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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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Zozobra

  Samain and the Moon of Radical Change My post below is an instance of zozobra. Who am I? Where am I? Who am I with? Are there others? Not sure about Portilla’s comments about the natural world, but this is the first time I’ve encountered these ideas. Mexican and Spanish philosophers, Unamuno chief among […]

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We Have Given Our Hearts Away

Fall and the Moon of Radical Change Friday gratefuls: 13 degrees. Snow spitting. More precipitation on its way. Yes. Yes. Yes. THC. Happy Camper. Jennie’s Dead. Keyboards. Scrivener. Electric Blanket. Wildfires. Restoring the natural order. Joe’s 39th birthday. Less than two weeks before we awaken from our long national nightmare. Have I mentioned that you […]

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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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Shadowed Mountain

Fall and the waning RBG Moon Tuesday gratefuls: Our money. The house on Shadow Mountain. The loft. Ivory in a new home. Jon’s Subaru, now planted in our garage. Mary, Mark, Diane, Kate: the clan. Sleep. Movies. Hamburger. Kate reminded me, after a rant, that October is my season of melancholy. Mom’s death came this […]

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RBG and Mars

Fall The Full RBG Moon and Mars Saturday gratefuls: Kate’s better breathing, stamina. Easy Entrees Oktoberfest meal today: Pork Schnitzel, Bavarian Pretzels, and German Cucumber Salad. Prosit! Sukkot. The Sukkah is up at CBE. Harvests all round the world. Confirmation on masks, social distancing, staying away from crowded enclosed spaces. My new lens. My new […]

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Moral Discipline Required

Fall and the RBG Moon Friday gratefuls: Dr. Bachtel and Kylie. Kep and Rigel riding together. Easy Entrees. Mark’s suggestion about their Bavarian pretzels. Dr. Gustave. My clear, dominant eye. Next week’s appointment with Taryle. Let’s call it the WTF appointment. So much medicine. Alan. A good buddy. Schadenfreude. Not the most attractive emotion, I’ll […]

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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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Paying the Price

Fall and the RBG Moon Monday gratefuls: Groveland. The Ancient Ones. The ancientrails of wondering and friendship. The Darkness. The Stars, now steady. Kate’s stoma site. Getting clear and healthy. Kate. Just Kate, always Kate. Exposure. Fear. 28 degrees this a.m. The Gold in them thar Hills: Aspen. Magwa, the hero Rat. The clan. So […]

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Over the Hills and Through the Woods

Lughnasa and the RBG Moon Monday gratefuls: RBG, social justice warrior. The American people. We won’t get fooled again. Our flawed democracy in all its tattered glory. Surgery eye drops. Kate’s several good days. Rigel and her healing. Orion right at the end of the driveway at about thirty degrees. The equinox tomorrow. This bittersweet […]

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