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Archive for the 'Writing' Category

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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Building a Pier

Samain and the waning crescent of the Moon of Radical Change Saturday gratefuls: Romertopf clay cookers. The chicken who gave its life for our meal. The root vegetables in it, too: potatoes, carrots, leeks, garlic. The snow, may it keep coming.  Kate in a better day so far today. Caring Bridge and those who reply […]

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OK. Ancientrails is Back!

I have been working with Ionos, my web host, to resolve a security issue, fixed right away, then some other problem that was more intractable. It seems we’ve sorta solved it and I can get back to working. I’ve missed you and will have new posts up soon.

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Unanswerable Questions.

Fall and the RBG Moon Sunday gratefuls: Orion, clear and distinct, like Descartes wanted his ideas. The night sky, visible again! Meatloaf from Easy Entrees. Learning to sleep all night on my side. The lens in my left eye. Kate, waiting for relief. Ruth will watch Kiss the Ground. Groveland wanting to hear me again […]

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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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A Better Week

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Saturday gratefuls: Easy Entrees gift cards to Kate for her birthday. Thanks, Mary and Diane! Easy Entrees produce box. Big and bountiful. That Yam! The size of a football. Sweet Corn. Tomatoes. Green Beans. Onions. Zucchini. Peaches. Pears. Oranges. Geez. I just wrote a glowing pitch for Easy Entrees on […]

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It’s Baaaackk

Lughnasa and the Lughnasa Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Getting Ancientrails back. (It was lost somehow.) The lovely cool morning. Kate’s experiment with zofran. Kate’s appointment with the pulmonologist today. The cow that gave its life for our dinner last night. Potatoes. Our new mailbox. Jon. Ruth. Gabe. For the wonderful Saturday. Edging my way toward a […]

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Who. Are. You?

Lughnasa and the Lughansa Moon Saturday gratefuls: Yet more rain. Cool nights and mornings. A not so bad day for Kate. Derek. Shrimp and gnocchi. Re-reading Jennie’s Dead. Urge to paint coming back. Tom and his focus for our Sunday gathering, Ancient Friends. The Watchmen on HBO. Recursion by Coloradan Blake Crouch. Writing. Oil paints. […]

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Let The World Be New

Summer and the Lughnasa Moon Wednesday gratefuls: Mountain Waste. Garbage truck drivers. Mail folk. Snow plow drivers. All risk their lives on curvy mountain roads with limited sight lines. Summer and winter. Everyday bravery. Kate’s better day. Lisa, seeing Lisa today. Get some next steps with Kate’s shortness of breath and nausea. I named the […]

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Living

Summer and the Lughnasa Moon Friday gratefuls: The Norsemen, a funny sendup of the Vikings. (which I also liked.) Derek’s continuing to cut up and cart away our felled trees. Children of Time, a sci fi book about terraforming, genetic manipulation, and the end of earth’s history. Spiders and ants and humans, oh my. Peter […]

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