Let Me Recognize the Problem So it Can Be Solved

Dear Friend and Reader: Working with my collaborators at Planet Waves, I set out on a mission of finding signs of progress amidst the many strange and tragic news events of 2013. Americans, as a lot, are people averse to following current events, and when we do, we rarely look back in an honest way. … Read more

Sign Language for the Insane

Dear Friend and Reader: Adding a touch of irony to the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, it turns out that Thamsanqa Jantjie, the supposed sign language interpreter hired to stand three feet from the podium and be broadcast to hundreds of millions of people, was talkin’ jive. His assorted hand gestures and moreover his stiff … Read more

The Orius New Moon

Dear Friend and Reader: This past Monday, the Sagittarius New Moon was conjunct a newly discovered centaur planet called Orius. The Moon-Sun conjunction was to the exact degree, which is usually a good moment to suss out some clues regarding what the new point is about. Technically called¬†(330836) Orius, it was discovered on April 25, … Read more

The Mars Effect

Dear Friend and Reader: When the lighted ball drops over Uptown Kingston on New Year’s Eve, the astrology of 2014 will be in place and waiting for the first standout astrological feature of the new year: the Capricorn New Moon on Jan. 1. Let’s start with the party and then go to the astrology. This … Read more

The Ancestor

Dear Friend and Reader: On the first night that the Sun was in Scorpio, I fell asleep a bit early on the bed in my photo studio and awoke a few hours later from a lucid dream — a dream in which I knew that I was dreaming. I was in an attic room. John … Read more