We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Long Day

22  bar steep fall 29.71  1mph SSW  windchill  22   Samhain First Quarter Moon of Long Nights Two tours.  2nd graders.  Fun, but not as much fun as the dual language immersion kids.  A home-schooling group.  Some of the boys looked like they might go all Columbine except they had no school.  Could not get them […]

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Practical Paranoia

20  bar falls 30.52  1mph ESE  windchill 19  Samhain Last Quarter of the Dark Moon Second graders from a dual-language immersion school trailed after me through the museum.  We went up on the elevator, always a hit and proceeded once on the third floor to Tanguy.   Sophia, or was it Sarah, said, “It looks like […]

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Love and Politics

Another busy week.  Guess it’s a good thing we’re headed to Colorado on Saturday.  Time for a rest. Yesterday I worked outside all morning, then took a nap, worked out and went to the Woollys at Paul’s house.  We talked about love.  Love was central to each of our lives and, we all agreed, to […]

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Reading the OED

90  bar steady 29.83  0mph NNW dew-point 59  sunrise 6:18  sunset 8:14  Lughnasa Full Corn Moon  moon rise 2053  moonset  0816 The salmon is in the house.  So is the shrimp.  And ice.  Plus beer, NA, diet pop and bottled water (for entertaining purposes only).  We have the leaves in the dining room table, the […]

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I’m Not Sure I’m a Unitarian-Universalist. I Suppose That Removes All Doubt.

43 bar steady 30.01 0mph NE dewpoint 36  Spring              Waxing Gibbous Moon of Growing At last.  A night where I was not the biggest loser at sheepshead.  Bill Schmidt and I tied for high for the evening.  I had great cards and some good luck, plus I’ve had a long lesson in sheepshead from […]

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The Hydroponics Are On

34  bar rises 29.50 3mph NNW dewpoint 31  Spring                First Quarter Moon of Growing The calendar says spring; the snow says not yet.  It’s all moisture, though, and if it doesn’t run away to rivers and streams, some of this goes to recharge ground water and aquifers.  A good thing whether it comes chilled […]

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Doing Those Things I Would Not Do And Vice Versa

58  bar steep fall 29.69 1mph S dewpoint 34 Spring     Waning Crescent Moon of Winds “Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca I’ve had two instances of this this week and I seem to have trouble learning the lesson.  On Wednesday […]

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Fireman’s Robes and an Ugly Bureaucrat

42  bar falls 2mph SSE dewpoint 26 Spring           Waning Crescent Moon of Winds Two tours today, both Weber, but very different.  The first was a Shakopee Japanese language group who had some very sharp kids.  They were with Hotei, the Moon, the calligraphy, the tea ceremony, Genji, the Bull and the fireman’s robes.  The […]

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What Do the Shang Kuei and the Zhou Kuei Have In Common?

39  bar falls 30.21 7mph NNE dewpoint 14            Full Moon of Winds Warren Wolfe handed out a sheet at the Woolly retreat, a project development sheet that involves identifying a project or activity that compels us in some way.  I missed his presentation since I left early for Hawai’i, so I have to fill […]

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Tea Master for a Day

46  bar falls 29.96 3mph NNW dewpoint 25           Waxing Gibbous Moon of Winds Last night the moon of winds cast shadows on our yard, elongated dogwoods, thick oak trunks and thin lines of multiple raspberry canes.  This point in the seasonal change is delicate.  Thin ice forms a lattice over the snow while tiny drops of […]

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