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Archive for the 'Humanities' 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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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. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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Neurotic

Summer and the Moon of Justice Sunday gratefuls: A mowed and less cluttered backyard. Jon and the grandkids coming tonight. Pick-up groceries. Safeway. Even though. Kate’s feeding tube. Her appointment with an ostomy nurse. House cleaning. The dishwasher. The final days of our freezer. This pulse of energy I have for domestic work. May it […]

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