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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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Welcome to Lunar Datebook...

Aug 29, 2015

Episode 45- August 29, 2015

Tonight's Supermoon- the Full Moon at Perigee- brings Earth and her satellite as close as they will be all year.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth celebrates this celestial reunion by imagining the first Supermoon.  She also tells a true story about a letter received at a funeral that unites her past and present, and reads a fictional story about a woman who finds enlightenment opposite an egret.  "Bird Buddah" begins like this:

"...The thunderstorm had brought hail.  Nickle and dime size nuggets that would shear the shoulder off a perfectly ripe tomato, or just nestle into its flesh, and melt, and start rot.  This was where Karen’s mind had gone under the dark clouds..."

Moon Astrology:  Full Corn Moon in Pisces:  imagine.  

4.5 billion-year-old blood brothers, decade-and-a-half-old phone tree and a table set for two. 

Aug 14, 2015

Episode 44- August 14, 2015

Today's New Moon welcomes a humble vegetable with great significance.  Host Jennifer Ellsworth discusses corn's metaphorical and historical value to Maine.  She also tells a true story about a bad boss in a blueberry field and reads a fictional tale about two men debating holy matrimony called "Back on the Chain Gang:"

"....'He's the only one that accepted my dinner invitation so I'm voting for him.'

Charles loved his mother, but this logic made his brain rot.

'Mom, it was a dream,' Charles said, lowering the driver's side visor to impede the glare blaring in over Belfast...."

Moon Astrology:  New Corn Moon in Leo:  Roar.

Slavery ain't for sissies, a $10 million industry, and the best motorcycle ride ever.

 

         

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