Month: February 2020

“Epic Breakdown” in Iowa? It must be Mercury Retrograde time!

What happens when the Iowa Caucuses are held two weeks before Mercury stations retrograde*? The risk of system failures rises precipitously. Like the one that happened last night, in what news outlets like the Washington Post are describing as a “technical snag” that resulted in a social media “cesspool of toxic Iowa conspiracy theories.” Tech …

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It’s Groundhog Day…Again!

Happy Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day, and halfway-to-vernal-equinox day! And happy palindrome day: it’s 02-02-2020. Fun fact: In northern Europe, once upon a time, this season was when bears would emerge from their dens to sniff the air and see whether or not to go back into hibernation. When humans killed off most of the European …

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