With communication planet Mercury and sex-related planet Mars fully in retrograde, we’re in a period when it can be very easy to misinterpret what’s happening at the root of our communications. Rob Moore steps back for some perspective on the double-edged sword of Facebook: quality of connection, quantity, timing and the algorithms.
The populism that has begun to gel as a genuine political movement is largely based on financial issues, the one thing both sides of the political spectrum agree upon. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to citizens of the USA, whose independence was fought and won over the concept of improper taxation.
Have you considered taking your life to a foreign country? As a wise old middle-aged man, I can tell you it’s a fine idea to do this long before you’ve made up your mind about how the world is. I know that not everyone can quit their job and head for Tokyo, but with planning, I assure you it’s possible.
Paris-based photographer Danielle Voirin travels the world and documents her experiences in photographs. She takes street photography and photojournalism a shade beyond even art, to the level of mysticism. You may see more of her work on her website DanielleVoirin.com, or her alt website, DaniVoirin.com.
A 2011 video of peacefully protesting students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed went viral, and the school has tried to scrub it from the Internet. The school’s chancellor, Linda Katehi, is being investigated for allegations of nepotism and conflicts of interest, as well as mishandling of those protests.
You are the person who decides when you’re ready to make any decision you want to make. It’s also easy to second- and third-guess yourself. You need to know when your intuition is speaking and when you’re just not feeling confident. In such a moment, it’s best to be patient, and to make a point of being helpful to others.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, The Onion dropped a spoof newscast into the discussion. The headline: “No-Values Voters Looking to Support Most Evil Candidate.” For no-values voters, neither Barack Obama nor John McCain was acceptable to citizens “who believe in a complete lack of morals and are committed to carrying out unspeakable acts of evil.”