JACKSONVILLE’S BUDGET BATTLE IS OLD NEWS Wednesday, September 17
We’ve been here before
ISIS AND THE NOT-OUR-PROBLEM PROBLEM Wednesday, September 17
Yeah, war sucks, but doing nothing has a price, too
PISCES: September 17-23 Wednesday, September 17
“My definition of a devil is a god who has not been recognized,” said mythologist Joseph Campbell. “It is a power in you to which you have not given expression, and you push it back. And then, like all repressed energy, it builds up and becomes dangerous to the position you’re trying to hold.”
AQUARIUS: September 17-23 Wednesday, September 17
If Pope Francis isn’t traveling, he comes out to meet the public in St. Peter’s Square every Wednesday. During one such event last January, he took a few moments to bestow tender attention on a talking parrot that belonged to a male stripper.
THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND THE RUSH TO WAR Wednesday, September 17
Think twice before engaging ISIS
CAPRICORN: September 17-23 Wednesday, September 17
The good news? America has more trees than it did 100 years ago. Aggressive efforts to replace decimated old-growth forests paid off. The bad news? The new forests have a far less diverse selection of tree species than the originals. The fresh batches are often crowded into smaller spaces, so wildfires are more massive and devastating.
SAGITTARIUS: September 17-23 Wednesday, September 17
You’re entering a phase when you reap rich rewards by nurturing the health of your favorite posse, ensemble or organization. How is the group’s collective mental health? Any festering rifts? Apathetic attitudes or weakening resolves? Be the leader who builds solidarity and cultivates consensus.
AN INTERVIEW WITH CHARLIE ATKINSON, SHOE COBBLER Wednesday, September 17
How to tell if your shoe is any damn good
SCORPIO: September 17-23 Wednesday, September 17
This may be controversial, but I suspect your emphasis shouldn’t be on sex, drugs and rock and roll. Instead, your specialties should be hard-earned intimacy, altered states the result of deep introspection, and music that arouses reverence and other sacred emotions.
LIBRA: September 17-23 Wednesday, September 17
When Libra-born Mohandas Gandhi was 19, he moved to London from his native India to study law. In an effort to become an English gentleman, he took elocution lessons and learned to dance. He bought fine clothes and a gold watch-chain. Each morning he stood before a giant mirror and fussed with his hair and necktie until they were perfect. In retrospect, this phase of his life seems irrelevant.