Author Archives: Charles

Winter is Coming

Harvest Home and the Michaelmas Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Jon. Healing, in some ways. Ruth, in Spirit week at her high school. Having fun. Anxious. Gabe, with his first pimple, Nosy. That squash soup I made last year for Kate. Still … Continue reading

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distracted

Lughnasa and the Michaelmas Moon Tuesday gratefuls: Kitchen redesign. Jodi coming at 10. The cleaning crew. A clean house. Check arrived at CBE. Finally. Diane in the knotty pine bedroom formerly used by Uncle Riley and Aunt Virginia. Her meeting … Continue reading

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Tradition a longer conversation summarized

Lughnasa and the Michaelmas Moon Tarot: Nine of Stones in the Wildwood Deck Meaning (according to the Wildwood Tarot book-WTB): Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice. The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Pagan

Lughnasa and the Michaelmas Moon Monday gratefuls: My sisters: Mary, BJ, Sarah, Anne. My brother: Mark. My ancient brothers: Tom, Paul, William, Mario. Family. It is both what you make it and part of what made you. Three-hole punch. Internet … Continue reading

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Underneath the bones, my wings are pushing out

Lughnasa and the Michaelmas Moon Sunday gratefuls: Susan. The Woolly Retreat. Pruning. Yet more of Kate’s jewelry. Satisfaction at getting things done. Subway. Stinker’s gas. Lodgepoles. Black Mountain. That one forerunner Aspen. Golden. The Stars. The blackness of Space. Four … Continue reading

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