Farmers Markets: Still the Best?

The traditional take on farmers markets is that’s where you’ll find wholesome, fresh, locally grown food. Farmers markets represent an opportunity for an outdoor adventure and — presumably — to meet the person who grows your food. However, shoppers assume many things when visiting farmers markets. Most people think of farmers markets as more progressive and proactive than supermarkets, offering products that conform to a certain set of presumed qualities. Is it really true, though? Are farmers markets still ahead of the curve when it comes to offering transparency, information on sourcing and the healthfulness of the food found there?

We expect farmers markets to be far more transparent and informational than any national grocery store chain. Unfortunately,…

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Cosmic Forecast, Apr. 25-May 1

Happy Full Moon conjunct a retrograde Saturn at 5° degrees Scorpio, at 3 ’til 3:00 on the afternoon of the 25th. Watch out! Responsibility is about to raise its ugly purple head! A lot of “executive complexes” will activate their hexes. That’s the cost of being/knowing/catering to a/the “boss.” It’s time now (Taurus) to make/stake that plan along the slow, steady path toward the accomplishments we deem necessary for spring, 2013. When there’s enough love (Venus) in the air (Taurus/Gemini) it will turn (in)to spring; from my newest song, “I’ve Just Seen Everything.”
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b TAURUS (4.19-5.19)  You’ve got the Martian rocket in your pocket for the entire transit of the Sun in Taurus. The Sun…

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Death by Corn

A plague is upon us; pestilence abounds; a pox we planted ourselves. Forget locusts. Forget frogs. Forget bird flu, kudzu or African snails. The invasive species strangling, starving and drying up America came all the way from the St. Louis laboratories of Monsanto. It’s corn.

The Yellow Peril. Our country is being overrun by corn. It’s the killer crop of the 21st century. How? We got sold a bill of goods — several, it turns out.

It’s a shame because so many hard-working farmers are addicted to corn as a cash crop. But they are financially marginalized by a crop that keeps them on a razor-thin budget while filling the coffers of Big Agriculture. Who’s getting rich?…

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Cosmic Forecast, Apr. 18-Apr. 24

Welcome into Taurus, ruler of both the throat (the part of the body astrologically attributed to the second sign), and the planet of love, Venus. “Let Venus Come Between Us,” written for the Venus-ruled sign of Libra, is from my CD “ZODIAC” — available everywhere (including my Full Moon lecture at the Benson Pizza Shoppe at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th — along with more tunes from “ZODIAC”). Venus rules the arts and music…and (no matter what those horny Scorpios say!) the throat — through which we sing — is the most musical part of the body. I’ve dropped a musical hint with each sign this time, ’cuz I’d rather sing than talk — I’d rather dance than…

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Earth Day: Once Fun, Now Scary

“Ah-nold,” past governor of the once-great state of California, authored an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times the other day. Summarily, he wrote that it’s all over but the shouting. Human endeavor and its impact on the planet’s eco-balance have cast its fate: Sea levels have risen seven inches in the last ten decades. In the past ten years, average temperature in California and the Southwest has spiked two full degrees. Water treatment plants in San Francisco have had to close due to rising sea levels as have portions of the 101 Freeway. Global climate upheaval is not a “distant” threat, he wrote. It’s here.

We were warned. “Tonight I want to have an unpleasant talk with you…

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Cosmic Forecast, Apr. 11-Apr. 17

We just saw the start of the astrological New Year at dawn on April 10th; the Aries New Moon during Aries. That’s when to initiate your spring fling. Plant your seeds in fertile Earth while the Moon’s in Taurus, and then think about the pros and cons as the Moon enters Gemini around noon on Saturday, reminding us that in regard to our spring projects; if it’s not fun — it’s not done. Catch ya at the garage/yard sales. Earth Day’s right around the corner…
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a ARIES (3.20-4.18)  No excuse! Cut loose! Venus and Mars — both conjunct the Sun — are tripping hand-in-hand through the last vestiges of Aries, just as Mercury enters Aries…

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Health Expo: Come One, Come All

It wasn’t long ago that one could look high and low for a reiki practitioner in Omaha. And just as hard to find an acupuncturist, herbalist, psychic healer or numerologist. Don’t even look for an energy healer.

Fast forward to 2013 and there is an ample supply of healers practicing holistic, natural and traditional therapies in Omaha and this weekend it will be very easy to find some. Just visit the CenturyLink convention center on Saturday and Sunday for two days of the sixth annual Omaha Health Expo, the largest convocation of healers in the region.

If you’ve ever wanted to find out about a traditional therapy based in medical systems developed over thousands of years, such…

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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…
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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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Do nothing. Rest afterwards.

Meditation. The word is everywhere, even though people misuse it and misunderstand it. Folks think that it’s an activity. Yet, in order to use...

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My Two Cents

Let’s start with a little math, rounded up to the nearest number: There are four, 15-minute segments in each hour and 24 hours in a day. That means...

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The Eyes Have It

Imagine we lived just about 100 years ago and I pulled you aside and said it was possible to touch a couple wires to your chest and tell you if you...

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Good Egg or Bad Egg?

It’s true. I once taught at UCLA. It was back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Each quarter I had a routine. On the first day of class, I encouraged the...

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