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Grab Winter by the Snowballs

When it gets as cold as it did after our first real snowstorm of the season a few weeks ago, it gets so you don’t notice it anymore after a while because it’s not a thing to “notice” so much as it’s the only thing you’re thinking about to begin with. It was, in retrospect, […]

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Astrology Forecast for December 2009

FOR EVERYONE ~ Clash of visions. This month, again, pits our visions of the future against sometimes harsh realities. The situation is one of extreme flux and it seems very hard to predict, let alone control. Yet there is also a lot of flexibility in the situation. The outcome really will depend a lot on […]

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Goodwill Hunting

It’s a Tuesday, two days before Christmas, and I’m standing in front of the bookshelves at the Goodwill store on Highway 6. In my pocket is the $15 I received after returning several months’ worth of empty cans to the Hy-Vee next door. I wanted a new frying pan but they don’t have anything I […]

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We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of

We wait. Every year we wait. We wait with bated breath, face paint purchased, coolers full of ice, grills freshly cleaned, coals and meat at the ready, beers lined up in formation, newly purchased giant foam fingers proclaiming us to be “#1” waiting to be donned for the first time after last year’s fingers were […]

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