THE REASON FOR THE SEASON (IN THE SINGLE-WIDE) Thursday, September 4
THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
Florida Selfies Wednesday, March 26
Spencer Toner, 79, was arrested for indecent exposure in a McDonald's parking lot in January in Bonita Springs, after a complainant said Toner was watching pornography on a laptop computer and masturbating (a downside of McDonald's early-on, …
A TALE OF TWO HALVES: WEEK 1, EAGLES VS. JAGS Monday, September 8
At least we have Allen Hurns
CANCER: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
A New York doctor offers a service he calls Pokertox. Jack Berdy injects Botox into poker players’ faces to make their expressions hard to read. With facial muscles paralyzed, they’re in no danger of betraying subtle emotional signals that might help opponents guess their strategy. There might be value in adopting a poker face when you’re trying to win at poker or other games. But for the foreseeable future, take the opposite approach. You’re likely to be successful if you reveal everything you feel. Let your face and eyes be eloquent
TAURUS: September 10-16 Wednesday, September 10
As far as I know, there’s been only one battleship in all of history named for a poet. A hundred years ago, the Italian navy manufactured a dreadnought with triple-gun turrets, calling it Dante Alighieri, after the medieval genius who wrote Divine Comedy.
SCORPIO: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
A teenage Pakistani boy decided he wanted to help his country’s government clean up the local Internet. Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah made a list of over 780,000 porn sites and sent it to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. Big job! Hard work! I’d love you to summon similar levels of passion and diligence as you work on behalf of your favorite cause. The weeks ahead are prime time to get excited about changes you’d like to help create.
GEMINI: September 10-16 Wednesday, September 10
If you go to a convenience store and order a Double Big Gulp drink, be prepared to absorb 40 teaspoons of sugar. What’s an even greater challenge to your body is the sheer amount of fluid you have to digest: 50 ounces. Fact is, your stomach can’t easily accommodate more than 32 ounces at a time.
SAGITTARIUS: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
As a journalist for the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier, Simon Eroro wanted to interview a group of indigenous rebels in a remote jungle. He was willing to do what was necessary to get the big scoop. After a difficult journey through rough terrain, he was told he would be given the information he sought on one condition: that he be circumcised with bamboo sticks as part of a cleansing ritual. Eroro agreed, got the story and won a prize for his report. I don’t recommend you go quite that far in pursuit of your current goal. On the other hand, it’d be wise to consider making a sacrifice.
CANCER: September 10-16 Wednesday, September 10
If you surrender to the passive part of your personality, you’ll be whipped around by mood swings in the days ahead. You’ll hem and haw, snivel and procrastinate, communicate ineptly, and be confused about what you really feel.
CAPRICORN: August 6-12 Wednesday, August 6
Kintsukuroi is a Japanese word that literally means “golden repair.” It refers to fixing cracked pottery with lacquer blended with actual gold or silver. Metaphorically, it suggests something may become more beautiful and valuable after it’s broken. The wounds and healing of the wounds are integral parts, not shameful distortions to be disguised or hidden. Does that sound like your current experience? Call this the kintsukuroi phase of your cycle.