Sunburned Eyeballs and Other Cautionary Tales

You don’t have to have a weather app to know it’s been a warm spring and that summer is leering right around the corner. As Earth transits the annual circle of the Sun, our axial tilt leans the Northern Hemisphere more directly into the radiant glow. More than in winter, sunlight comes intensely to us through less atmospheric filtering. Based on what the Mad Men say, Americans will be rushing to slather on sunscreen and spending billions of bucks on ways to block the sunlight.

Here Comes the Sun. Sunlight is good for us, indeed, essential. We are beings of light. Millions of bodily processes happen because of sunlight. Yet, despite our dependence on the sun, modern man…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 17-May 23

This week, put it into fertile soil before the invisible, divisible, duality reality of Gemini; id est, the “breath of spring,” blows you/it away with wordplay. Time to communicate. I’ll start…
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b TAURUS (4.21-5.20) Thus concludes your best week in your best month of your best year in 12. This weekend is a superlative time for following through on projects. Who needs sleep? Wait ’til Sunday at sunset to communicate your new (moneymaking?) ideas. Implement your dream on Moonday after 4:17 p.m. (Omax time), and don’t let it go for the rest of the week — ’til next we speak.

c GEMINI (5.21-6.21)  Yes, you’re a BIG part of this BIG weekend’s doings (amidst…

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Let It Go: Forgiveness Heals

With all due sympathy for those who find themselves trapped making a living from government grants, corporate funding or university purse strings, so-called scientific research is a wank. Research generally is a hollow, after-the-fact exercise providing data best used to win an argument or acquire more research funding. A friend once said to me, in derision of research, “Give me a million bucks and a university lab and I can prove anything.”

That’s pretty much the way it goes. Research results usually reflect the viewpoint of the person or group funding the project. How else to explain research examining the same issue and coming up with contradictory results? Funnier still is the perception that research somehow leads to…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 10-May 16

Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday! We’ve all got one. This year, Mother’s Day falls on the 13th, along with a Jupiterian conjunction of the Sun, leading to the New Moon/Mercury/Jupiter/solar conjunction and eclipse on May 20th. Take your psychological shoes off and romp unencumbered through the fertile grasslands on/of our Mother Earth. Remember, when your feet are covered with shoes, your world is covered in leather (or rubber). Feel the naked power. Gravity is the love of Mother Earth for all of her children. There are no mistakes. Peace and love shall conquer all.
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b TAURUS (4.21-5.20) This is it. Mother’s Day morning initiates the culmination of all of last year’s works and preparations and…

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Choose Poison-Free Food to Send a Message

Billboard along Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln: “Nebraska #1 for Parkinson’s Disease. Why?” That’s the report we got from writer Steve McFadden on the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society listserv last week. McFadden went on to tell us that he looked into that headline further and found that the Nebraska Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association states on its website, “The world's highest prevalence of Parkinson's Disease…is in Nebraska… It is possible that there is a very high prevalence of Parkinson's Disease in Nebraska due to the heavy use of insecticides in what is largely a farming area.”

Possible? In my opinion, it looks more like a smoking gun. There is enough per-reviewed epidemiological research published to remove any…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 3-May 9

Happy Full Moon in Scorpio late on Saturday night, which is Cinco de Mayo! We are halfway through Taurus (“I HAVE”), the sign of Mother Earth. Time to plant your seeds in fertile soil to find what your dreams are worth. As far as your life choices will allow you, engage in this seasonal dance with nature. Watch the movie “Being There,” and tell me what you think. Those are the lessons we all need and can learn from.
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b TAURUS (4.21-5.20) “Fill yourself with desire and study illusion. Empty yourself of desire and explore the Great Mystery.” It happens to us all, eventually. Doesn’t it make sense to prepare for every eventuality — whenever…

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Get Your Garden Growing

When technology fails, when the grid goes down, when the dollar and the economy collapse, you’ll still want to eat. Will you know how? Supermarkets won’t help you. With the transportation sector offline, 24 hours after the crash, store shelves will be bare. With electric power a thing of the past, your freezer and refrigerator will be as useful as an armoire as they would be for food storage. Count on your home reserve of Ramen noodles lasting for a while but that stuff in the fridge is as good as gone.

Unless given some thought, most people will find themselves with about 36 hours’ worth of perishable food. If you don’t know how to grow or gather…

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Bud Rising

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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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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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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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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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The Hidden Pitfalls of GMOs

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They Don’t Teach These in Medical School

The Journal of Patient Safety puts the number of people killed in American hospitals by preventable medical errors at 440,000 yearly. The complete...

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Top Ten Rules for Healthy Living

Being healthy is our natural state. When we’re not healthy, it means something has gotten out of balance. In order to keep the body in harmony with...

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Fear is Not an Option

Life is simpler than you thought. There are but two emotions that energize our existence, that drive our behavior. At any given moment we are...

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