We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Woolly Mammoths Tramp Through The Marsh

Samain                                      Moon of the Winter Solstice Woollies tonight at the Marsh in Minnetonka.  We met in the moon room, a dining room with several tables overlooking, I imagine, the marsh, but it was dark. Tom Crane gave […]

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All Ha’il

Fall                                              Waxing Harvest Moon First communication back from Mark in Saudi Arabia.  He says he hasn’t set up his computer yet and that the school seems to have a good connection.  He mentions the school is in Ha’il*.  Guess that’s where he is now.  So far that’s all I know. Met with the Woolly’s last […]

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Grasshopper, You Are About To Be A Grandfather

Spring                                                                           Full Bee Hiving Moon Men.  Emotions surprise us, batter us into consciousness, wake us up.  Hello, grasshopper, you are about to be A GRANDFATHER. Huh?  How did that happen?  Of course, you know exactly how it happened, but it still reaches inside and turns on the amazement switch. Some old man, dimly known, shambles […]

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Tom’s Place

Lughnasa                                                        Waxing Artemis Moon Back from Tom’s gracious home in Shorewood.  He served corn on the cob, salmon, an egg salad and spinach.  Delightful.  A pileated woodpecker ate from his feeder just as I came in.  What a gorgeous bird.  We ate on the deck of Tom’s unusual housing arrangement.  These are homes with a […]

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The Sublime Gift

Beltane                                       Waning Planting Moon ” Life can’t bring you the sublime gift it has for you until you interrupt your pursuit of a mediocre gift.” Woolly brother Tom Crane sent this to me.  It took me back to my recent post about Siah Armajani and his personal commitment to staying within his skill set.  When […]

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The Patio of the Schwarzwald

Beltane                                        Waning Planting Moon The Woolly brethren gathered yet again at the Black Forest, sitting outside near the fountain with the metal sculpture, a twisted geometric of aluminum.  Warren, Frank just back from Ireland, Bill, Paul, Tom, Stefan and myself shared the stories and the shorthand that comes from having been together for so long. […]

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Woollys, Grandkids

Summer                     Waxing Summer Moon Tomorrow we get the full on Summer Moon.  We’ll have a warm, but not hot night with a brilliant satellite.  No good for astronomy, but great for moon viewing, a favorite activity among the Japanese. Woolly’s met tonight at the Black Forest.  Mark, Stefan, Bill, Tom, Frank and myself showed up.  […]

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A Locked Car Mystery

Imbolc    Waning Wild Moon The Woolly’s met tonight at the Jasmine across from the Black Forest.  Food is noveau Vietnamese, French accents.  I had spring rolls and mangoes on sticky rice.  Just right. Got to give everyone a head’s up on labyrinthitis.  Tom has a friend who visited him yesterday and may be dead from […]

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