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Ask Umbra: What kind of water heater is the greenest?

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Q. Dear Umbra, We have an old storage tank water heater I’m afraid will go kaput any day now. What type of water heater do you think is best, climate-wise, to replace it? I don’t want to go crazy spending money, but it’d be nice to upgrade as greenly as possible. Dominique F. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Aquarium Age: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

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Just keep moving, even if it feels as if you’re going nowhere, because despite an inability to see the path beneath your feet, or make sense of what’s right before your eyes, or have a clear picture of where you will eventually land, every moment is still alive with purpose and intent. As Willie Nelson […]

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The Novice’s Grimoire: Lavender

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Good morning, evening, or wherever the day and this post find you. This week we are discussing the many abilities of the lavender plant, flower and—to a lesser degree—oil. By some estimates there are about 25 different lavender plants in existence today, though one can easily imagine a scenario where we—in our infinite wisdom of all […]

The Aquarium Age: Sept. 21-27

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How do you spell relief? D-I-R-E-C-T.  And relief is what many will be experiencing this week as Mercury goes direct, at 10:31 PM PDT, September 21, and the technology ship of daily life finally rights itself. And yes, I can hear that collective sigh of relief as computers everywhere start running the proper software instead of outdated […]

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The Novice’s Grimoire: Scrying

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Today, Novices, we are exploring the art of divination, specifically the wonders of scrying. Divination, whether that be through use of the tarot, astrology, or other means, is a method for predicting the future, unveiling pertinent secrets, or clarifying the past, present, or future. Some would say that divination can only show what will or […]

The Aquarium Age: Sept. 14-20

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Magic punctuates the days and nights of daily life this week, so don’t be surprised if regular routines have a slightly spacey feel or other-worldly quality. Some may find this dreamy air annoying, especially if normally reliable people or activities suddenly turn unreliable. Others might find this touch of magic utterly enchanting, especially those who […]

 
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