We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Becoming a doctor instead of a professional sewer

Spring                                                                          Planting Moon Granddaughter Ruth, turned 7 last week, asked Grandma, “Why did you become a doctor instead of […]

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Master Communicator

Spring                                                                         Planting Moon Within 30 pages of finishing Missing, the read through.  Lots of ideas bouncing around, not sure […]

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I Knew Her Right Away

Spring                                                                              Bloodroot Moon Home again, home again.  The dogs greeted me with unusual joy and vigor.  Vega […]

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A Thought, A Sigh

Beltane                                                                            Beltane Moon All day.  A thought comes.  A sigh, hoping to delve into, oh, say, renaissance humanism. […]

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See the Heads?

Spring                                                            Beltane Moon Coming north on Highway 10 (or east, I can never figure it out and I’ve lived up here 18 years) just before the […]

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Dogs and Granddaughters

Spring                                                         New Beltane Moon Homes have needs.  This one needs Kate to feel full and she’s gone.  I’m lucky I have the dogs or I would feel […]

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Untamed and Primal

Fall                                                Waxing Autumn Moon Warning:  weak stomachs should not read further. Kate yelled, but I didn’t hear.  Rigel, let inside after breakfast and a morning’s romp in the woods, came in, lay down on our small oriental rug, and, as dogs sometimes do, threw up.  Gross, I know, but after a while with dogs, many […]

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Queen of Relaxation

Mid-Summer                                                            Waxing Honey Flow Moon Our new pack Kona, Vega, Rigel + Gertie has begun to calm down.  There are fewer tense circling moments, fewer snaps and growls.  Life with dogs has its rhythms, just like life with humans.  Vega, our biggest girl, lays on the window seat, tail thumping, watchful, inviting me to come […]

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Busy Friday

Beltane                                                                                           Waxing Last Frost Moon Finally.  One chunk of the Metamorphosis finished in a literal (sort 0f) version.  That’s Book III:138-250.  My learning curve has been steep, sometimes so much so that I thought I might tip over backwards, but I seem to have reached a point where moving forward goes faster now and the […]

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Good News, Good Art

Beltane                                               New Last Frost Moon Good news from the vet.  Vega’s kidneys are ok, so a round of doxycycline should set her right.  She’s so lovable, a goofy, intelligent, sweet animal, a joy to be around. Then another death related incident.  A friend called for thoughts about a service he was conducting for a deceased […]

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