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Lunar Datebook

Maine Stories and Moon Musing. It's "All Things Considered" for the moon and short fiction about modern Maine life. Hosted by Jennifer Ellsworth. Episodes are produced on each New Moon and Full Moon.
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Now displaying: February, 2015

Welcome to Lunar Datebook...

Feb 18, 2015

Episode 33- February 18, 2015

The second New Moon after the Winter Solstice is the unofficial start of Spring.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth salutes the Sap Moon and the Sheep- this year's Chinese Zodiac Animal that begins its reign today- Chinese New Year.  She also reads a short story about two men that have a funny way of showing their affection.  It's called "A New Mailbox"....

"...It started with the Valentine expected from Sidney LaMontagne.  Though she was incarcerated down in Windham, Dave started bragging about what was on the way.  Dave and Sidney started writing when he'd been in jail...."

Moon Astrology: New Moon in Pisces.  Dare to Dream.

Chinese New Year, Reverse Osmosis, maple scented spa treatments and strong sheep.

Feb 8, 2015

February 8, 2015- Episode 32

Where did our celestial companion come from?  Host Jennifer Ellsworth investigates the Giant Impact Hypothesis, and what our corner of the Universe looked like 4 1/2 billion years ago.  She also reads an essay about two dramatic daycare providers: "Goldfish at Cedar Street Daycare."

"Hank had just had his first round of shots, but I knew I was in trouble if I didn't make it to the Ladies...."

Moon Astrology:  Waning toward the Last Quarter in Libra.  Go in peace.  

Theia, dust to dust, and our wild beginnings.  

Feb 1, 2015

Episode 31- February 1, 2015

How do the Chinese introduce their babies to the world?  Host Jennifer Ellsworth explains a traditional Full Moon Celebration and reads a short story about an aging woman with one last battle in her:  "Burdock War."

"The war declaration came the first day of February.  I was sitting alongside the wood stove waiting until it was time to make my biscuits, staring down along the pasture to the orchard.  The pasture was scattered with snow-covered people...."

Moon Astrology:  Full Moon Tuesday in Leo:  Come Alive!

Red egg and ginger party, baby head shaving and a restorative confinement.

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