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Cold Dew hán lù 寒露 Oct 8th

Today, on October 8th we enter the period of Cold Dew (hán lù 寒露) the 17th solar terms of the year. The night temperatures become cold enough to condense the moisture in the air to dew, but not cold enough … Continue reading

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Major Snow dà xuě 大雪 Dec 07

On December 7th we move into the 21st solar term of 大雪 Dàxuě , or Taisetsu in Japanese, 대설 Daeseol in  Korean and Đại tuyết in Vietnamese. It is literally translated as major or great snow. It snows heavily for the first time in … Continue reading

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Before I Lay Me Down to Sleep – Compline

In the early centuries of the Church, in addition to the celebration of Mass, it was customary to hold a so-called vigil, a prayer service in three parts, on the night before a feast day. From this vigil service developed … Continue reading

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When the Cat is the Canary

I lost little Mini to some auto-immune disease even the vet was unsure of although he thought it was feline lupus. She was exposed to something in that old apartment complex, probably some toxin the idiot maitenance men tracked all … Continue reading

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Alchemy – To Begin the Work

Every effort goes with mistakes as fire goes with smoke. Therefore one should not give up the work that corresponds with ones nature because it is full of defects. Bhagavad-gita 18:48 The Great Work  or Magnum Opus in Latin,  is an alchemical … Continue reading

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Cold Dew hán lù 寒露 Oct 8th

This Saturday, on October 8th we enter the period of Cold Dew (hán lù 寒露) the 17th solar term of the year. The night temperatures become cold enough to condense the moisture in the air to dew, but not cold enough … Continue reading

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The Cold and the Dark – Part One

We are entering the slow half of the year. The wind blows cold through the naked branches of trees whose life has retreated to the roots. The brown husks that remain of summer’s green scratch across the sidewalks in that cold … Continue reading

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About Time, Again

Turn forward the clock, play games with time. Surely I cannot catch the the sun’s rays in a brown glass apothecary jar and hide them away in safety in my herb cabinet. Yet to remain synchronous with the outer world I … Continue reading

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The Year of the Sheep

This year, according to the Chinese almaac is the Year of the Sheep. Some refer to it as the Year of the Ram or the Year of the Goat. This particular Year of the Sheep is the year of the … Continue reading

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Tons of Tomatoes – Part II

I think tomatoes are becoming an obsession. I’ve already made a list of varieties to try growing next year. I love the color of Cherokee Purples and Green Zebras. I added Santorini and Pantano Romanesco because the names bring back … Continue reading

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