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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Cosmic Forecast, Dec. 15-Dec. 21

Finally, this is the week to do it. There will be others, but not ’til January. Starting on the 19th, please study the Maya, and a light will shine for you on the 24th. Realize that by reading this article and these words you’re seeking some possible knowledge of the/your future. Realize that you’re studying these words with a purpose. Realize that for better or worse, a blessing or a curse…the Maya are coming… The Maya are coming… Realize the Maya…
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i SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.21)  You’ve got one more week of power, and then it’s time to hit the shower. (Hey kid, I can get you a scholarship to Penn State, if you wanna play ball…)…

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Grab Your Nuts this Christmas

With the holiday season in full swing, no dearth of sweets and treats adorn the hearth. Christmas cookies of dubious design and questionable ingredients (How do they get that bright green frosting color, anyway?); rich and glorious fudge from somebody’s aunt; those sugary, ribbon-shaped sequential delights; high fructose corn syrup candy canes and then there’s the “Omigod-I-can’t-believe-they-sent-us-another-one” rum-soaked fruitcake, pried from the tin and bespeckled with plasticine pebbles of colored what. It’s easy to inhale a couple thousand calories even before the spiked eggnog. The junk-food stress we put on the body during the holidays is enormous: sugar, fat and chemicals.

It’s not crazy. It’s nuts. But believe it or not, even in this splendid season of overindulgence,…

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Cosmic Forecast, Dec. 8-Dec. 14

Please enjoy the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini on Saturday, the 10th. Please remember that Gemini’s ruler, Mercury, is still retrograde ’til after the 13th. Please remember that that doesn’t mean everything is gonna be fixed (hunky dory) by then. What it means is that from then on, you’ve got a chance to fix it.
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i SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.21)  How many careers can you have? How far can you ramble? How many cards do you play ’til you finally unravel the gamble? Who do you love? Who does that make you think of? Are you still dreaming, or just scheming? Do you now know too much to let yourself be truly touched, or only touch…

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Hart-beat for Healing

Mickey Hart is a world famous musician. He owns acres of gold and platinum records merited across six decades of world-class music-making. He is perhaps most recognized as a longtime member of the Grateful Dead and with drummer Bill Kreutzmann formed the daunting duo known affectionately by Deadheads as the “rhythm devils.” The name persisted and that musical offshoot became its own recording entity.

His career is far more expansive than that, however. Rhythm and music are in his soul. His father was also a world-class drummer and Mickey embraced the beat early on. Beyond music played with the Dead and various other permutations, beyond numerous soundtracks and film scores, (including landmark work for Francis Ford Coppola featured…

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