Heavenly Creatures

Laura and I have been, over the years, reading detective novel series at about the same time — we’re not reading the same book at the same time, we pass them on to each other, but we’re reading in the same series.  We went through all of Tony Hillerman’s Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee series,…

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Meeting Spiritual People

Oh, joy!  Today, in blogging boot camp, we’re blogging about Meeting Spiritual People, and Do We Have Advice. Yes.  Yes, I do. My advice is specifically for those times when you are meeting spiritual people by inviting a bunch of them over to your house.  For I have experience with this. 1) When having spiritual people over…

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A Proposed Sacred Desert Tree Alphabet

I’ve been taking a class in Ogham from Raven Edgewalker for a few weeks now, focusing on the Celtic Tree Alphabet.  This has been a great deal of fun. My own little project has been to translate, as far as I’m able, the trees and plants native to New Mexico into the Celtic Tree pantheon. …

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Oh, Logistics.

We spent about an hour this morning discussing the issue of lamps.  In order to make it safely to ABQ, the lamps need to be packed.  All of them need to have their bulbs removed and their shades packed separately; in the case of the floor lamps, I gather we don’t pack the long stems…

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Totally Don’t Need This. And Yet.

On my Facebook feed this morning, I found this gem, posted by a friend:   It is an Airstream Trailer.  And if you go to this link, you can see all its details, including its hardwood floors, its handcrafted wooden cabinets, its lovely textiles, its clawfoot tub.  It sells for $50,000, if you want to…

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Teddy Now Scheduled for Surgery; House Getting Further Packed Up

We’ve given the go-ahead to the English Teddy Bear Surgeon, who is going to patch up Teddy’s ancient sheepskin so that his stuffing isn’t coming out of his head.  Dr. Dave (the Teddy Bear Surgeon), says that it’s not moths that got to Teddy — it’s sheer old age.  This makes me feel so much…

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Poetry Slam for Brigid!

Though I’m a day late on the annual Poetry Slam for Brigid, the goddess of healing, smithcraft, and poetry, I’m chiming in now.  She’ll forgive me.  I was busy yesterday with getting the house ready for people to come through and see if they wanted to buy it, and then driving the dogs around whilst…

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In Which We Decide to Rehabilitate a Tiny Comrade

In the process of walking through the Grand and Giant Aventure, (since in our case this involves completely changing two careers and them moving across the country), we’re throwing out or giving away or selling lots and lots of stuff.  Lots.  But we’re also salvaging items from the past that we want to take with…

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Pittsburgh Bucket List

We’ve got 349 days left till our Giant Aventure: Let’s Move the Entire Menagerie to Albuquerque, according to the countdown clock.  I think it’s therefore time to figure out what I want to make sure I do in Pittsburgh, either again, or for the first time, before then.  Well before then, really, on account of…

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