We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

A Brane Teaser?

Samhain                                         Waxing Moon of the Winter Solstice You may go now, the storm has ended.  Well, maybe.  The MIA, noted for never closing, closed yesterday and today.  The metrodome collapsed.  See.  We told you.  Zyggi Wilf and family.  I threw thigh high snow off our front sidewalk and trimmed down a waist high drift on […]

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Snow. Deep.

Samhain                                       Waxing Moon of the Winter Solstice The orchard has at least two feet of snow.  The currant bushes have snow near the top of their branches.  The blueberry beds have almost disappeared.  The garlic lies now beneath a couple of feet of snow cover in the vegetable garden, as do the strawberries and the […]

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An Insider’s View

Samhain                                                  Waxing Moon of the Winter Solstice We are in the midst of a storm that will be remembered, one like Halloween, 1991 and Armistice Day, 1941.  The snow and the wind have continued or intensified since I remarked last night that the snow had begun. Below are a series of photographs taken out of […]

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Restored Wonder

Samhain                                             Waning Thanksgiving Moon “The one common experience of all humanity is the challenge of problems.” – R. Buckminster Fuller Once again, awake.  I know why this time.  Over stimulation.  The interview process at the Sierra Club has my head cranking over time, weighing this aspect and that, noodling out the implications, going over what […]

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Good Tired

Samhain                                                   Waning Thanksgiving Moon Two days of interviews plus a tour day and all the attendant driving, 3 trips in and back, has left me with a good tired feeling.  Participating on a hiring committee puts me in the guts of an organization again.  I like that, even if it is only a volunteers part.  […]

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Emergence

Samhain                                       Waning Thanksgiving Moon One of those days.  Snow brought our first drive way clearing by John Sutton, but not until both Kate and I had left.  I did the sidewalk. The drive into the Sierra Club took about 15 minutes longer than usual, but I made it to the first interview on time.  I […]

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Heavy, Man, Heavy

Samhain                                           Waxing Thanksgiving Moon File under the things we do for love.  Kate asked me, as a big favor, if I would clear the sidewalk and a path to the mailbox.  I agreed albeit reluctantly. Never again.  This type of snow, laden with water, dense and prone to packing tight when moved, is just too […]

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Cooking on A Snowy Day

Samhain                                                                 Waxing Thanksgiving Moon A nap, then, making more chicken pot pies.  I have the various skills down now, so I make it up.  This one has a leek, onion, garlic bottom with a layer of chicken topped with corn and peas, all drenched in thickened chicken stock made from Kate’s boiling the chickens.  40 […]

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As It Is, So Shall It Be

Imbolc                                         Waning Cold Moon We have hoarfrost on fences, tree limbs, shed roofs.  I looked out yesterday afternoon and it fell to the ground like snow from two big cottonwoods.  Shrubs appear limned in light as the morning sun refracts through the hoarfrost on their branches.  We have a white, soft landscape that carries the […]

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Latin at Home with Snow

Imbolc                                     Waning Cold Moon If any of you want to hear about Blue Cloud Abbey, you need to know that I have experienced technical difficulties.  If and when I resolve them, I’ll post the retreat notes. I let the snow going fast past my window and the MNDOT warnings and the weather predictions convince me […]

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