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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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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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What’s Now?

Samain and the waning crescent Moon of Radical Change Friday gratefuls: That Kate’s extreme shortness of breath resolved. The fall salad from Easy Entrees. Using the gift cards from Mary, Mark, and Diane at Easy Entrees. Thanks. Seoah and her organized approach to domestic chores. I learned a lot from her. More yet to learn. […]

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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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Art: A Post About Grief

Fall and the Moon of Radical Change Thursday gratefuls: Kevin at Ionos. Both hands. Keyboards. Learned fingers. This blog. Kate. Our talk yesterday morning. Her bandages and her 02 concentrator going back home. Kep, the sweet boy. Rigel, the yipper. Orion and Venus. Follow the arc to Arcturus. The Big Dipper, follow the pointer stars […]

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This, That

Fall and the RBG Moon Monday gratefuls: Orion. Mars. The waning RBG moon. Venus. Kate. Cheerful. A good three, four days. Rigel and Kep. Our tempur-pedic mattress. The virus. Still reshaping our lives, our nation, our democracy. All those struggling with the virus, with the deaths of loved ones. May they be comforted. Each time […]

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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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Still alive in my heart

Lughnasa and the Labor Day Moon Sunday gratefuls: The Ancient friends. Health. Healthspan. Working out. Cool weather. Low humidity and dewpoint. Extreme fire weather. Rain yesterday and Friday. Stress. Drifting to sleep, roaming places that reached into my heart. In no particular order: Delos, the small Greek island where Apollo and Artemis were born Delphi, […]

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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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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 […]

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