Old Home Week

You may have time-honored home remedies around the house that can address any number of ailments. Minerals, foods, plants and herbs have been used for thousands of years. They’re often inexpensive and effective; more so than the nostrums modern-day medicos push on us. If used more often, the cost of health care would be lower.

Supplements, herbals and vitamins are often recommended for eliminating or addressing common health complaints. The thing is, that often requires a special trip to the health food store and those items are so specialized, you might only use them for a singular purpose. Things like valerian root tincture for insomnia or fish oil for heart health or vitamin C for immune system fortification…

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Mojo Goes Mayan

Suppose we take a little theoretical trip back to pre-technology, before cars, planes, telephones and the modern advantages of electricity. Let’s say we live in the valley where our ancestors dwelt, and this little valley has answered the tribal needs of 200 or so members for all these years past, and all is good. The past has proven that our tribe of 200 or so can live and sustain itself year in and year out, with all our physical needs for survival provided. Let’s say that the elders take a survey — a census — and we find that there are now actually 250 members in our tribe. These extra numbers can/will impact our tribe’s chances for survival. Without…

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Cosmic Forecast, Dec. 29-Jan. 4

Happy New Year to all! Check out my article on 2012 to see what’s ahead for you in the coming year…

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CAPRICORN (12.22-1.20)  The Sun just conjuncted Pluto, which is sextile the Moon in Pisces. A sensitive and/or psychic female intuitively helps your new idea for getting rich while regenerating your life. Success is on the way. You’ll need patience. The payoff’s in 2024 — 13 short, little years ’til the BIG MONEY! Meanwhile, back in 2011…lots’a squares on the 31st .Don’t be the one to get in your own way of having a good time. Happy birthday! And have a happy New Year’s!

AQUARIUS (1.21-2.19)  You wake up on the 31st with a…

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On to 2012

It’s the time of year when we get to make predictions. It’s a fairly irresponsible task for writers because few readers go back to check and see how the pundits did in predicting this past year. Full disclosure: This writer was just ambiguous enough with 2011 predictions to fall outside the margin of error! But let’s see what was “predicted” in our January, 2011 column and how we fared: “With the 2010 Food Safety Act, the demise of natural food continues.” True. 2011 did indeed see heavy-handed government interference with people trying to grow or produce their own food or medicine. There were multiple armed raids on milk-producing farms and produce growers in Pennsylvania, Missouri, California (several), Minnesota, Wisconsin…

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Always Something

Bo Pelini was on the offensive following the Nebraska football team’s final bowl practice in Lincoln. “All right, guys,” he said as he approached reporters, “first of all, there’s some . . .”

Clearly, he had anticipated the first question.

“The irresponsible reports out there aren’t true,” he said. “I have not interviewed for Penn State. And I’m not saying anything anymore on that.”

The Nittany Lions are looking for a head coach to replace Joe Paterno, of course. And according to a newspaper report in Harrisburg, Pa., Pelini had talked to Penn State officials.

The report quickly spread through social media and provided the short-lived post-practice topic, as well as a back-drop of sorts…

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Cosmic Forecast, Dec. 22-Dec. 28

Merry Christmas! As one of Santa’s fulltime helpers, I can assure you that everyone gets exactly what they deserve for Christmas — and every other day of their lives. There are no mistakes. Peace and love shall conquer all.
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j CAPRICORN (12.22-1.20)  At last! Wasn’t that a crazy month? Please bring some stability into the mix. Yeah, I guess that means that you(’ll) end up paying for Christmas again this year… We think/hope(!) you’re up to it. There’s a New Moon in Capricorn at lunchtime on Christmas Eve. If you’re not too busy playing Santa Claus for the/your world, you’ll be born again for Christmas — just like the baby Jesus. Hallelujah!

k AQUARIUS…

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If Wishes were Fishes

If wishes were fishes, we’d all be eating sushi right now. I wish we could eat fish. When I moved to Los Angeles in 1974, Southern California was as much like paradise as anywhere I could imagine. Fewer people, fewer cars, fewer homeless than there are now. Beautiful, happy people everywhere. Gazing over Santa Monica Bay from the Pacific Palisades, I thought of no reason on earth to return to the Midwest.

It didn’t take long for the first, tiny fissure to find its way into the bedrock of bliss that the Golden State symbolized. Signs on the Santa Monica Pier warned me not to eat fish caught in the bay because they were laced with toxic chemicals.…

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