Happy Ending?

Cody Green has heard it before. All quarterbacks hear it. “I’m open. Throw me the ball.” In this case, however, he’s the one making the request. “He’s always harping on me in practice to throw it to him,” Rex Burkhead says with a smile. “I don’t know; I haven’t got the whole trust factor with him yet.” Burkhead was addressing reporters following Nebraska’s 45-17 victory against Colorado on the day after Thanksgiving. With the victory, the Huskers earned a return trip to Saturday night’s Big 12 championship game against Oklahoma at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. And yes, playing the Sooners is a fitting way to finish membership in the Big 12. So anyway, Burkhead had thrown two passes against…

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Bye Bye Big 12

It had to end this way didn’t it? The last stop on the Huskers farewell tour of the Big 12 — a trip that’s gotten uglier and more contentious with each passing week — is Arlington, Texas where they’ll face old Big 8 foe Oklahoma with a conference title on the line. No one in Nebraska would have asked for any other ending. Injuries, rumors, conspiracy theories, apologies, emails and PR black eyes haven’t made for a fun few weeks for Nebraska fans, but a little nostalgia seems like just the remedy. Even at its most lopsided, the OU-NU rivalry was always about respect and that’s something most Nebraska fans haven’t been doling out or receiving much of lately. This…

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Henery the Ace

Consider the opening stanza of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; At the risk of being a bit too philosophical, Alex Henery once contemplated divergent roads, though unlike Frost’s narrator, he didn’t take the road less traveled. Nevertheless, the one he chose has certainly made all the difference in his athletic career. It has not made a difference in his personality, however. He’s still the same Alex who chose walking on to the Nebraska football team over accepting a soccer scholarship from Creighton.…

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Cosmic Forecast for Nov. 25-Dec. 1

Happy Thanksgiving. Time for Peace and Love to take over our psychology whenever possible for this next love-filled month of seasonal festivities. You never know who or what will show up? Peace and Love Shall Conquer All. There are no mistakes. — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.21) Your yearlong dream is just about due for completion. All systems are go on the dream, or so it shall seem. First, let the cream rise to the top. Then it’s time for the dream to stop, as a prelude to action or a deal to be initiated around Jan. 19 (Full Moon in Cancer) through Jan. 22 (as Jupiter enters Aries). Write those dates down. Expect the unexpected to help you Dec.…

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Gratitude is an Attitude

It’s the little things isn’t it, that make up every day? And we so blithely cruise through with little heed though so many give us immeasurable pleasure. It’s possible that even the thought of being grateful for things can bring even more of the things we like and want into our life. Having a positive outlook and thinking positively are known to be good for us. I’m not talking about some Polyannaish denial of reality. It’s a fact that just changing the way we think about something has benefit to our health. Recognition of the things that make us happy keeps us in that sunny frame of mind and that’s good for overall health. So permit me a bit of…

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Less regal, more rainy

What’s in a name? In Omaha — at the moment — a lot of angst. At least that seemed to be the tenor of the Internet alarms that started ringing Nov. 15 as the Omaha Royals announced that the team was now the Omaha Storm Chasers. It started locally on Twitter but ballooned to include a mocking post on Deadspin and a suggestion from ESPN’s Rob Neyer that perhaps the team could’ve been better served by combining all of our regional influences into one super-name: the BenevolentRailBombingHuskerStorms. Did Omaha embarrass itself with the change? I don’t think so and none of the 300 or so people in attendance at the big unveiling seemed to,…

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Cosmic Forecast for Nov. 18-24

Last half-week before Scorpio’s demise. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about. Peace and Love to the recently departed and a Happy Thanksgiving to those remaining. Jupiter and Venus just moved direct. Sounds like lots (Jupiter) of loving (Venus) and good times! The Full Moon is in Venus-ruled Taurus at 11:27 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, the last day of Scorpio. See ya in Sag! — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com SCORPIO (10.23-11.22) Last week you talked with your MENTOR (Pluto) about what you’ve accomplished so far this lifetime (North Node) and what you could but haven’t — yet. Good luck! Your next “meeting,” concerning such matters, is Christmas Day (3 degrees Capricorn). This weekend it’s your partners (of all kinds) that have a…

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

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

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Weathering the Storm

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Kiss Your Asteroid Goodbye - Is Gaia Out of Gas?

There is nothing more holistic than viewing mankind as an integral part of the whole Earth. In a recent essay, Noam Chomsky wonders if we are at the...

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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...

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