We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Archive for the 'Letters' Category

Thanks for the Body Contact

Samain and the Moon of Thanksgiving Tuesday gratefuls: Kate’s good days. Cottage pie. Rigel in the bed. Her licking my hand this morning. Kep peeking over the edge of the bed, “Get up, Get up!” Charlie Haislet, may his treatments succeed. CBE. The blues shabbat this Friday. Chess. Stefan Zweig. His Dark Materials. Phillip Pullman. […]

Read the rest of this entry »

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

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 […]

Read the rest of this entry »

School Days, School Days

Lughnasa, the Labor Day Moon and Mars Sunday gratefuls: Gary’s quick steaks. Peas. Rice. Bacon. The Moon and Mars, a target for three launches last month. The heat, followed by snow. The sturdiness of Shadow Mountain. The beauty of the lodgepoles on Black Mountain and the ponds of paler green Aspen groves. Zoombies. Solar panels […]

Read the rest of this entry »

All ye need to know

Summer and the Moon of Justice Friday gratefuls: Getting a start on cleaning up the garage. Buying dope. The continental divide yesterday, hazy with wildfire smoke. Kate. Our sad birthday tomorrow. Grocery pick-up order in. The vasty deeps. The airless heights. The Rub Al Kahli. Longing. Water. Beauty. What does it mean? Simplicity. Joy. Is […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Waiting for Darkness

Beltane and the Moon of Sorrow Friday gratefuls: Our loyal freezer, now needing aid. Crowhill Appliance coming to fix it. All the Animals, each one, who gave their body for our food. Exhaustion. A clue for rest. Seoah’s help with the freezer. Kate’s feeding tube, jevity, pump. Sjogren’s, that sneaky disease. Mussar on zoom. Bathroom […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Not a vice

Spring and the Corona Lunacy II Thursday gratefuls: Overcast early morning. Kate, progress. Seoah and I at the grocery store. The clan that gathers on Tuesday mornings. That cool night. The howls. The coronavirus. Reshaping our lives, our history. Other plagues that teach us how to live with this one. History. Eduardo and Holly. Jude. […]

Read the rest of this entry »

As Happy As Can Be

Spring and the Leap Year Moon Saturday gratefuls: Bright sun. White snow. Sturdy mountains. Gov. Polis. All workers in essential jobs, risking themselves for the rest of us. Tough decisions, made well. Governors and mayors. Drugs. Rigel, who practiced non-violent resistance last night when I moved her off my pillow. (100 lbs. of limp dog.) […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Downsize?

Winter and the Future Moon Monday gratefuls: Ruth and Jon skiing. Gabe peeling potatoes. Kate getting Murdoch upstairs. The picker at King Sooper. Having Sunday free of workout. Cleaning off my table. Organizing and preserving my paintings. Kate paying the bills. Ruth. Murdoch. My paintings. Whoa. Like my novels and my blog. I’ve done, I […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Bound Together

Beltane                                                                  Healing Moon I thought they had to do with BDSM, but no. They are a type of type, well-known I imagine to […]

Read the rest of this entry »