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Caturday Thoughts – This Saturday Meet Mi Sun

The thesis is coming along but the rain means I am spending a lot of time keeping the yard from looking like a tropical jungle. So once again I am letting one of the cats guest post. I have been … Continue reading

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Spring Showers yǔ shuǐ 雨水 Feb 18th

The solar term of yu shui began on February 18th. While here we did not get any rain until today, it was another story in the western United States. In China rains begin. The really heavy rains come with the … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

On Sunday morning I made a trip to my storage. On the way there was a nice bagel deli. I checked on line to find out what time they opened on Sunday only to find they closed for good at … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Christmas Eve With Cats

  Christmas Eve is a special quiet time for me and the cats. There is an atmosphere in vigil evenings that is special. We will be following a ritual we made up beginning at sunset. Solstice has just past and … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice dōng zhì 冬至 Dec 22nd

In the modern west the solstices are said to be the first day of winter and summer. Yet an older tradition marks the solstices as the middle of the season. Especially in northern Europe the summer solstice is still celebrated … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Thanksgiving Is a Practice

This year the farm I got my organic chicken from for Thanksgiving did not have any chickens at all. Something went wrong in the spring. Farmer Frank’s son told me the place that processes their meat will not do any … Continue reading

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October Mood – Spooky Stuff

As Halloween approaches and costumes are contemplated the ghost is a perenial favorite, easily linked to the holiday. The stereotype of the white sheet and rattling chains is seen everywhere. I always wondered about the contrast between that stereotype and … Continue reading

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