We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Cartography and Snow

Spring                                                                                       Planting Moon Spent the morning redrawing a map of the Winter […]

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Too Pooped to Pope!

Imbolc                                                           Valentine Moon Cybermage Bill Schmidt held the hot hand tonight in Sheepshead.  He just kept winning.  And came out ahead, well ahead for the evening. […]

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Good Fortuna

Spring                                                 Bee Hiving Moon Sheepshead.  Fortuna, the Roman goddess of fortune and fate, had her hand on my shoulder tonight.  Even when I had not so good hands, I got good […]

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Playing Cards

Winter                                 First Moon of the Winter Solstice Oh.  The card gods had it in for me tonight.  And about time, too.  I got cards that were almost good enough, but not quite.  And I kept playing them.  And playing […]

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Details

Fall                                                       Full Autumn Moon Off to the city of Andover to get stakes marked with orange fluorescent paint.  Why?  We exurbers put these to mark the edges of our lawn so the city snowplows plow the street and not our frontyards.  This is what comes of not having sidewalks. Usually I don’t put these in […]

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Sheepshead

Samhain                                               Waxing Thanksgiving Moon The card gods were pretty good to me.  I had some good hands, some good luck and a lot of fun tonight at sheepshead.  We had a great evening with a lot of laughter.  It’s nice to be with guys who can see the humor in their own lives. The wisdom […]

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Harvest Moon, For Me and My Gal

Fall                                               Full Harvest Moon What a great moon in the southern sky.  As I drove back from St. Paul, after sheepshead, the night had grown chill. On the way in the full harvest moon hung high in the east behind a scrim of cirrus clouds, casting a pale circle, surrounding itself in a nimbus of […]

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Kids, Chinese Heritage and Sheepshead + Buddhism

Lughnasa                          Waxing Artemis Moon Whew.  Into the MIA for tours with kiddies from the Peace Games at the park across from the Museum.  I had two groups, one a group of girls mostly who were sensitive, responsive and imaginative.  A pleasure.  The second group was all tween boys who wandered, posed, paused and were harder […]

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From Bee Hives to Art Galleries

Summer                                            Waning Strawberry Moon Today I’m back to the world of art.  The bees will work on now until next week without me.  Probably what they prefer. A tour today on my new tour day, Thursday.  I have a group from Salem Covenant Church.  They wanted to see the Matteo Ricci map and the Old […]

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Sheepshead

Beltane                                      Full Planting Moon Sheepshead tonight.  We get in lots of jokes and laughing during the game.  The best story came from Dick Rice, who says he got it from a relative of Flannery O’Connor.  He told it in response to Bill mentioning Vega and the rabbit. This guy’s dog brought home the neighbors pet […]

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