We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

A Change Is Coming

Lughnasa                                             Waning Harvest Moon An edible Docent luncheon.  Whoa.  Sat with Emily, Grace, Allison, Linda, Cheryl, Amanda, Katherine, then Sheila.   The actual program contained as many boring bits as usual but the table companions more than made up for the dullness of the rest. Afterward we all trundled over to the Pillsbury auditorium for Katherine’s […]

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Critiquing Salvation

Imbolc                                     Waning Cold Moon OK.  To finish up the thought that got strangled as Morpheus took over my body last night. Salvation through technology has infected our thinking, a direct consequence of the relentless application of reason to larger and larger spheres of knowledge.  Astronomy, physics and chemistry, geology, later biology all have had their […]

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Sweet, Honest, Funny, Heartbreaking

65  bar steady 29.75  2mph NW dew-point 62  Summer night First Quarter of the Thunder Moon Peanut butter.  Never thought of it as a problem food, but it seems to have entered that category for me.  Makes my tummy hurt.  Darn it. The slippery slope of cell phone life.  Tonight I entered the phone numbers […]

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The Printing Press Today

83  bar steady 29.68 1mph SE  dew-point 67  Summer, hot and clear Waxing Crescent of the Thunder Moon “What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects. What is life but what a man is thinking of all day? This is his fate […]

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Back In Its Own Stall

79  bar falls 29.84 1mph ENE dew-point 61   Summer, hot, moving toward muggy Waxing Crescent of the Thunder Moon The cracks in the red car’s head were tiny.  I saw them.  They ran, in one instance, down the threads that hold the spark plug in place.  While threading in a spark plug or under pressure, […]

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Will I Build A Computer?

76  bar rises 29.76 6mph NW dew-point 51  Summer, pleasant and warm New Moon (Thunder Moon) A new head has been found for the red car.  Hopefully it will get placed on its automotive neck tomorrow and we will go back to two vehicles.  This is important with the rise of gas prices since our […]

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240,000 Miles and Still Happy

58  bar falls 29.74  10mph E  dew-point 56  Beltane, cloudy and raining                          First Quarter of the Flower Moon Since this has been and will be a traveling month, I’ve been attentive to weather nation-wide.  It’s amazing to sit here looking outside at my garden where the vegetables are slow to mature because of cool […]

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Done Any Deep Thinking Of Late?

59  bar falls 29.79  6mph NNE  dew-point 53 Beltane, cloudy and cool                     First Quarter of the Flower Moon Ooops.  Finished the Atlantic article and turns out the author Nicholas Carr’s point is more subtle than I reported yesterday.  He does make those comments about shorter thinking and reading attention spans and I still stand […]

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Exaflops, Zettaflops, Yottaflops and the Xeraflop

72  bar steady 29.65 1mph SSW dew-point 53  Beltane, sunny and warm              First Quarter of the Flower Moon Sometimes the language surprises even those of who try to keep up with technological innovation. “An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing […]

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Rites of Spring

52  bar rises 29.94  2mph NW  dewpoint 20 Beltane, sunny                 Waxing Gibbous Hare Moon Nope, this isn’t about naked pagans dancing under a full moon.  Sorry. Rather, it’s about those things we do.  In spring.  The Mickman’s guy just left.  “Charlie,” he said, “We came through the winter pretty good.  Just one dead sprinkler.”  […]

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