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CAPRICORN: October 15-21 Wednesday, October 15
Let’s discuss that thing you’re eyeing, coveting and fantasizing about. You can enjoy it without actually having it for your own. It’s best if you enjoy it without possessing it. There’s an odd magic at play here. If this thing becomes a fixed part of your life, it may interfere with you attracting two future experiences I see as more essential to your development.
AQUARIUS: October 15-21 Wednesday, October 15
“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way,” said philosopher Alan Watts. You’ve either recently made a personal discovery proving this true, or you’ll soon do so. The brain-scrambling, heart-whirling events of recent weeks have blessed you with lots of shiny new questions, vibrant replacements for tired old questions that kept at least one old dilemma in place.
PISCES: October 15-21 Wednesday, October 15
“There is for everyone some one scene, some one adventure, some one picture that is the image of his secret life,” said Irish poet William Butler Yeats. Identify that numinous presence. Then celebrate and cultivate it. Give it special attention, pay tribute and shower love on it. Now’s an excellent time to recognize how important your secret life is – and make it come more fully alive than ever.
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BIONIC SHOES Wednesday, October 15
Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and commandeered a list of about 1,500 purchasers of the company’s signature “tosatsu shoes” — shoes with built-in cameras. Investigators have begun visiting the purchasers at home to ask them to hand in the shoes (but, out of fairness, said they wouldn’t cause trouble for customers who could produce a legitimate reason for needing to take photographs and video by pointing the shoe at something).
TMI Wednesday, December 10
Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 separate deficiencies) defense of double-murder suspect Phillip Cheatham in 2005 (Cheatham got a new trial). Hawver admitted to the jury his client was a "shooter of …
CLEARANCE, CLARENCE Wednesday, October 15
In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in August, Kevin Clarence, 20, was arrested for an inept attempt to rob a supermarket. He entered the store, and only then, according to witnesses, put a plastic garbage bag over his head and decided to wait in line for his opportunity to address a cashier. He quickly got tired of waiting and said, “I’ll be back,” but was caught by police minutes after leaving the store.
NAMES IN THE NEWS Wednesday, December 10
Arrested in November in Gainesville, Florida, on sexual assault charges but exonerated three days later when accuser Jeremy Foster was caught lying: Mr. Phuc Kieu, 58. Arrested in October for burglary of a Kohl's department store in Alhambra, …
TO THE MOON, ALICE! Wednesday, October 15
Among the suggestions of the Brisbane, Australia, company Pets Eternal for honoring a deceased pet (made to a reporter in September): keeping a whisker or tooth or lock of hair, or having the remains made into jewelry or mixed with ink to make a tattoo. Overlooked was a new project by the Houston space-flight company Celestis, known for blasting human ashes into orbit (most famously those of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry). Celestis, working with a California company, will soon offer to shoot pets’ remains into orbit ($995) or perhaps even to the moon ($12,000).
 
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