Heartland Healing

Between the balmy, carefree beats of the Beach Boys and the edgier introspection of the Beatles, showing less grit than Dylan and more mysticism than the Rolling Stones, Donovan Leitch, known simply as “Donovan”, bounded to the top of the c... more

Aug 23, 2016 2:36 PM Specials

There are two kinds of medicine being practiced in the United States and mostly they are diametrically opposed. One form is of the traditional sort, used for thousands of years, that engages nature and our human relationship to healing. It ... more

Aug 16, 2016 7:19 PM Specials

Yes, we live in a red state. When it comes to red meat, Nebraska has more beef on the hoof than any other state save Texas. And if you’re like most Americans, you’re still a meat-eater. Based on what’s been in the media for years now, it ta... more

Aug 9, 2016 2:54 PM Specials

The Dog Days of deep summer can make a body desperate for help. The humble watermelon can help you make it through the plight. In August, with most of Europe on a month-long holiday, here in America the temperature is soaring and even the s... more

Aug 2, 2016 3:02 PM Specials

Junk mail. We all get it. Sure, in a lot of cases it’s called “spam” these days. But the snail-mail hardcopy still finds its way to the front door. Like most people, I just give it a cursory glance and relegate it to the recycle bag. Usuall... more

Jul 26, 2016 3:00 PM Specials

Let’s get one thing straight: We are constantly being deceived. Oh, I don’t mean everyone is a pathological liar or that it’s done intentionally. It’s just that people — especially those in media — are sloppy with words and language. That’s... more

Jul 19, 2016 2:23 PM Specials

Not the Plague of Justinian in the Sixth Century. Nor was it the Cocoliztli Epidemic in the late 1500s. Ebola? Hah! Barely touches it with its 4000 dead. Only the Black Plague of Europe in the 1300s comes close. With fatalities at nearly 10... more

Jul 12, 2016 3:01 PM Specials

So the other day I was once again wanting to codify some behavior characteristics just to share with others. It seems to me that adjusting one’s life activities to consider these moves might be advantageous. In ascending order, I came up wi... more

Jul 5, 2016 7:38 PM Specials

Sporadically we offer newsy tidbits we’ve gleaned that cover alternative therapies, metaphysics and holistic awareness. Found recently, here’s some news.   Don’t Squirm. Eat a Worm. Ordinarily, you’d think that having a few internal paras... more

Jun 28, 2016 8:23 PM Specials

You know, you never know who makes up a lot of this stuff. I mean, we have so many terms and myths that are ascribed to different parts of life and the world that we often never really stop to wonder how they came about. Take “honeymoon”, f... more

Jun 20, 2016 9:00 PM Specials

Flip Wilson, groundbreaking comedian of the 1960s and ‘70s, elevated two comic catchphrases to status in the American vernacular. His stage character, Geraldine, played in drag, often ended skits with the expository screech, “The Devil made... more

Jun 14, 2016 2:25 PM Specials

Next to air, water is the most vital element for human survival. The human body is 75 percent water. You knew that. But if you’re under the age of 50, you may not know that there was a time that you could actually stoop over a creek or stre... more

Jun 6, 2016 9:24 PM Specials

There is no dearth of stupid human tricks. We are at once our own worst enemies and defilers of Planet Earth. It’s just the way it is. Maybe it goes back to the mythical “Garden of Eden.” To wit, when you violate instructions and eat of the... more

May 31, 2016 8:07 PM Specials

When I was nine years old, my sister took me to work with her on a summer Saturday. She sat me down in the Children’s Department of the old Omaha Public Library where she worked in the Catalog Department. Kids’ books were in their own speci... more

May 24, 2016 2:51 PM Specials

“Examine the obvious.” That was a favorite imperative of Dr. Fritz Perls, originator of Gestalt Therapy. The ideal is followed too rarely. Prince Nelson need not have died. Not the way he did, at least: in an elevator, slumped over in an o... more

May 16, 2016 8:52 PM Specials

For ten years, people paid UCLA good money to study the art and science of recording in classes I taught each quarter. Few of the students entered the class realizing that they would be learning the basics of metaphysics in the process. And... more

May 10, 2016 3:16 PM Specials

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” the Bard proclaimed. By that logic and at the other end of the spectrum, a pile of crap is still a pile of crap. That holds especially true for Monsanto and GMOs. Just a couple years ago, I ... more

May 3, 2016 7:17 PM Specials

Google Albert Einstein and you’ll draw about 93 million hits. That’s understandable for such a popular intellectual of the early 20th century. Google someone named “Charles W. Leadbeater” and you’ll get some hits; about 92.7 million fewer. ... more

Apr 26, 2016 3:22 PM Specials

It was 2 a.m. and Stevie Wonder wanted a Leslie in Studio B. The only problem was that the Leslie he wanted was in the anteroom of Studio C. A Leslie is a specialized speaker cabinet invented for use with a Hammond organ but in the 1970s it... more

Apr 19, 2016 2:11 PM Specials

Have you been feeling a little Grumpy lately? Do you wish you could fall asleep and be Sleepy all night long? And during the day, are your eyes itchy; are you Sneezy? You can’t take it anymore so you just want to be Happy. Though you’re cav... more

Apr 12, 2016 7:03 PM Specials

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