Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Week of May 24, 2018

(May 24, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): A critic described Leonardo da Vinci's painting the "Mona Lisa" as "the most visited, most written about, most sung about, most parodied work of art in...

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HumBug: Aphid Cows and Ladybugs

(May 20, 2018) I recently wrote about spittlebugs and how their larval form covers themselves with a bubblebath of processed plant sap for protection. At the end of their last larval stage (instar)...

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Pyramid Woo

(May 17, 2018) The New Age began, as far as I was concerned, in the spring of 1970. Fresh in the Americas, I was completely captivated by woo — the more some phenomenon...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of May 17, 2018

(May 17, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my assessment of the astrological omens, your duty right now is to be a brave observer and fair-minded intermediary and honest storyteller. Your people...

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HumBug: Strange Defense

(May 13, 2018) The nymphal spittle bug is a wondrous creature. It sips plant juices and processes the waste into a bubbly foam with which it surrounds itself. If you've ever gotten...

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The Big Skate

(May 10, 2018) So, you know about the theory of evolution by natural selection, right? A tiny random mutation in an organism's DNA results in better fitness and gets passed on to future...

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HumBug: A 10-year Mystery

(May 6, 2018) About 10 years ago I found a round black beetle about the size of a large pea in my dog's water bowl. I could tell right away it was...

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The Shape of Zoophilia

(May 3, 2018) The Shape of Water, an Oscar-winning romance between a latter-day Creature from the Black Lagoon and a mute cleaning lady, can be summed up in a word: bestiality. The stuff...

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Of Beetles and Gadgets

(April 26, 2018) It was cool and windy when my friend and I went for a walk at the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge. Large flocks of geese attested to the success of conservation...

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HumBug: Safer to Look Like Crap

(April 22, 2018) First day out with my new Canon 6D Mark II today and so far I'm happy. I used my Sigma 150/600-millimeter lens and, after a slow start, managed to...

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Magnificent Frigate Birds

(April 19, 2018) Frigate birds are a surprising study in contrasts. On the one hand, I admire them gliding effortlessly high overhead, following the updraft above a Pacific beach in southern Mexico. On...

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Nationwide Morphine Shortage Impacting Local Hospitals

(May 26, 2018) Local healthcare providers have been struggling to supply patients with injectable morphine, according to representatives from St. Joseph, Mad River and Jerold  Phelps hospitals. “This is a very multi-faceted topic,...

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State Steps in Amid Surge in HIV Cases

(May 25, 2018) The California Department of Public Health is stepping in amid a dramatic rise in newly diagnosed HIV cases in Humboldt County and officials believe there are at least 35...

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Federal Commission Approves Advisory Panel for Klamath Dam Removal Effort

(May 24, 2018) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a proposal from the nonprofit organization formed to facilitate removal of the four hydroelectric dams clogging the Klamath River to form a...

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