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Art and Religion

30  bar steady 30.06 1mph WNW windchill 30      First Quarter Moon of Winds When I woke up, Kate was long gone.  It was 9:30.  I missed my nap yesterday and I picked the sleep time this AM. The rest of the morning, what there was left anyhow, I used looking over my notes for […]

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Aramaic and the Democratic Primary Race

28  bar rises 30.06 5mph N windchill 28     First Quarter Moon of Winds Yesterday I had tours with a group of 4th graders from Hastings and 1st graders from Apple Valley.  Though these tours don’t race the intellectual engine, they are fun.  These kids are thoughtful, attentive and excited about the art that they […]

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How Does the Mummy’s Soul Find the Body If You Moved It?

+20!  71%  18%  omph ESE  bar 30.08 steep fall  windchill19  Winter                Waning Gibbous Winter Moon Out of the door early this am.  Wanted to walk my Safari route, check on the objects.  Also wanted to get a fresh look at the calligraphy. Went upstairs to the second floor and started back in the Americas.  […]

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Not a Good Sign

-6  68%  29%  2mph  WNW  bar30.24  steep rise  windchill-8  Winter                               Full Winter Moon “Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” – Albert Camus When I went out to get the paper this morning, the full winter moon again hugged the horizon, this time a bright silver coin visible through the bare trees of our woods […]

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Buddha Natures Come Out

-1  47%  24%  0mph WNW bar30.21 steady  windchill-5  Winter           Waxing Gibbous Winter Moon Today I used the Templeman Tea Service and I went in early to find the damned thing.  It was in the hall where the period rooms are, not in with the other silver.  No wonder I couldn’t find it last week.  Well, […]

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One Month and Three Belt Notches Later

22  80%  28%  0mph WSW bar29.78  windchill 22  Winter          Waxing Crescent of the Winter Moon Fifth graders today from Harambee Community Culture School.  We marveled at Shiva’s four arms, heard a Tibetan monk who happened to be in the gallery explain the Mandala, walked through the Celebration of Bestowed Glory and looked at the […]

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Oh! Blessed Rage for Order, Pale Ramon

20  83%  28% 3mph N  bar29.94  falls  windchill17   Yuletide                 Waning Gibbous Cold Moon “The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens  excerpts from Wallace Stevens, “The Idea of Order at Key West” She sang beyond the genius of the sea. The water never formed to […]

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China With Elementary School Kids

Two tours today.   I went through China with fourth graders and 6th graders from Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts in Anoka.   They were bright, receptive kids though they had a rigid teacher who had given them a booklet to fill in with information about objects in the museum.  This would have been ok if we’d […]

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