Piscean actor Sir Michael Caine has had an illustrious career. He’s won two Oscars and been nominated for the award six times over five decades. For his role in Jaws: The Revenge, he was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor.
Denmark has been a pioneer in developing technology to supply its energy needs with wind power. By 2020, it expects to generate half its electricity from wind turbines. Recently, the Danish climate minister announced his nation’s intention to phase out the use of coal as an energy source within 10 years.
“Whatever returns from oblivion returns to find a voice,” writes Louise Glück in her poem The Wild Iris. That’s a key theme in the weeks ahead. There’s part of you returning from oblivion – making its way home from the abyss – and it’ll be hungry to express itself when it arrives back in your regularly scheduled life.
Many people use the terms “cement” and “concrete” interchangeably, but they’re not the same. Cement is powdery stuff composed of limestone, gypsum, clay with alumino-silicate, and other ingredients. It’s just one of the raw materials used to make concrete – usually no more than 15 percent of the total mass.
“Every saint has a bee in his halo,” said philosopher Elbert Hubbard. Similarly, some Libras have a passive-aggressive streak hidden beneath their harmony-seeking, peace-loving persona.
Born under the sign of Virgo, Russian animator Yuriy Norshteyn has won several awards. His Tale of Tales was voted the greatest animated film of all time, but he hasn’t finished any new films for a while.
Naturalist Greg Munson says many dragonflies are great acrobats. They are the “Cirque du Soleil” performers of the animal kingdom. They can eat and have sex in mid-air. While flying, two dragonflies can hook up and bend into a roughly circular formation to accommodate the idiosyncrasies of their reproductive organs, forming a “mating pinwheel.”
The most important thing you can do in the weeks ahead is learn how to take care of yourself better. What’s that you say? You’re too busy? You have too many appointments and obligations? I disagree.
Thoughts from Gemini author Fernando Pessoa: “The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd – the longing for impossible things; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else.”
Contrary to popular opinion, crime fiction author Arthur Conan Doyle never had his character Sherlock Holmes say, “Elementary, my dear Watson.” For that matter, Humphrey Bogart never said “Play it again, Sam” in the film Casablanca. Star Trek’s Captain Kirk never used the exact phrase “Beam me up, Scotty.”