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Free Will Astrology: Week of June 18

© Copyright 2020  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): My Aries friend Lavinia told me, “The fight I’m enjoying most lately is my fight to resist the compulsion to fight.” I invite you to consider adopting that attitude for the foreseeable future. Now and then, you Rams do seem to thrive on conflict, or at

Free Will Astrology: Week of June 4

©Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries poet Paul Verlaine wrote “Autumn Song” in 1866. It became a well-known French poem, and eventually played a role in a historical turning point. In June 1944, a top-secret British spy organization used the poem as a code to communicate crucial information to the French Resistance,

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY: Week of May 21

© Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Excellence does not require perfection,” wrote Aries author Henry James. Now I’m conveying this brilliant counsel to you—just in time for the season when it will make good sense to strive for shining excellence without getting bogged down in a debilitating quest for perfection. Have fun

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY—Week of May 7

© Copyright 2020 Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to Aries author and mythologist Joseph Campbell, “The quest for fire occurred not because anyone knew what the practical uses for fire would be, but because it was fascinating.” He was referring to our early human ancestors, and how they stumbled upon a valuable addition

Bike Trails Created Through Careful Planning

Did you ever want to know where bike trails come from? Here’s the nitty-gritty.  Wabash Cannonball Trail The Wabash Cannonball Trail is a rails-to-trails corridor that was acquired in 1994 by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG). TMACOG acted as the coordinating partner between the entities that would own the trail. The trail

COVID-19: ‘The equalizer’ highlights our inequities. Racism should be declared a public health crisis.

From Lisa McDuffie, President/CEO YWCA Northwest Ohio Throughout our history, the United States has repeatedly disenfranchised and silenced communities of color. Marginalized communities have endured endless campaigns of exploitation, violence, mass incarceration, housing discrimination, and economic disinvestment. Recent reports are showing how the COVID-19 pandemic plays out along racial lines, continuing to deprive communities of