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Oh, Death

  Samain and the Moon of Thanksgiving Monday gratefuls: The Ancient Ones riff on Thanksgiving and thanksgiving. The animal that gave its life for our carne asada. The potatoes and the carrots. Root vegetables. Garlic, too. Walt Whitman. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed. Aaron Copeland. Charles Ives. Samuel Barber. Bob Dylan. Folk music. […]

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The New West

Samain and the Moon of Thanksgiving Wednesday gratefuls: Mountain Waste. Doctors. The one here and the ones out there. Roads. The builders of Colorado Mountain roads. His Dark Materials. Phillip Pullman. Friends. Caregiving. Tsundoku. Collecting books you have not read. William Schmidt. Bill. As he goes through the next 14 days. Tom on December 1st. […]

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Fattening, Not Flattening

Fall and the Moon of Radical Change Wednesday gratefuls: New wheelchair. #19! Better comfort for Kate. Covid days and Covid nights. With the flu on its way. Hunker down, USA. A gift from Ancient One, Tom Crane. Safeway. Picking up groceries in my jammies. Cool weather ahead. And, snow! Drive down that fire danger. Yeah. […]

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Third Phase

Fall and the Moon of Radical Change Monday gratefuls: Beau Jo’s pizza. Stephen King. He inspires me. The Ancient Ones. Male intimacy. Safe space. Tom and Roxann. Pam, Roxann’s sister. Joe and Seoah. Mary. Margus. (Mark, in Arabic) Diane. Drought and fire danger. The burning of the West. Covid. Trump. A fortnight. That’s all that […]

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Soul

Fall and the Moon of Radical Change Sunday gratefuls: Jon, Ruth, Gabe. Kate. Jon’s drawing for the gate at the bottom of the loft stairs. Ruth’s Apple fritters. Easy Entree’s beef stew. Borgen. Kate reading Jennie’s Dead, what’s written. The 8 point Buck in the back yard. Kep trying to decide what to do. “When […]

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Mountain Recluses

Fall and the RBG Moon. Orion, Mars, Venus, and the Great Dog Monday gratefuls: Ancient friends. Their journeys. Learning and education. Life. All those drops for my eyes. Peanut butter and Rigel. Carne asada, twice baked potato, and salad. Safeway pickup. That snow yesterday. Mom’s yahrzeit on the 17th. A bright, sunshiny day in the […]

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At the Peak

Fall, the RBG Moon and Mars Sunday gratefuls: Oktoberfest. On Shadow Mountain. Kate’s list of things to do. Aspen leaves, gold nuggets flying in the Wind. Orion. Clear and comforting. For over 50 years. The 8 point Buck that strolled onto our driveway yesterday afternoon. The World and its abundance. The Universe and its vastness. […]

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Springtime of the Soul

Fall and the RBG Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Thoracentesis. Valet who got our car from a distant garage. The imaging employee who found an unused machine for Kate’s catscan. Phase two of the three stage plan done. Remembering to take out the blue foam. Clear vision. Michaelmas yesterday. Cool morning. Michaelmas. The Saint’s Day of the […]

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Gardner Me

Fall and the RBG Moon Kiss the Ground. Netflix. Not a huge fan of documentaries. Not sure why. I love fiction, not non-fiction books though I read them from time to time. But this one. Recommended by long time friend Tom Crane. Didn’t say much new, maybe nothing for me, but it pulled my heart. […]

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Open to Ideas

Lughnasa, the Labor Day Moon and Mars Afternoon note: In a curious mental place. I’m calm, not spending time worrying about results or outcomes. I’m busy cooking, shopping, feeding, pilling, driving, listening, changing bandages. Organizing crafts people for work here. Dealing with my own health. Working out. Getting sleep. Zooming with friends, family, CBE. I […]

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