Category Archives: reflections

AUGUST 2: LAMMAS

  A TIME OF RENEWAL AMID CHANGE AND THE UNKNOWN Lammas is the festival of late summer… we have gone over the top and are on the downward path of the year.  What lies behind is now memory, what is … Continue reading

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TEMPERING MY WRETCHED ANGER WITH QUIETLY IMPASSIONED ACTION

LIVING IN TROUBLED TIMES The news cannot be ignored.  Our nation is in deep peril from within its own soul.  We seem to have become a dangerous, deranged, and damned citizenry. Even within the simple activities of daily living…  people … Continue reading

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ROAD SCRAMBLE

  ROAD-SCRAMBLE:   June 21, 2016 I had planned to write a Summer Solstice piece today but my mind doesn’t want to go there.  I’m all over the map in my head, but not where I want to be. It’s kind … Continue reading

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AN ASTROLOGICAL KERFUFFLE IN GEMINI

  GEMINI AND A MUTABLE GRAND CROSS Around May 21 the sun entered the sign of Gemini.  I missed it and forgot to do a blog post for the season and now we are about halfway through this astrological month… … Continue reading

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WANDERING IN A WILDERNESS

  A FAINT WAILING IN THE WILDERNESS My mind in a turmoil…  A tumult of shifting impulses Cannot find my direction No compass for my moods and feelings Exhausted by the world Uninspired by pointless meandering Facebook, email, news media, … Continue reading

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AN UNEDITED RANT

I AM SO FREAKING TIRED OF GETTING EMAILS, LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS FROM POLITICIANS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS, AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PUBLIC MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS AND, AND, AND…    DON’T THEY GET IT?  MONEY MONEY MONEY…  IT IS … Continue reading

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YARD-WORK AND SPRING SHOWERS

TENDING MY YARD-GARDEN PARTY I hold ambivalent feelings toward the coming of Spring. I love the greening of Mother Earth__ of watching the buds pop out in the trees, gradually opening to display a soft yellowish green aura before filling … Continue reading

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“Mews-ing”

          “Mewsing” About My Cats on a Lazy Sunday Afternoon: I buried Spooky’s ashes today:  April 3, 2016.   He was 15 years old, born in 2000, the year before I quit breeding and had the whole tribe of about a … Continue reading

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BIRTHDAYS AND THE MARCH OF LIFE

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY: MARKING TIME I have another birthday in two days… my Seventy-Sixth. But I no longer want to “celebrate” my age, So I have decided I will remain Seventy-Five from now on. Denial can be quite soothing. Seventy-Five is … Continue reading

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ON DEATH IN AGING

  A DEAR FRIEND HAS PASSED FROM EARTH TO HIGHER REALMS He is not the first of my close friends to leave us by far, for there have been increasing numbers of deaths in my small world over the last … Continue reading

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