waxing Honey Flow Moon “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero Not sure where this is headed with gadgets like the Kindle, but Cicero and I have something in common.  In fact, this room in which I write has a lot of soul.  Piles of it.  Shelves of […]

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Coping With Change

Samhain                                            Waxing Thanksgiving Moon A meeting with lobbyists and politically minded folks this morning, trying to suss out the impact of the Republican wins in the elections.  The energy in the room was good, nothing energizes political folks like a solid enemy.  I did not get a ticket this time.  My patience was at guru […]

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Sigh.

Samhain                                        Waning Harvest Moon First the Vikings, now the Democrats.  Geez. As I said a while back, the political scene, long a part of my life, a passionate part, has begun to recede for me.  I see this by-election as a cyclical matter, not a rejection of Obama and progressive ideas, but a cry of […]

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Poison Fruit

Spring                                        Waxing Awakening Moon Spring has sprung, then it sprang back.  23 today.  Not prime gardening weather yet. The conservative embrace of right wing populists has begun to bear poisoned fruit again.  They referred to Obama and African-American congressmen as niggers, Barney Frank as a faggot and phoned in death threat to several members of […]

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Red-Neck Socialism

62  bar steady 29.88  2mph  WSW dew-point 54  sunrise 6:40  set 7:42 Waxing Crescent of the Harvest Moon   rise 1:14  9:58 And they packed up their bags, had one more martini for the road and dispersed to the south, east and west.  The elephants have left the state.  From way out here in Andover […]

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An Old Guy Observation

56  bar steady 20.00 ompn NE  dew-point 44  sunrise 6:28  sunset 8:02  Lughnasa Waning Crescent of the Corn Moon The Democratic convention.  Ironically for our family, in Denver where our clan has strong roots.  The Republican convention.  Equally ironical, here in St. Paul. Here’s an, oh my god I’m an old guy thought, but conventions […]

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