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Astrology Forecast for September 2012

FOR EVERYONE—Fork in the road. People are adapting to changing financial realities. Psychological and spiritual issues are sparking big personal decisions. Important relationships are in flux. Nothing decisive seems to happen, though. The narratives don’t change. However, in September, even seemingly small decisions can have big consequences. Paths will diverge sharply. Trend lines will bend […]

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Haulin’ Ass: Five-by-Five

It’s our first busy weekend of the new school year and I’m hustled out of the office to an address on Westgate. “Get in your cab—we’re neck deep in this shit!” Skipping all start-up procedures, I roar across town, wheeling into Westgate when dispatch hollers over my radio. “#202, where’re you at? Your people are […]

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Convention Closer

The 2012 Democratic National Convention concluded last night with a speech by President Barack Obama. No longer a promising, youthful candidate, the nominee, a now sadder but wiser battle-tested White House incumbent, effectively rallied the faithful in the Convention Hall. The speech was not the peak moment of the evening nor of the president’s formidable […]

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UR Here: Phasebook Update

I’m kind of an almanac-y guy. I like a day’s statistics—what the high and low temperatures were, the average temperatures, the precipitation. I like to note where a day is in the annual round—solstices, equinoxes, cross-quarter days and everything in between. I like weird holidays (as I finish writing this on August 20, it’s National […]

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Convention Dispatch: “I want you to listen”

“We are here to nominate a president. And I’ve got one in mind.” William Jefferson Clinton, 40th president of the United States captivated the party faithful in the Convention Hall with a rousing speech on the second night of the conventions. “You all are having fun, but this is serious. I want you to listen.” […]

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The Menopausal Militia

The Menopausal Militia by Zabet NeuCollins September 4, 2012 “The future of the election is up to us,” cries Cecile Richards, the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “It’s up to us.” The words resonate through the room where the Women’s Caucus is meeting just hours before the Democratic National Convention begins. The […]

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Charlotte: FLOTUS “Ladies Night” Headliner

Charlotte, North Carolina. September 4, 2012 Michelle Obama received top billing on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, an evening some are now referring to as “Ladies Night.” Reaction from colleagues and friends has been mixed. One tweets: “It’s official, Democrats’ moms can kick Republicans’ moms butts.” Another: “Disgusted by women’s roles in […]

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From Charlotte: Senior Field Trip

As it happens, of the nearly 6,000 delegates at the Democratic National Convention, the youngest is Sam Gray, a seventeen-year old from Marion, Iowa. “I’ve been interested in the political process for a long time,” says the Marion High School Senior. He is currently enrolled in a government class taught by Dave Messerli, who has […]

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