Sea of Energy

You can run from it. It will find you. You can descend into the deepest cavern of our planet or zoom out into the farthest galaxy but you can’t hide. It is everywhere. It is the essential substrate of existence and it is all that is. It is energy. We live in a sea of energy that is very real and is completely and wholly pervasive. There is nowhere in the entire universe of creation where energy is not.

Fortunately for us, along with the other living beings on this planet, we have adapted well over millions of years to the presence of energy in the natural universe. Certainly there are variances of the energy spectrum that can put us…

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Queen of Kimchi and Her Magic Bus

Editor's Note: Due to mechanical difficulties, the presentation has been cancelled at Village Pointe. But read this important information anyway.

During years of working as his recording engineer, I watched Frank Zappa consume gallons of strong, black, Turkish coffee and incinerate thousands of Winston cigarettes. It wasn’t until after his death that I learned of Frank’s fondness for the fermented Korean relish, kimchi. An assistant to Dr. Wu, the renowned doctor of Oriental Medicine, told me Frank preferred a kimchi-laced diet when Dr. Wu was treating him for advanced prostate cancer. In my imagination, I could see FZ propped up in bed smoking a Winston, guzzling coffee and scarfing down kimchi. I miss that he’s not around.

Kimchi is but…

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Forgiveness Heals

It is said and written that forgiveness heals. Don Henley sang about it. Jesus taught it. A Course in Miracles describes it as the final solution to the illusion of separateness. It’s the ultimate in healing arts. It’s about forgiveness.

Is that a fairy tale fugue or is there something real to experience about forgiveness? If the opposite of airy-fairy is scientific evidence, then we can stand on that leg if you wish because there is ample research showing forgiveness provides any number of metrics denoting better health.

To reach the deepest level of forgiveness, the truly transcendent place where healing transpires, we must absorb the metaphysics of the matter. After all, feelings of resentment and blame — the phlogiston…

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Say No to Soy

Field corn and soybeans. America leads the world by a wide margin in the production of both. For decades now, Big Farma has been pushing those two as the main crops in the United States. Both are inedible to humans. And, it turns out, neither one should be considered health food. (It’s important to distinguish between “sweet corn” and “field corn.” Most people have never seen a field planted with edible corn because 99 percent of the corn planted in the USA is inedible field corn. Only 1 percent of the corn in the US is edible sweet corn. And even with sweet corn, no one considers that health food.)

Soybeans run neck and neck with corn in the amount…

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Lube Job

In those intimate moments when stroking is sexy and friction is foe, we sometimes reach for that little tube of love lube to assist the ultimate body language. In modern times that means venerable Vaseline or the gelatinous K-Y. As sexual mores of the later 20th century expanded and our, ahem, tastes matured, personal lubricants and intimate care products became a niche market. That market has climaxed with an overwhelming selection of flavorful and stimulating chemical ingredients that we can smear on our private parts to enhance our experience. But how much attention is given to what we slather on our bodies? Apparently not enough.

Delicate parts are called that exactly because they are. Yet, it is surprising how little…

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Happy Dirt is Nature’s Prozac

Recently we wrote about the human proclivity to kill everything. We called the cause of this behavior, “biophobia” or a fear of life. We stomp on bugs, sometimes just because we can. We hunt giant mammals and shoot them for sport. We kill other humans for a variety of reasons. And everywhere, we try to eliminate every bacteria or virus we possibly can in the mistaken belief that it will keep us safe and healthy. The unvarnished truth is that the more we kill, the less healthy we become. And that goes for killing bacteria and viruses.

One common bacteria in particular (and logic would deem others) improves our mood, increases our ability to learn and boosts our immune system.…

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Blinded by the Light

It took only a few seconds for me to realize it. I was lying in bed in the wee hours, staring at late night movies on TV. Most everyone in the music business in Los Angeles in the ‘70s and ‘80s knows the stare, the insomnia trance. Light from the TV was piercing my brain, not helping at all. But then I tossed a glance at the TV’s reflection in the bedroom window and noticed my eyes relaxed right away. Back to the TV. My eyes squinted and ached. Back to the reflection in the glass. Ahhh, that’s better. The realization: It’s easier on the eyes to watch TV in a reflection rather than directly.

Alright, admittedly it’s one of…

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Bud Rising

When Terence "Bud" Crawford defends his WBO lightweight title June 28 at the CenturyLink Center, he'll fight for himself, his tight-knit family and a...

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Assumptions

Bo Pelini behaved as if he had coached his last game at Nebraska, based on his sideline and post-game decorum, or lack thereof. That was the...

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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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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

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

i SAGITTARIUS...

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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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