Monthly Archives: June 2011

Read My Lips: No No-New-Taxes Hot Air. Anymore.

Beltane                                                                             Waning Garlic Moon Mid-Summer, the summer solstice, comes tomorrow.  Our eight times a year brief essay on the changing seasons of the Celtic calendar appears tomorrow. Tim Pawlenty says, “What deficit?”  He claims there is no deficit in Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Garlic

Beltane                                                                      Waning Garlic Moon In my new names for Minnesota full moons this is the garlic moon, because under its gaze, in its waning nights, the garlic leaves will begin to die back and the garlic will  be ready to … Continue reading

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Friday

Beltane                                                               Full Garlic Moon Boy, the learning is slow on Latin.  I slogged through conditional counter-factual clauses and how to translate subjunctive verbs within them.  I’m still at the beginning of the Pentheus story but already we know what will … Continue reading

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Still Alive.

Beltane                                                              Waxing Garlic Moon Oh, boy.  I’ve not gone a day without a post in a long time.  Yesterday went by so fast. Worked on Latin for a bit, but a brightening day pulled me outside.  I plucked tulip detritus … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Not Everywhere. But, Here.

Beltane                                                                                       Waxing Garlic Moon Spent most of the day at an event focused on implementation of the Great Lakes Water Compact, an unusual and comprehensive agreement among the 8 Great Lakes States and two Canadian provinces.  It was held at … Continue reading

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Not Too Plugged In

Beltane                                                                Waxing Garlic Moon A new printer, a laserjet.  Cheaper to operate than the color printers, necessary for producing manuscripts.  I bought one.  I spent a good while setting it up with no luck on the final leg, my print … Continue reading

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I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies – Thomas Jefferson

Beltane                                                                                    Waxing Garlic Moon “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of … Continue reading

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Bee Diary: Hive Inspections

Beltane                                                    Waxing Garlic Moon Colony #1:  This is the colony in which my queen release went well.  She’s been busy.  The second hive box, on only a week, has all the brood frames with brood, some full, some partial, so … Continue reading

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Yama

Beltane                                                                                Waxing Garlic Moon Still learning about fruit tree management.  Gonna go out and inspect the fruit trees one by one on a ladder this morning.  Then, mid-morning, the bees.  Later, tai-chi starts up again. A busy week ahead so … Continue reading

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