We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Road Trip Grandma

Spring                                                                     Planting Moon MNDOT says the roads between here and Iowa are in good condition.  Much better than this morning.  Gertie […]

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A Thought, A Sigh

Beltane                                                                            Beltane Moon All day.  A thought comes.  A sigh, hoping to delve into, oh, say, renaissance humanism. […]

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See the Heads?

Spring                                                            Beltane Moon Coming north on Highway 10 (or east, I can never figure it out and I’ve lived up here 18 years) just before the […]

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Ouch

Winter                                        First Moon of the New Year We landed.  We drove.  We napped.  Ah. Got up, went to Armstrong Kennels to get the dogs.  While getting the dogs, Kate had Rigel, a big girl, around 100 […]

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Untamed and Primal

Fall                                                Waxing Autumn Moon Warning:  weak stomachs should not read further. Kate yelled, but I didn’t hear.  Rigel, let inside after breakfast and a morning’s romp in the woods, came in, lay down on our small oriental rug, and, as dogs sometimes do, threw up.  Gross, I know, but after a while with dogs, many […]

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Queen of Relaxation

Mid-Summer                                                            Waxing Honey Flow Moon Our new pack Kona, Vega, Rigel + Gertie has begun to calm down.  There are fewer tense circling moments, fewer snaps and growls.  Life with dogs has its rhythms, just like life with humans.  Vega, our biggest girl, lays on the window seat, tail thumping, watchful, inviting me to come […]

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Second Life

Beltane                                                                      New Garlic Moon Rigel has spent the morning with a very worried look.  She doesn’t like thunder and barks at it to tell it to go away.  That doesn’t work well. She’s not nearly as reactive as Tira, one of our Irish Wolfhounds, who somehow had it in her head that she was safest […]

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We Inch, Slowly, Toward Spring

Spring                                                                 Waxing Bee Hiving Moon Kate comes home tonight.  Yeah!  I miss her when she’s gone. I’ll follow our usual procedure and pick her up at the Loon Cafe, conveniently located at the end of the light rail service from the airport.  Makes the drive much shorter and I get a good meal in the […]

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Then Bang, Things Happen

Spring                                                               New (Bee Hiving) Moon You know how things go along for a long time and nothing happens, then bang, things happen?  Sollie and Rigel got into it again and in breaking them up Rigel bit me.  Not bad, a scrape really, but it bled, around and below the right side of my right knee.  […]

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Big D

Spring                                                                Waning Bloodroot Moon The weekly let down after my round of Ovid has set in, exaggerated by the two day drive-a-thon to Lincoln, Ne and back.  Let down may not be the best phrase.  An easing up, a lull, a caravan serai.  All better.  An internal nod to the energy of the week and […]

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