We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Be Patient With Yourself

Beltane                                               Waning Last Frost Moon An afternoon of thunder, swirling clouds, torrential rains.  Another episode in the missing spring of 2011.  We sat huddled in the basement amongst our workout equipment, watching the downstairs tvs with green rectangles and red rectangles.  Occasionally, the EAS, Emergency Alert System, would blare its attention getting noise giving us […]

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That Old Achievement Bugaboo

Beltane                                                                Waxing Last Frost Moon Deciding to take a gamble on the weather, with the aid of the forecasters, Kate planted some frost sensitive plants today:  coleus, especially.  She also planted artemisia, Jacob’s Ladder, alyssum and purple wave petunias.  Mark weeded.  Meanwhile I was in St. Paul doing my next to last session with Leslie. […]

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Uh-Oh

Beltane                                                           Sliver Bee Hiving Moon Bees check this morning.  Colony 1 is queenright.  Colonies 2 and 3 were not queenright because I had improperly handled the indirect release.  The queens were in the cage still, being tended to by the colony so I direct released both of them.  At the next hive inspection, I imagine […]

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Impish and Knowing

Spring                                                               Waning Bee Hiving Moon Talked to the grandkids on Skype.  Gabe’s linguistics have made a jump and Ruthie seems to have rocketed past the early years of childhood and landed in an elementary school body.  Jen went to crossfit this morning.  If you’re not familiar with this gonzo approach to fitness, click on the […]

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I Roll Over On My Belly

Spring                                              Full Bee Hiving Moon OK.  Enough.  Uncle.  I give.  I yield.  I roll over on my belly.  Please let us have spring.  Snow?  More snow?  Just when the Himalayan inspired mounds of soot black snow have begun their glacial retreat?  This is not insult to injury, but insult to insult.  Well, all right.  If […]

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A Night I Needed Friends. And They Were There.

Spring                                                      Waxing Bee Hiving Moon On the way back from the Red Stag, the Woolly Monday night meeting, the moon hung in the western sky, a thin crescent, a slice, almost too faint to see, a shy moon against a dark blue backdrop. Warren and Mark were there tonight.  We had a couple of laughs […]

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In Spring A Man’s Heart Turns to…Yard Work

Spring                                                             Waxing Bee Hive Moon The weather has turned gray, inclement, wet.  The snow continues to melt, but not wholly disappear, as if it has gotten used to the yard and wants to stay as long as possible.  Where the snow has melted, there is mud.  Mud that tracks it on little dog’s feet.  And […]

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Feeling the Burn

Spring                                                        New Bee Hiving Moon As the day draws to a close, many of the matters seem to have come to some resolution.  My brother will be coming here to live with us for awhile.  We’ll see what he needs when he gets here. I’ve figured out a way to calm the doggy waters with […]

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Path of Most Resistance

Spring                                         Waning Bloodroot Moon I have a new round of resistance work underway in addition to the Tai Chi.  This work I got from Brad at the Y.  It involves squatting on a balance board while doing curls, then shoulders followed by a second round, also squatting, focusing on the chest and triceps.  Every other […]

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Mind/Body

Spring                                                                Waning Bloodroot Moon The yard!  The yard!  If Tattoo had been here this winter, he’d have gotten pretty excited about this dreary muddy mess now more visible than not.  The mountain of snow over which I could not see as I degaraged my Celica has melted to foothill levels, allowing me sights not seen […]

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