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Brennan: Kudos to women

Fifty years ago when I was in High School, I was only allowed to take a “home making class” to learn how to sew and cook (I do neither very well). All the shop classes, which I wanted to take (metal, auto, and wood), were only offered to the guys. Times have changed and women have more opportunities today.

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan June 27 – July 3, 2022 New Moon in Cancer on Tuesday Square to Jupiter in Aries; Mars in Aries Square to Pluto in Capricorn; Mercury in Gemini Trine Saturn in Aquarius

 This week is full of energy and generosity in many ways; after last week’s news and changes made by the Supreme Court and ensuing changes made by states with many upset people on top of inflation, a war and lingering CoVid problems in addition to supply chain shortages, folks are in no mood to be dictated to by anyone.

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Turnoy: Primary Election Endorsements from SJC Democrats

The San Juan County Democrats held their endorsement meeting June 18 for the upcoming August primary, for which you will receive your ballot next month. We will send out a campaign flyer for the fall election, but for the primary we will get the word out by way of articles in the media.

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan June 20 - 26, 2022 Summer Solstice Tuesday, Sun Enters Cancer, Squares Jupiter in Aries; Venus Enters Gemini on Thursday, Trine Pluto in Capricorn; Mars in Aries Squares Pluto in Capricorn

This Solstice week really has some spice to it! The Sun will be in a difficult and tense angle to Jupiter in Aries and this can cause a feeling of frustration and not being heard in the crowd or a general feeling of helplessness. On the other hand, this alignment can also bring about aggression and a true fighting spirit. Either way, tensions rise one way or another as this energetic alignment makes itself known this week.

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Horoscope By Triana J. Elan June 13 - 19, 2022 Mercury Enters Gemini on Tuesday, Full Moon in Sagittarius on Tuesday, Venus in Taurus Square Saturn in Aquarius

The best news of the week is Mercury sailing into his own sign Gemini on Tuesday. This quickens the pace in both movement and thinking for all and lightens the mood. Also on Tuesday is the Full Moon in Sagittarius, which will be in a difficult alignment to Neptune in Pisces. This may bring a bit of a reality check in that the rose colored glasses didn’t quite work (in other words, positive thinking isn’t enough), so this full Moon will illuminate where our thinking needs to be shorn up.

TIDE BITES: “Perfectly fascinated by Metamorphosis" by Jim Truman and Lynn Riddiford

While most research at FHL focuses appropriately on marine organisms and local field sites, the essay below illustrates how profoundly powerful it can be to do comparative biology – in this case, drawing connections between the development of crustaceans like barnacles and shrimp, and insects like fruit flies. Jim and Lynn’s research into the hormonal and genetic processes controlling animal metamorphosis had a breakthrough in the last year, with an exciting and novel finding that is now published in one of biology’s most prestigious scientific journals and discussed in a recent Commentary. As icing on the cake, Jim recently joined Lynn as an elected member of the National Academy of Science! We are honored that they make FHL their scientific home. While reading the Tide Bite below, you’ll likely find it helpful to know that gene names are written in italics, while an identical protein name will be in normal typeface.

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Horoscope By Triana J. Elan June 6 - 12, 2022 Mercury in Taurus Square Saturn in Aquarius, Trine Pluto in Capricorn; Grand Trine on Thursday Involving Sun, Moon, Saturn in Air Signs; Venus and Uranus

Prepare to Square Saturn Mercury is fresh out of retrograde but behaving like a retrograde still due to being in a difficult position to Saturn. This transit will last the week but will wane as the week progresses since Mercury moves so fast. At the same time, Mercury is in a lovely alignment to Pluto, and this brings the ability to look deeper into things and cut to the chase with precision. The good thing about these simultaneous alignments is that they balance each other beautifully so solutions will be there should problems arise.