August 17, 2020

Heat, fires, and other environmental disasters

   The mundane in life is that which occurs to us in the world which is to be expected, the natural ups and downs that humans are prone to experience.  Unfortunately, “mundane” events can also be horrific, and they include...

July 2, 2020

 Doane Robinson was the state historian of South Dakota in 1927 when the work began for the carving of four American presidents on the side of Mount Rushmore.  The four faces would look Southeast over the Lakota lands and beyond, in spite of the fact that the whole are...

March 26, 2020

Well, here we are in another pandemic, without much preparation for such a thing.  In my last blog I promised to discuss money if the world did not beat me to it, but the world did beat me to it.  As humans, we do not have great foresight, even after experiencing simil...

February 21, 2020

    Well, here we are.  Finally we enter the age where it might be possible for us to appear a little more like The Jetsons, or at least for some of us.  With a smirk I realize that the character Jane Jetson was still the prototypical “housewife” in that show, though t...

December 1, 2018

I came across this wonderful photo by journalist Mario Tama who is a photojournalist for Getty Images in New York.  As we watch the news of the caravan of immigrants unfold, all of us hope for the best outcome.  The hardest reality is that there is no best outcome.  Ne...

October 31, 2018

It’s been months and months since I’ve last written a blog here on my website.  There are reasons why which are mostly excuses, but now I feel compelled to talk about the Mercury in the fire signs situation once again. As per my last blog, the last and perhaps stronges...

March 23, 2018

When something burns really hot and fast, the flames can have a bluish tinge.  If the fuel is gas, rather than wood or metal, the flames will look really blue, like on a gas stove, which I think is a good symbol of our thoughts on fire – those times when we are inspire...

January 26, 2018

On Friday, January 19th, at 6:07pm in Auburn, California, I chanced upon a meteor burning up in the atmosphere while I was driving to a nutrition lecture to meet my friend.  If that friend had not invited me that day to attend the lecture, and, indeed, if I had not pho...

December 17, 2017

 On the winter solstice of this year, the Sun will move into Capricorn just a little while after Saturn moves into Capricorn.  It will be 8:39am in the morning at our winter solstice here in Sacramento, California.  The chart for that moment is called the Winter Ingres...

December 4, 2017

Lately I've been thinking about the way that astrologers talk about the zodiac signs.  Some of them talk as if the signs are planets.  Planets are analogous to functions, and signs are the manner in which we perform those functions.  So, Mercury is the function of thin...

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