Big Dance + Big East = Big Dreams

March madness indeed. It’s been a month like no other so far for the Creighton basketball program, and the Jays haven’t even put their dancing shoes on yet.

In the span of two weeks, the Jays fought their way out of a hole to capture their first outright regular season Valley title since 2001. Then Creighton and their fans stormed through the field in St. Louis to bring home the Arch Madness trophy, with junior phenom Doug McDermott becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer along the way. Then to trump it all, news came down that Creighton has been invited and is expected to join the Big East Conference starting next season.

“I don’t think it’s been…

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Cosmic Forecast, Mar. 14-Mar. 20

Happy spring, next week — when once again, we’ll speak. One more week to dream, and then it’ll be time to scheme a plan for your new scene. Nightie-night ’til then, my friend. —From the best-dressed barefoot man you know, the Golden Troll of Rock ’n’ Roll, MOJOPO.

l PISCES (2.18-3.19)  Last chance to rule/ride the mystical world/wave of your mind. Here come the pragmatic pioneers (Aries) to clear out all the debris and fears of last year’s psychological vagaries (guess who?), facilitating a decision to initiate something to create this year’s spark that ignites/flowers into the fire of your spring. Faith and begorrah! Finish all of your March meditations with a symbolic corned beef…

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Feng Shui for the Body

Some of the sheen may have diminished yet the ancient Chinese art and science of feng shui remains stoically effective. There was a time recently when sit coms, stand up comics, news shows and New Agers couldn’t get enough of the intricate rubrics of the once-ignored practice. For a brief moment in time, the words feng shui were the punch line of jokes and the byline of New Age writers. All the while, many mispronounced it. For the record, it sounds out like this: fung (rhymes with tongue) schway (rhymes with say). Also for the record, the practice is thousands of years old and includes the art and science of placement of material objects in their physical relationships in…

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Cosmic Forecast, Mar. 7-Mar. 13

In times of peace, love makes the world go ’round. In times of war, love can make it worthwhile, somehow. Love is the way — and I can/shall prove it. If one achieves the 4th (the heart) of the 7 chakras while on (y)our incarnate journey, you would be over halfway towards (y)our goal, wouldn’t you? Failure to take advantage of the opportunity for such chakra growth would be a waste of your/an/that achievement of such a level in/on your human sojourn. Love is the way. Everybody knows that Venus is our planet of love, right? (If not, you know it now…) Venus is exalted — in other words, finds its highest expression — in Pisces, which it is…

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McDermott Carries Creighton to Valley Title

The stakes couldn’t have been higher. The atmosphere couldn’t have been more electric. And the Jays couldn’t have come up with a more clutch effort in clinching the regular season Missouri Valley Conference championship before an ecstatic sellout crowd last Saturday at the CenturyLink Center.
“Wow, that was an incredible performance by our team,” said Creighton head coach Greg McDermott. “I couldn’t be more proud of them. The way they have conducted themselves off the floor and in the locker room throughout the season in a championship fashion…you like to think good things will happen to guys who do the right things. So I’m proud that they are champions on the floor as well.”
He was also…

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Flower Power

We Americans spend most of our time indoors, insulated from nature. In fact, author Richard Louv contends that we suffer the effects of “nature deficit disorder.” That’s a real shame because humans are, by nature, natural beings. Being cut off from nature is like being cut off from ourselves. A simple way to bring a little nature into the home is to bring some freshly cut flowers home with you.

This winter, we’ve been keeping fresh, cut flowers in a tall vase on the pass-through between our kitchen and dining room. It’s actually visible from four different rooms, the pantry and from both back and front porches. The fragrance, the color and the very fact they are there…

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Cosmic Forecast, Feb. 28-Mar. 6

Happy March! Do not yet awaken from the Night of the Year, my children and friends. We are in the last few hours (weeks) before dawn; the time of the deepest sleep, our most rewarding dreams and freest aspirations. Dare to be different and kiss logic goodbye for just a little bit longer, as we drink deep from the primal ooze. Glub, glub… Nighty-night… Sweet dreams… ’Til spring.

l PISCES (2.18-3.19)  Moonday is crazzzy day; especially if this is your birth week! Wake at dawn on the 4th, as the Sun rises hand in hand with retrograding Mercury. Use/gamble with any seeming confusion and see how sometimes crazzzy can work for thee. Tuesday’s blues-day. Late…

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