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CAPRICORN: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
Haggis is a Scottish pudding. According to the gourmet food encyclopedia Larousse Gastronomique, it has “an excellent nutty texture and delicious savory flavor.” And yet, to be honest, …
SAGITTARIUS: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
Novelist Herman Melville wrote that to create art, “unlike things must meet and mate.” Like what? “Sad patience” and “joyous energies,” for example; both are necessary, he said. …
SCORPIO: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
William Shockley was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and co-inventor of the transistor. He also helped launch the information technology revolution, and was called “the man who brought silicon …
LIBRA: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
“You should be interviewing roses, not people,” says a character in Anne Carson’s book The Autobiography of Red. That’s sound poetic advice in the days ahead. More than you …
VIRGO: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
In one of her “Twenty-One Love Poems,” Adrienne Rich writes about her old self in third person. “The woman who cherished / her suffering is dead. I am her descendant. / I love the …
LEO: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
In 1928, Bobby Pearce won a gold medal in rowing at the Summer Olympics held in Amsterdam. An unforeseen event almost sabotaged his victory. As he rowed along Sloten Canal, a family of ducks swam …
CANCER: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
You have a strong, intricate understanding of where you’ve come from. The old days and old ways still offer mysterious poignancy. You don’t love every past experience, but you love thinking about …
GEMINI: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
Your brain absorbs about 11 million pieces of information every second, but is consciously aware of less than .001 percent of all that richness. At least that’s usually the case. Astrological omens …
TAURUS: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
In 1947, the super-wealthy Duke of Windsor went shopping in Paris to buy a gift for his wife, the Duchess. She already had everything she wanted, so he got creative. He commissioned luxury-goods …
ARIES: June 11-17 Wednesday, June 11
In its quest for nectar, a hummingbird sips from about 1,000 flowers a day. As it flaps its wings 70 times a second, zipping from meal to meal, it can fly sideways, backward or forward. If it wants, …
 
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