Monthly Archives: December 2017

Celebrating the Obverse

Winter                                                              Moon of the Long Nights The solstices mark swings to and from extremes, from the longest day to the longest night, there, and as with Bilbo, back again. Darkness and light are never steady in their presence. The earth … Continue reading

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Cold

Winter                                                                 Moon of the Long Nights Meanwhile, back in Minnesota: “We just heard on the news that it is colder in Minneapolis tonight than the Amundsen-Scott weather station in the South Pole. We are -4°; the South Pole is a … Continue reading

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It lives!

Winter                                                                 Moon of the Long Nights Ah. In my world mechanical victories, no matter how small, are worthy of celebration. After a snowfall on Wednesday and Thursday, I decided to crank up the snowblower. It had not been started since … Continue reading

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On the Path

Winter                                                                Moon of the Long Nights Winter break continues. The identity crisis has passed as I knew it would. The crisis focused on my passive choices, taking the path of least resistance after college and I did do that, giving … Continue reading

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep

Winter                                                           Moon of the Long Nights “Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.”  William Ernest Henley, Invictus The Winter Solstice. Today and … Continue reading

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The Solstice Is Coming

Samain                                                                Long Nights Moon When Hanukkah ends tonight, it will only be two days to the Winter Solstice. I long ago kicked transcendence out of my religious toolkit, believing it encourages authoritarianism, the patriarchy, and body negativity. How, you might … Continue reading

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Winter Nights

Samain                                                   Bare Aspen Moon Friend Tom Crane found this image. The delights of winter nights.

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Techno Fears

Samain                                                                Bare Aspen Moon Got a TV for the kid’s room. A Hanukkah present. Maybe not the most mind nourishing gift, but one they’ll really like. I spent a couple of hours setting it up yesterday, which seems like a … Continue reading

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