We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Mindfulness

Imbolc                                                      Waxing Bloodroot Moon We’ve begun the slippery, muddy slide into the growing season, though I understand some of the parking lot snow piles, many well over 8 feet high and some much higher than that, will take a long time to melt.  Maybe months, into the summer.  The snow always pleases me as it […]

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Nix Still Comes Down…Geesh

Imbolc                                                       Waning Bridgit Moon This has been a nix two-day event.  The Woolly’s, for the first time I recall, canceled.  Too little parking around Charlie Haislet’s condo. The days events scattered around me, I never quite got traction, feel a little down.  Nothing bad, just wheels spinning.  Don’t like it. The snow-blower, which needs a […]

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Nix Still Comes Down

Imbolc                                                                      Waning Bridgit Moon Boy did we get the snow.  Don’t know how much, but it sure piled up in the driveway.  Up to the top of my Sorels when I retrieved the paper. Business meeting this morning.  Still reconnoitering retirement finances.  They look good right now, real good in fact.  The recent market up […]

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The Holly King Still Reigns

Imbolc                                                            Waning Bridgit Moon The snow has well begun and the winds howl outside, evidence that the Holly King has not yet been defeated by the Hawthorn Giant.  Even so, the snows of this time of year do not last long, even when they come in depth.  The sun vaults higher and higher in the […]

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Ante Nixem

Imbolc                                              Waning Bridgit Moon The bubble of calm before the winds begin to blow and the snow to fall.  Predictions have increased the amount from 8-10 to 12-18.  I’ve never outgrown my joy at a snowfall, so I’m looking forward to this one. My plan for the snow is this:  Ovid and some reading.  I’m […]

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This Shooting

Winter                              Waxing Moon of the Cold Month A decent snowfall here last night but not a lot.  The sun shines bright on the old Front Range.  Colder though. This shooting.  It seems apparent to me that the general atmosphere of current political debate can give permission to some marginal folks to take action.  Reference to […]

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Happy Grandpa

Winter                                             Waxing Moon of the ColdMonth When Kate and I arrived down south here in Denver, we got a 40 degree temperature swing.  At 8 am this morning, my weatherstation recorded -14.  When we got to Denver, it was 26.  If we’d left Minnesota at 50 degrees amd gotten a similar bump, it would be […]

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Snow in LA. Earthquake in Indiana. Ice Here. End Times?

Winter                                                                         Waning Moon of the Winter Solstice Headlines you never expected to see: Wind gusts topping 90 mph topple trees in L.A. area, blocking roads; snow closes I-15 Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake Rattles Indiana Whoa.  Earthquake.  Indiana?  What the…   Here’s an example of today’s news coverage.  My old buddy Ed Schmidt made a joke on his […]

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Snow

Samhain                                                  Waxing Moon of the Winter Solstice The Winter Solstice comes in a week.  The longest night.  I’ll be there, remembering the triple Goddess, Bridgit, burning a candle and honoring the deep inside of us all. Yesterday I used the Himalaya’s as a metaphor for parking lot snow.  According to the newspaper this morning I […]

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Ukraine to open Chernobyl area to tourists in 2011. No. Really.

Samhain                                                  Waxing Moon of the Winter Solstice Kate woke me up, wiggling my ankle.  There’s no dog food.  Oh.  I’m not at my best just after I get up, but in this case I had to throw on some clothes and step outside, to the back of the truck and hoist a bag of dog […]

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