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Reader Reminiscences

Pundits have predicted the death of newspapers for a century or so, but some keep defying the fore-casts, including The Reader you’re now reading. I’m not exactly a mass murderer, but I’ve killed a few weeklies myself. Or at least my columns ran in a few Omaha weeklies that didn’t survive. Not that all the papers that ran my words died. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil lives on, though it’s now part of the Omaha...

Heartland Healing

Predictions 2015: Into the Looking Glass

Consider my predicament. Since inception, Heartland Healing’s been reminding readers of alternatives to Western techno-pharmaceutical medicine. But when the first of each year comes around, staff at The Reader is asked to present predictions for the upcoming year. Therein lies the rub.

If my bailiwick is traditional healing arts and sensibilities that have persisted for millennia, what possible change could these...

Resolutions? Put your mind to it.

The calendar again creeps toward that time of year. Renewal, resolutions and change always seem to surround the New Year’s holiday. New beginnings, self-improvement, casting aside old habits keeping us from happiness are on our “to do” list. Well, it’s time to move them to the “done” list.

You’ve tried to change before, tried to break old habits or establish new, healthier ones. What went wrong? Why was improvement...

2014 in Review: High-lights, dude!

Several stories about health and healing dominated news in 2014. The two biggest were the Ebola virus outbreak and the ongoing move to modernize American marijuana laws. The highlights:

Medical marijuana Whether most Americans realize it or not, expanded legalization of marijuana has been and will turn out to be the biggest story of 2014. We’ll mark the ongoing benefits and consequences of this return to sanity for...

Over The Edge

If I Could Turn Back Time: Over the Edge’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

In that this is among the last entries of this weekly column, I figure it's a good time to look back and reminisce — not just on the past year, but on Over the Edge's nearly three years of columns. So without further ado, here's a recap and update of the some of the most controversial of its more than 130 installments.  

The Circle of 300 — May 24, 2012 — The premise behind my most obtuse of theories: There's only...

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