Category: Voices

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 27 – Aug 3, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 27 – Aug 3, 2020

    Don’t miss out on your horoscopes when the Gateway Gazette shuts down. You can subscribe to weekly and monthly horoscopes direct from Planet Waves: https://planetwaves.net/horoscopes/ By Eric Francis ARIES — The Sun has moved into the most creative and expressive area of your chart — Leo, your 5th solar house. Here is the thing: creative […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Final Thots for Faith Forum

    Faith Forum ~ Final Thots for Faith Forum

    I’m sitting in one of the most beautiful spots in Kananaskis country in Alberta, Canada. Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountain peaks still wearing remnants of their mantles of snow around the clear glacial waters of the lake, I can’t think of a better place to share my last thoughts with the readers of the […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Art of Inheriting Secrets

    From My Bookshelf: The Art of Inheriting Secrets

    By Lynn Willoughby The Art of Inheriting Secrets ~ Barbara O’Neal Olivia Shaw is the editor for a food magazine. She lives in San Francisco and leads a full life, but when her mother dies she learns she has inherited a centuries old estate in England. Oh yes, and a title. She is now the Countess […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 20 – 27, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 20 – 27, 2020

    By Eric Francis Coppolino Aries (March 20-April 19) — The current phase of your life, through January, comes with the theme of cultivating self-confidence. You may think you’re a self-assured person, though this astrology will take you deeper, and help you question yourself in some worthwhile ways. I’m talking about something different from assertiveness or being […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Force of Nature

    From My Bookshelf: Force of Nature

    By Lynn Willoughby Force of Nature ~ Jane Harper This story line had great promise. A group of five women are sent on a three day hike and camp out as part of a team building exercise for their company. They are in the Giralang Ranges just outside of Melbourne. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything, […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 13 – 19, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 13 – 19, 2020

    By Eric Francis ARIES — You are who you are. That includes your capacity to grow, to heal, and to become. You may have the idea that the good part of your life, the productive part, will begin once you’ve already accomplished your healing and fully addressed the past. Fortunately, that’s not how healing works: […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Red Lotus

    From My Bookshelf: The Red Lotus

    Lynn Willoughby The Red Lotus ~ Chris Bohjalian I finished this book as the world is watching Beijing’s pandemic numbers rise – in the so called second wave of Covid-19.  This is relevant as this mystery is …”a global thriller about those who dedicate their lives to saving people and those who peddle death to the […]

  • From My Bookshelf: No Relation

    From My Bookshelf: No Relation

    By Lynn Willoughby No Relation ~ Terry Fallis This author tells the best stories!  Earnest Hemmingway – “no relation”, to the author, loses his wallet in New York city.  When he goes to apply for a new driver’s license, he is laughed at by the clerk at the DMV and has a colossal melt down.  Of […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 7 – 14, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 7 – 14, 2020

    By Eric Francis ARIES — Life is a cooperative venture. This is often imagined and rarely practiced, though it is a fact. Even if you grow your own onions, someone else makes your frying pan. Yet the skill of organizing cooperation, and the basic political acumen to facilitate people actually working together, is rare. You […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Apeirogon

    From My Bookshelf: Apeirogon

    By Lynn Willoughby Apeirogon ~ Colum McCann This is a work of fiction, but is based on the real events and the real lives of Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian, and Rami Elhanen, an Israeli. “McCann daringly weaves together elements of speculation, memory, fact, and imagination.”  I was transfixed. This is so much more than the story of […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Down River

    From My Bookshelf: Down River

    By Lynn Willoughby Down River ~ John Hart This is my first novel by this author but I will be reading more.  He says of the book, “We all have families.  Good ones, bad ones, absent ones, indifferent ones.”  That’s what this novel is about – one family. Five years ago Adam Chase was tried for […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: June 29 – July 6, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: June 29 – July 6, 2020

    By Eric Francis ARIES — If you find yourself in a crisis any time this week (as the July 4 Full Moon approaches), the best way to respond is to not react. You don’t need to take charge, though the temptation will be strong. At the moment our whole society is set on hair-trigger. There […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Woman Who Smashed Codes

    From My Bookshelf: The Woman Who Smashed Codes

    By Lynn Willoughby The Woman Who Smashed Codes ~ Jason Fagone This autobiography of Elizebeth Friedman and her husband George, taught me a whole lot about the world of secret codes, espionage, surveillance and how intelligence is gathered, – and the cryptologists who break those secret codes.  Elizebeth Friedman was among the best in the world. […]

  • The Vape Debate

    The Vape Debate

    C.D. Howe Institute Podcast with Ian Irvine Vaping is safer than smoking. But is Canada taking the right approach to a technology that could save lives? C.D. Howe Institute Research Fellow and Concordia University professor Ian Irvine says the drop in cigarette sales illustrates vaping’s upside.

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: June 22 – 29, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: June 22 – 29, 2020

    By Eric Francis ARIES — If there is a conversation you’ve been wanting to have with a close partner or loved one, now is the time — especially if you’ve been avoiding it. Once you get over the initial nervousness of broaching the topic, you will likely realize you have more in common than not. […]