We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

A Houseless Life

72  bar rises 29.73  0mph WNW dew-point 62    Summer, pleasant Waxing Crescent of the Thunder Moon “It is not how old you are, but how you are old.” – Jules Renard Elizabeth Odegard has West Nile virus.  She’s lethargic, stays in bed.  Not much to do, but support your body and wait it out.  […]

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Home

63  bar rises 29.95  0mph NNE  dew-point 54  Summer, night and cool                            Waning Gibbous Flower Moon Back home.  The corn is past knee high; the garlic has finished its growth; the tomato plants that began from heritage seeds have fruit; the beans have begun to bush out and the onions have sky rocketed.  A […]

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Swollen Muddy And Fast

90  Sunny, hazy   Airquality alert in Nashville.  Suggested:  Limit trips. The deep south is close.  Tennessee was one of the upper slave holding states at the beginning of the civil war and did not secede with the lower south states of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and tomorrow’s destination, Alabama.   Murfeesboro, Tennessee has the Stones River Civil War […]

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A Summer Meander

                      67 bar steady  29.75  2mph NW  dew-point 53  Beltane, sunny                                            Waxing Gibbous Flower Moon    On the road again.  In under an hour I’m off to hotter, wetter, more flooded climes.  Traveling in the summer has many thing going against it:  high gas prices (this time, Yikes!), crowds, heat and stormy weather.   The […]

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Sugar Cream Pie, Cornbread, Grits and Barbecue

Finished the movie Gettysburg.  Sad, tragic.  A battle in a war with few true winners.  The Great Courses lectures on the American Revolution and the Civil War came a few days ago and they will occupy the bulk of my listening on the way to Maxwell AFB and back.  As I’ve written here before, summer […]

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Visitations

                             65  bar rises 29.73  2mph WSW dew-point 49  Beltane, sunny                                                        Waxing Gibbous Flower Moon The places I have visited stay with me, sometimes like ghosts, haunting my dreams and intruding on waking life.  Angkor.   Singapore.  Bangkok.  Ephesus.  Delphi.  Santorini.  Rome.  Pompeii.  Venice.  Florence.  Crete.  Delos.  Istanbul.  Bogota.  Cartagena.  Mexico City.  Merida.  Oaxaca. Vienna.  […]

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The Wild Man

71  bar steady  29.66  1pmh ENE dew-point 49  Beltane, sunny and warm                  First Quarter of the Flower Moon We have had only 3 days above 80 this year.  The weather stays cool, which is fine, but the plants don’t like it.  They grow slowly. Tonight is the Wild Man meeting of the Woolly Mammoths […]

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Trees and Thermonuclear Weapons

65  bar steep rise 29.43  0mph SSE  dew-point 54   Beltane, cloudy and cool                  Waxing Crescent of the Flower Moon On the way out to Denver The Leid Conference Center at the Arbor Day Foundation farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The first night I spent at this conference center.  Here is the main entry hall: […]

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Their Lawlessness Got out of Hand

57  bar steep fall 29.94  7mph  ENE dew-point 52  Beltane, cloudy and cool                        Last Quarter of the Hare Moon Can this possibly mean what it says?  “While cities are hot spots for global warming, study finds people in them emit fewer gases.”  Washington Post, 5/29/2008   In this same vein I watched part of a […]

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Air Conditioning

33 bar steep fall 29.69  7 mph NE dewpoint 32  Spring                 Waxing Crescent Moon of Growing Just got a call from the Sierra Club inviting me to my own party.  I said, “OK.” The rain turned to part snow around 4:50PM and looks like it’s mostly snow now.  As soon as the temps drop, […]

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