We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Legislature Lurches

Spring                                                                      Beltane Moon The legislature lurches toward adjournment, up ending decades of environmental legislation as it goes, e.g.  permitting relaxation, a […]

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A Changeable Month

Fall                                                Waxing Autumn Moon A warm fall night, a clear sky, a half moon high above it all.  The moon roof open on the Celica.  October in Minnesota.  A changeable month. The Sierra Club set its legislative priorities tonight, though with this particular legislature a good deal, most, of our work will be defensive in […]

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Getting Ready for the Dark Time

Lughnasa                                         Waning Harvest Moon The museum (MIA) has us check out when we’re going to be gone over our tour days, so I’ve checked out from mid-October through early December.  I’ve not had many tours in August and none in September, just one in October. That, plus the relatively light schedule for the Sierra Club–the […]

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Capitol Camp Out

Mid-Summer                                                                  Waxing Honey Flow Moon Mark and I drove into St. Paul to help set-up the Capitol Camp-Out action on the lawn of the State Capitol.    We helped set up the sound system, then transferred to pitching tents, ones with which we had no prior experience.  That was fun.  How do these things work?  This […]

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Take Action Against Sulfide Mining Exploratory Drilling

Mid-Summer                                                                      Waning Garlic Moon This is part of a note I sent to the Forest Service about issuing permits for exploratory drilling in Northeastern Minnesota.  You can take part by clicking: “Please accept these comments on the Federal Hardrock Mineral Prospecting Permit Draft EIS (DEIS). I have serious concerns about the project’s potential for harmful […]

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Friday

Beltane                                                               Full Garlic Moon Boy, the learning is slow on Latin.  I slogged through conditional counter-factual clauses and how to translate subjunctive verbs within them.  I’m still at the beginning of the Pentheus story but already we know what will happen to Pentheus, torn into a thousand bloody pieces by his mother and aunts, he […]

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A Sucker. One Born Every Minute.

Beltane                                                         Waning Last Crescent Moon So.  Last Wednesday I drove into Minneapolis for the last regular legcom meeting of this year.  We’d been going at it since January, once a week, with all the prep work and other matters (legislative hearings, visits to legislators, conferences, boning up on the issues) and everybody would, I know, […]

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A Northern Night

Beltane                                                                                      Full Last Frost Moon The last legcom call of the session tonight.  I went into the Sierra Club office to make the call because I had to be in a meeting at 6 pm just down the block.  The legcom call is at 5pm.  Not enough time to make it into the city for […]

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Busy Friday

Beltane                                                                                           Waxing Last Frost Moon Finally.  One chunk of the Metamorphosis finished in a literal (sort 0f) version.  That’s Book III:138-250.  My learning curve has been steep, sometimes so much so that I thought I might tip over backwards, but I seem to have reached a point where moving forward goes faster now and the […]

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The Great Lake

Beltane                                                  Waxing Last Frost Moon Have you ever had a love affair that ebbed and flowed like embers in a fire wavering between bursting into flame and dying out?  I have.  Today I visited that other lover in my life, Lake Superior.  A bookshelf full of books rest in a room not ten feet from […]

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