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Ingrid Gabriel: Mindful Prattle (#12 – Boomer Gone Wild Series)

Please ponder the following question…do we still have to listen attentively to old people now that we are old people?  What are the cultural expectations when you, a Boomer, are cornered by another Boomer of a near age and any of the means of escape are impractical.  Like, jumping into the ocean off a ferry car deck is likely to have some downsides.  But is death by freezing water worse than having a senior stranger share the minute details of how he replaced the flatbed engine in his Dodge Ram with a Chrysler Hemi?

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan   January 29 – February 4, 2024

Grand Trine in Earth Signs Monday (Moon in Virgo, Mercury in Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus); Venus in Capricorn Trine Jupiter in Taurus Exact on Monday; Saturn in Pisces Sextile Venus in Capricorn and Jupiter in Taurus

We have a very Earth centric week coming up here, and this will keep us grounded and able to focus. It will be a good week for all, beginning with a Grand Trine in Earth signs that has us moving effortlessly through tasks that may normally have us a bit bummed out or difficult.

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan   February 5-11, 2024

Mercury in Aquarius Square Jupiter in Taurus; Venus in Capricorn Trine Uranus in Taurus

I’ve highlighted the two top alignments for the week since they are quite strong and close at hand.

Mercury in electric Aquarius moves into a difficult angle to Jupiter in Taurus, but this isn’t a really difficult transit because it involves Jupiter, who is largely benevolent. This influence creates optimism, the downside being inattention to detail because the optimism can make us sloppy.

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan   February 19-25, 2024

Mars, Venus Conjoin in Aquarius, Square Jupiter in Taurus; Saturn in Pisces Sextile Jupiter in Taurus; Mercury Enters Taurus on Friday; Full Moon in Virgo on Saturday

Sorry for no column last week. You see, I have Lupus. All of the Super Bowl excitement I got into over that weekend triggered a flare that lasted five days, hence I couldn’t leave the couch/bed for anything other than the essentials. It happens every once in a while. Thank you for your concern.

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan   January 22 - 28, 2024

Venus Enters Capricorn on Tuesday, Trines Jupiter in Taurus; Mars and Mercury Conjoin in Capricorn and Trine Uranus in Taurus; Full Moon in Cancer on Thursday (Wolf Moon)

Venus trine Jupiter is such a lovely alignment because it brings about contentment and a feeling of security. It’s a short lived transit but that’s a blessing in disguise because to stay in that state, we wouldn’t get much done. Venus and Jupiter are the perfect love partners and we get to collect their blessings this week.

Brett Paul: Renewing San Juan School District Capital and Tech levy preserves legacy of excellence

Dear Community, 

I am a former student of San Juan Island School District, and can attest to the invaluable role it played in shaping my future. I am writing to express my wholehearted support for the upcoming San Juan Island School District Capital and Technology Levy. In particular, I'd like to emphasize a component of this levy which underscores the importance of technology in today's educational landscape.

Mark Madsen: Levy request is a renewal NOT a new tax

The San Juan Island School District is asking us, as a community, to renew the existing Capital Projects and Technology Levy for another four years.  This request continues an existing mechanism for funding our schools and is not a “new tax”.  The district’s request is not only reasonable but critical to the success of our educational system.  I urge our community to vote YES on February 13th.