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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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Zeisty

  Samain and the moon of Thanksgiving Sunday gratefuls: The Wind. Snow. The Stars at Night through the bedroom window, between the Lodgepoles and the Aspen. Kate’s good day yesterday. Conversation with Marilyn and Irv on Zoom. Seeing their two Puppies. Biden wins Arizona and Georgia. Living in the Rocky Mountains. The Snow fall yesterday. […]

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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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Diwali. The Hindu celebration of light

Samain and the crescent moon of Radical Change with Venus Thursday gratefuls: A charcuterie of sorts for dinner last night. Marilyn, a true friend, and Irv. Alan today. Ovation West. More good days for Kate. Quieter. More peaceful. Lisa Gidday, retiring. Covid. Snow for its beauty, its moisture, its fire suppression. Good sleeping. Mirabegron. This […]

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Fattening the Curve

Fall and the RBG Moon Tuesday gratefuls: Kate’s continuing better days. Eyedrops. Cataract surgery. Clarity of vision. Aspen Leaves blowing in the Wind. DJT acting in character. This spinning planet. Our blue home. Joe and Seoah. Happy. Hawai’i. The Pacific. China. Korea. Vietnam. Cambodia. Laos. Thailand. Malaysia. Singapore. Taiwan. Japan. Trump on the balcony of […]

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Courage and Sadness

Mabon (Vernal Equinox) and the RBG Moon Tuesday gratefuls: Kate resolving the missing $5,500.Rigel eager to get up this morning. Orion in the south. Mars in the west. Venus in the east. Sirius in the southeast. Small bursts of color. The Great Wheel, turning. The vernal equinox. When the night hours increase. Daylight shortens. Crops […]

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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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Going Viral

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Friday gratefuls: Bergen Bark Inn. Wonderful care for Murdoch. And, they can keep him through the time we need. Yeah! A pleasant family meal at Brook’s Tavern. Lots of laughter and smiles. Seoah, the fashionista. Kate’s recovery from her flare. CBE. Kep, who stayed up for me on Wednesday […]

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Volunteers. Dog bless them.

Imbolc and the Leap Year Moon Friday gratefuls: Corinne in Boulder for her graciousness. Murdoch, for being such a good boy at her house. Seoah, navigating a difficult parting in a still strange language, a still new culture. Kate, living with her ornery body. Dr. Gidday, strong woman, good doc. The melting snow, mostly gone […]

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Hello, Hello, Hello

Imbolc and the waning crescent of the Shadow Mountain Moon Thursday gratefuls: Bergen Bark Inn, Murdoch’s wiggly happy greeting. Seoah eating pho. “I’m a happy girl.” The cold, clean and sharp. Powder all day yesterday, a snow globe day. The Jeffco snowplowers who clear our road. Evergreen. This mountain, Shadow Mountain, on which our home […]

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