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NEIGHBORHOOD ROCK Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Brothers and Sisters, it’s time to Kick Out the Home Jams! Music fills the air in Springfield at Porchfest, a daylong event featuring live music staged at various locations and house porches in …
FALL FUN Wednesday, November 5, 2014
One of the guiltiest pleasures of fall is checking out the annual fair. And while you may snicker at folks passing by devouring ungodly fried concoctions, you’re eventually humbled gazing into …
COMPETE FOR A CAUSE Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Worldwide, there are an estimated 15 million-plus people addicted to drugs or alcohol. Since 2005, Runwell: The Linda Quirk Foundation has been addressing these staggering statistics by staging …
TECHNO TITAN Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Since the late ’80s, musician BT has been a figurehead in pioneering electronic dance music (or as your rave-lovin’ cyber-shaman-life coach calls it, EDM). Born Brian Transeau, the …
PISCES: November 5-11 Wednesday, November 5, 2014
To be in righteous alignment with cosmic forces, keep the Halloween spirit alive for another week. You have a license to play with your image and experiment with your identity. Interesting changes will unfold as you expand your notion of who you are and rebel cheerfully against your own status quo.
AQUARIUS: November 5-11 Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Before the invention of the printing press, books in Europe were handmade. Medieval monks spent long hours copying texts, often adding illustrations in the margins. There’s an odd scene that often appears in these illuminated manuscripts: knights fighting snails. Scholars don’t agree on what this means.
CAPRICORN: November 5-11 Wednesday, November 5, 2014
It’s a favorable time to meditate intensely on friendship. Questions to ask yourself: How good of a friend are you to those you want as friends? What capacities do you cultivate in your effort to build and maintain vigorous alliances? Do you have a clear sense of what qualities you seek?
SAGITTARIUS: November 5-11 Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Author P.G. Wodehouse wrote more than 90 books, several plays, musical comedies and film scripts. When he died at age 93, he was working on another novel. He didn’t suffer from writer’s block, yet his process was far from effortless. He rarely churned out perfection on his first attempt.
SCORPIO: November 5-11 Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Near the end of the 19th century, an American named Annie Londonderry became the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world. It was a brave and brazen act for an era when women still couldn’t vote and paved roads were rare. Her 15-month journey took her through countries that would be risky for a single woman on a bike to travel through today, like Egypt and Yemen.
LIBRA: November 5-11 Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Letter-writing is becoming a lost art. Few people have a long-enough attention span to compose a relaxed, thoughtful report on what they have been doing and thinking. Meanwhile, the number of vigorous, far-reaching conversations is waning, too. Instead, many of us tend to emit and absorb short bursts of information at frequent intervals. But I invite you to rebel against this trend in the coming weeks.