We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

The Weekend

Lughnasa                                                 Full Harvest Moon Kate’s out in Denver visiting the grandkids while Mark and I hold a visa watch, waiting for some word from the mysterious world of Saudi bureaucracy. Yesterday I took a trip to Duluth to deliver 3 pounds of honey in payment for use of the image on this year’s Artemis Honey […]

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Out into Winter Solstice Eve

Winter Solstice Eve                                      Full Winter Solstice Moon Ode has the meeting tonight, a meeting brushed with snow that left 100 inches of powder in the Rockies.  Jon skied in knee deep powder on Saturday.  I’ll drive in 4-6 inches, not as remarkable, but, consider that we have roads and driveways added to temperature that will […]

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Grounded

Lughnasa                               Waxing Back to School Moon Finished digging the potatoes.  The crop seems smaller than last year’s, but I can’t tell for sure.  Still, we don’t eat potatoes often and we have enough to last us quite awhile.  Kate made an early autumn roast vegetable medley with onions, carrots, leaks, garlic, beets and one potato […]

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Good Job, Leslie

Lughnasa                                              Waxing Back to School Moon Leslie did a great job this morning.  A creative approach with a candle passed among Grovelanders asking them first to identify a point where they performed ministry, then a time when they were hurt by ministry and finally a time when they were transformed by ministry.  There were tears, […]

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Football, Piecing and Quilting

Lughnasa                                Waxing Artemis Moon The Vikings.  I thought Tavaris Jackson looked like his old self, not good news for us.  Rosenfels looked better, not Favre better, but better than Tavaris.  Who is Garrett Mills?  He looked good.  So did Marko Mitchell.  Who?  I also like Toby Gearhart, a straight ahead bull of a runner and […]

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America the society is in fine shape! America the polity most certainly is not.

Winter                                   Waxing Cold Moon OK.  The Cold Moon has finally risen on its namesake air temps.  8 this morning.  It’s a clear day after a small snowfall yesterday. If I were to put my finger on one thing to account for the Viking’s loss Sunday, discounting the six turnovers, it would be the 12 men […]

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Vikings Lose. And, It’s OK.

Winter                                   Waxing Cold Moon And mighty Casey had struck out.  Vikes lose 31-28. It was a good ride this year. Brett Favre’s 40th year will go down in story and in record books, but I will remember him most for this last game.  It reminded me of Michael Jordan playing sick against Utah in Game […]

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Living in Alien Land

Winter                                        Waxing Cold Moon The NFC championship game  is today.  You know where I’ll be.  Yup.  Right there in the chair, cheering on the Vikes.  After dispassionately reading all the match-up analysis and carefully considering all the key information, I still believe the Vikes win a close one.  Adrian Peterson dominates the running game.  We […]

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Another Warm January Day

Winter                             Waxing Cold Moon It’s 52 today here in Denver, sun shining, blue sky with a few cirrus clouds nearby and some cumulus off in the distance.  The Rockies have snow caps and grace the western horizon with a view that makes any nature lovers heart race.  This is a great state from an outdoors […]

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Today: Miss Rodeo Utah

Wmter               Waxing Cold Moon Though I chose the Cold Moon name for this full moon, Colorado isn’t.  Cold that is.  Here in the Mile High City the temperature yesterday was 58. Confusing to this northern boy who had on too much clothing. At Smashburger yesterday, I sat waiting on my hot dog.  Smashburger is a […]

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