Something About Egypt

Dear Friend and Reader: There are three things to keep in mind about Egypt at this juncture, while its destiny is now being slugged out on the streets of Cairo with clubs and Molotov cocktails. One is how old the place is. I believe the oldest relics of human creation on Earth can be found … Read more

Monthly Horoscope for February 2011

Dear Friend and Reader: Remember the controversy two weeks ago involving how the zodiac is allegedly wrong? While on the one hand it’s a complex technical issue describing how the Eastern and Western zodiacs align, the solution to the riddle that astronomers put out has a simple attribute — the zodiac we use here is based … Read more

Beneath the Guns and Politics, Gender Rage

Dear Friend and Reader: In the wake of the shootings in Tucson nearly one week ago, the focus of the discussion is on the political causes and implications of the incident. There are many, though what’s also clear is that there are issues below the issue, such as the deep frustration, rage and mistrust that … Read more

Wave Pulse One

Dear Planet Waves Reader: Most of us are pretty creeped out by all these reports of birds suddenly falling out of the sky and fish turning up dead. It’s been an unusual week in other ways, here in the days following Tuesday morning’s solar eclipse and the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction. On New Year’s Eve, about 5,000 … Read more