Tag Archives: Mom

Fall-ing

Lughnasa                                                  Waxing Harvest Moon As August slides away and the sky shifts its colors toward deeper hues, an inner barometer detects higher emotional pressures.  The atmosphere weighs more, cuing those momentary pauses, breaks in attention.  It may signal a storm … Continue reading

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Knocking on the Door

Beltane                                                                             New Last Frost Moon There are times and this is one of them, when death seems behind every door.  My friend Bill has learned that his wife’s cancer is stage 4.  A grave diagnosis with a grave prognosis.   American’s … Continue reading

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Then Bang, Things Happen

Spring                                                               New (Bee Hiving) Moon You know how things go along for a long time and nothing happens, then bang, things happen?  Sollie and Rigel got into it again and in breaking them up Rigel bit me.  Not bad, a … Continue reading

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Will You Still Need Me? Will You Still Feed Me?

Imbolc                                                 Waxing Bridgit Moon Iconic birthdays.    Sweet sixteen.  18-old enough to die.  21–when I was young, this was THE iconic birthday.  Ok to drink.  Woops.  A few years later I was an alcoholic.  Then for my generation there was 30.  … Continue reading

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Memorable

Lughnasa                                            Waning Grandchildren Moon Katie slipped her hands around my arm and stroked.  Then stopped and put some pressure on.  Then stroked some more.  Katie was my birthday present from a thoughtful wife.  She learned her trade from Sister Rosalind … Continue reading

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The Colosseum of the Soul

Imbolc                                                Waning Wild Moon Fake Nostalgia for a Pre-Therapy Age Past “I can tell you one thing,” he announced, as I recall. “Back in my day, you didn’t have young kids going around talking to shrinks, yakking about their fee-ee-ee-lings, … Continue reading

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