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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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Sad and Ashamed

Samain and the Moon of Thanksgiving Saturday gratefuls: Alan. The Ancient ones. Venus in the sky with diamonds. Thanksgiving. Smaller, this year. Trump. Revealing how precious and how fragile our democracy is. Kate. Good days. All those who read Ancientrails. Thank you. The gas heater in the loft. La Nina. Keeping us dry. And, aware. […]

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Oh, I See

Fall and the Moon of Radical Change Sunday gratefuls: Snow. 8 degrees. More Snow, more Cold drooping down from the north, screaming in later from the west. Rigel and Kep. Kate. Our dialogue about doing things together. A warmer day yesterday. Happy Camper. Safeway. Ruby. A light Snow, crystalline, falls outside. The temperature has dropped […]

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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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Third Phase

Fall and the Moon of Radical Change Monday gratefuls: Beau Jo’s pizza. Stephen King. He inspires me. The Ancient Ones. Male intimacy. Safe space. Tom and Roxann. Pam, Roxann’s sister. Joe and Seoah. Mary. Margus. (Mark, in Arabic) Diane. Drought and fire danger. The burning of the West. Covid. Trump. A fortnight. That’s all that […]

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Mountain Recluses

Fall and the RBG Moon. Orion, Mars, Venus, and the Great Dog Monday gratefuls: Ancient friends. Their journeys. Learning and education. Life. All those drops for my eyes. Peanut butter and Rigel. Carne asada, twice baked potato, and salad. Safeway pickup. That snow yesterday. Mom’s yahrzeit on the 17th. A bright, sunshiny day in the […]

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Clarity

Fall and the RBG Moon with Mars, Orion, and Venus Thursday gratefuls: Steady hands, Dr. Gustave. Cataract surgery, the new lens. Kate. Cool weather coming. Alan. Susan and Marilyn who will keep Kate company during my surgery. Aspen gold among the Lodgepole green. Right eye. Slice, dice, remove old lens, insert new. Clarity in both […]

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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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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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