Twin Peaks: The Location Of The Black Lodge Revealed!

(Major spoilers for the 1990-1991 run of Twin Peaks — spoiler-free for the 2017 series) Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a dark forest, for the straightforward path had been lost… -Dante, Inferno Twin Peaks started out (in some ways) as a typical murder mystery — but there was very [Read More…]

Chris Cornell: Into The Superunknown

Slip down darkness to the mouth Damn the water, burn the wine I’m going home for the very last time. -Soundgarden, “Let Me Drown” Chris Cornell, lead singer and songwriter for Soundgarden and Audioslave, is dead by his own hand at the age of 52. By now you’ve likely had a chance to read about [Read More…]

The Leftovers: An Appetite For Apocalypse

(Basic spoilers for HBO’s The Leftovers, but nothing that should keep you from watching it or reading on) One day, something strange and terrible happened that changed the entire world. At the core of our personal operating systems, you won’t find a CPU; you’ll find a storyteller. As much as we like to think of [Read More…]

Who Is The Angrier God: Zeus Or Gordon Ramsay?

The air is filled with a terrifying sound and everyone runs for cover. Did you fail to make the proper sacrifice at the Temple, or did you burn the pan-seared scallops? Either way, you’ve incurred the wrath of a powerful being who’s had millions of followers over the years. Zeus is the all-father of the [Read More…]

Is The Handmaid’s Tale Anti-Christian?

(Spoilers for the basic concept behind “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but nothing that should keep you from watching it or reading on) The new series The Handmaid’s Tale (based on the novel by Margaret Atwood) is a huge hit for streaming service Hulu. If you’ve watched it or are familiar with the concept behind The Handmaid’s [Read More…]

Your Star Wars Day 2017 Astrology Forecast

It’s May the 4th — Star Wars Day (“may the fourth be with you” — get it?) 2017. So, about today specifically, for those of you who have as much nerdy love for Star Wars as I do: since the Moon is in Virgo for most of the day, trine the Sun, this is a [Read More…]

The May Horoscope For You (And Everyone Else)

A typical horoscope lays out what you can expect for yourself in the next week or month based on your Sun Sign. That sort of thing is great, sure… especially if you happen to be the only person on your planet. Astrology, like life in general, is a lot more complicated than “there are twelve [Read More…]

Your Handy Guide To Misusing Mars In Gemini

Mars is now in Gemini, and will be there until June 4th. Mars rules sex and violence (think of it as “The HBO Planet”). Gemini has a reputation for expressing ideas… usually in the form of talking. Put these two concepts together and you can see how this could be a time when the wrong [Read More…]

The Taurus Issues Troubleshooting Guide

THE TAURUS MANUAL: SECTION FIVE — COMMON TAURUS ISSUES   MY TAURUS IS MOVING VERY SLOWLY. HOW CAN I ADJUST HIS OR HER SPEED SETTINGS? Yes. Speed adjustment is often an issue with Taurus. Unfortunately, many people assume that this is because of some sort of inherent stubbornness, or possibly that the Taurus in question [Read More…]

The Amazing TRUTH About Mercury Retrograde THEY Don’t Want You To Know!!

  <<write introductory paragraph about Mercury Retrograde and include link to previous article on the subject>>   Mercury, which is still retrograde (and thus requires patience and careful handling) enters Aries on Thursday and <<no time to write an elaborate description, just fill in a paragraph and keep moving. Make that deadline Matthew!>>. At a [Read More…]