On my street this week

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter.

Monday evening Amanda Painter looked out her window to see the street swarming with emergency personnel and vehicles, lights flashing everywhere. In words and pictures, she describes her community’s response, and her own.


Posted by Len Wallick


Flexing your skeletal muscles tends to both strengthen them and make them more limber. The same can be said for your inner strength. As Len Wallick notes, the astrology this week implies that some intentional internal stretching would not only be appropriate but also helpful.

Return to the Great Mystery

Posted by Planet Waves


“I agree with your analysis and thoughts about what is fueling the social rupturing we are seeing today. I am an amateur student of history and there is a deep underlying pattern that I have seen that holds true for most of humanity’s experiments in social living, at least as we know of it.” Reader Sally responds to Eric’s letter about anger.

The Planet Waves 18th Anniversary

Posted by Planet Waves


SINCE TODAY is the 18th anniversary of Planet Waves, I was poking around super old issues in the Wayback Machine. It’s kind of amazing how far I got establishing content in the PW webspace even after just a month or two on the gig.

#NoDAPL: Why the Black Snake Isn’t Slain

Posted by Planet Waves


Yesterday, as caravans of veterans continued to join the thousands of veterans already converging in Standing Rock, as part of a lauded “self-deployment” aimed at shielding Water Protectors from further police violence, an unexpected victory was announced by the Army Corps of Engineers: The long-awaited easement permit that would allow completion of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) would be withheld pending an environmental impact study.

Earth, Sun Align with Deep Space Point Today

Posted by Eric Francis


Today the Earth and the Sun align with the Great Attractor, the center of our local universe. The Great Attractor is associated with the Laniakea Supercluster, a pool of subatomic particles located in deep space. It’s so vast that it serves as the central feature of a cluster of 100,000 galaxies, including our own.