Monthly Archives: May 2011

Blue Collar Plants

Beltane                                                                          Waning Last Frost Moon The last day of May.  Where do the good times roll? This morning Mark and I worked on digging holes in a front bed (Mark) and digging, weeding and dividing hemerocallis, then transplanting them (me) … Continue reading

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Monkey. Still. But, Making Progress.

Beltane                                                                     Waning Last Frost Moon Whoa.  84.  Sometimes I think of the seasons as if we were on a moveable patch of earth.  On a day like today our patch got shifted on the seasonal moving belt to about Georgia.  … Continue reading

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An Unforgivable Sin?

Beltane                                                                    Waning Last Frost Moon “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” – Albert Camus Dogs behave like dogs.  Ticks like ticks.  Ravens steal.  Osprey fish.  Shark keep moving.  Even the heart beats, the liver … Continue reading

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Bee Diary: Memorial Day Weekend

Beltane                                                                     Waning Last Frost Moon The bees.  Today the second hive boxes went on each colony.  This means that 70-80% of the frames in the bottom boxes have brood and pollen, requiring more space now for expansion of the growing … Continue reading

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A Paradox

Beltane                                                                                       Waning Last Frost Moon Groceries.  Bees.  Check in for cruise.  That’s my day today.  Well, I might watch a bit of the 500, just see how it goes. It Broke From Within (see post below) is based on a … Continue reading

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Artists Speak

Beltane                                                                                     Waning Last Frost Moon Loving art requires time and attentiveness, just as any relationship does.  An additional, more important impact of my visit to the Walker struck me after I finished the last post. In the encounter with a … Continue reading

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A Sucker. One Born Every Minute.

Beltane                                                         Waning Last Crescent Moon So.  Last Wednesday I drove into Minneapolis for the last regular legcom meeting of this year.  We’d been going at it since January, once a week, with all the prep work and other matters (legislative … Continue reading

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How Might We Lose Our Freedoms?

Beltane                                                                            Waning Last Frost Moon “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln The tea-party folks and all those ronpaulites must love this … Continue reading

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Anco Impari (I’m Still Learning. Goya)

Beltane                                                                 Waning Last Frost Moon We continue sliding toward summer, a cool, moist descent, not at all like the sudden, blazing ascension we often see, usually full on in place by now, with sun screen and hats and pitchers of … Continue reading

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I Shrugged

Beltane                                                              Waning Last Frost Moon “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration … Continue reading

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