Mortal Combat: If You Eat Food, Read This

You’re being held hostage and likely don’t know it. Two entities are locked in mortal combat with everyone on the planet caught in the middle. On one side is the overwhelming power and bloated might of Corporate Greed. On the other side are those who could literally be known as Food Freedom Fighters. The battlefield is your kitchen table or, more accurately, your body. Thomas Jefferson once said: “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” What you put in your body, what you nourish yourself with, is being increasingly scrutinized and regulated by…

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Cosmic Forecast for Feb. 24-March 2

King Neptune welcomes you into the Ocean of Devotion that is Pisces. Neptune rules the subconscious, mysticism, fantasy, music and dreams; the number “9,” the color purple and that which cannot be explained — anything indefinable. (How about ‘dem definable abs, too?). I explain the mystery of Neptune's trident spear in/on my tune, “PISCES,” from the “ZODIAC,” my life long mystical, musical survey through the 12 Astronomical signs of experience. I'm releasing one sign at a time for 99 cents at It (Inshallah) will/shall/should be ready by the next Full Moon, March 19. So far you can order a very beautiful tune for the sign of Capricorn at Tell me what you think (dream).…

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Bee Healed: A Tip for Allergy Season

It’s time to think about it. Spring blossoms will be here sooner than we realize. Although the first pollens are weeks away, now might be a good time to prepare the immune system for the springtime onslaught collectively called “hay fever.” Honey of a deal. People have been using honey medicinally for thousands of years. Vials of honey found in the pyramids were perfectly edible when found five thousand years later. Pure honey does not spoil. It may naturally crystallize but gentle, low heat will bring it back to its liquid state. Many people find that using honey in the springtime is a natural way to avoid allergies. Understandably, since Big Pharma could never patent honey and make billions, little…

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Coaching carousel at NU, CU

* Over the past 20 or so years there have been two men’s collegiate teams in the state that could reasonably start any season with national title aspirations: Creighton soccer and Nebraska football. There are other national powers, Nebraska bowling and UNO wrestling for example, but as far as spectator sports at the state’s two Division I schools, the Jays and Huskers different brands of football occupy the same realm when it comes to expectations. That makes their differing approaches to recent coaching hires all the more interesting. After the losing the “next great thing” in Jamie Clark, Creighton AD Bruce Rasmussen made a big splash by luring Elmar Bolowich away from North Carolina. Bolowich has a national title to…

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Cosmic Forecast for Feb. 17-23

Happy Full Moon, February 18th at 2:36 a.m. (Omax time) in the last degree of Leo on the first day of Pisces. One more month to dream, or so it may/will seem. Your dreams (Pisces) will bring your Spring (Aries). From what I’ve heard, it all starts April 3rd. Here’s a picture of me getting some Sun on my honey bun. I’ll be brown all around when I get back to town. Rrrrrroooooaaarrrrr......! Michael De Lyon — 2011 — Year of the Cat. — AQUARIUS (1.21-2.19) Gone but not forgotten? The eternal question. What “mark” can/will/shall I leave? For these last seven years your ruling planet, the planet Uranus, has been in Pisces, while…

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Ready to Roll

The Omaha Rollergirls suit up for a bout in much the same gear as any athlete: kneepads, helmets, mouth guards … fishnets. OK, so that last bit of garb isn't standard in the sports world, but it’s a fitting component of ORGs’ stunning cocktail of sport and style, skill and spectacle. Visiting their bunker at the old Cheap Skate near 90th and Maple for a practice/scrimmage it’s clear that while the skaters’ tattooed-rocker-meets-retro look is hot, their derby names hilarious and their pin-curls on point, the aesthetic is only as bangin’ as the fierce athleticism. Angela Parker, an Air Force unit program coordinator who skates as Alice D. Tripp, is a new skater in 2011, but she’s refereed in previous…

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Cosmic Forecast for Feb. 10-16

Meow! Greetings our first week into the Year of the Cat! Some speak Year of the Hare; but I just don’t care. They need to rid themselves of the habit of calling the Year of the Cat the Year of the Rabbit. The Cat’s where it’s at. Audibly celebrate with Al Stewart’s only hit! Visually, here's Omaha artist Jim Jacobi's “Young Jaguar in Love” for you, from Kat Man Du. He was supposed to be “in” last week, but he said he had to hide to get satisfied with his pride before we/he could take a peek/peak. — AQUARIUS (1.21-2.19) Here's Mercury, Mars and Neptune in that order. Mercury is conjunct with the Sun right now, presenting…

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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III...

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Sack leader

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory...

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Accepting the challenge

Michigan State is next up for the Nebraska football team.

And the task is daunting.

The Spartans are a “tough team,” said Tommy Armstrong Jr.

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…


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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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Turn Out the Lights, or the Party’s Over

Lists are popular this time of year. Let’s persist. One thing prompted consideration of the types of pollution we endure as we traipse through our...

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What’s in Store for Two-Oh-One-Four

Glow, little glowworm. Ft. Calhoun nuclear reactor turned 40 in August of 2013. Plagued by a plethora of dangerous malfunctions, it looked like it...

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Wha’ Happened!?


That was it? That was 2013? Whew! Well, let’s hope hindsight, being 20/20, converts to foresight with similar acuity in 2014. Find links to all...

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Thanks and No Thanks

“Gratitude is an attitude,” the aphorism goes and there is a lot to recommend a cheery outlook on life. Evidence predicts that a positive attitude...

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