Issue II, Vol. XXVIII, No. 328 | November 2022
Gray Alliance News
Gray Alliance is a group for LGBTQ+ seniors, and we get together for potlucks the last Sunday of each month.
We will have a potluck Sunday November 27 at the First Congregational Church from 2-4 pm. We will meet in the Fireside Room of the church, which is located at the south end of the church at 2131 N Van Ness Blvd in Fresno. Please note that although we are using a church facility, Gray Alliance has no religious affiliation.
If you have any questions, please contact John Richardson at 559-260-1565. Hope to see you soon!
Youth Alliance News November
The Central Valley weather is a-changin’! In the course of a month we went from 95 degree weather to fall weather to winter! Just like that! One week we were wearing shorts and sandals and the next week we put on long pants and shoes! In society, we are already on a countdown to Christmas! The stores went from Halloween decorations to Christmas decorations overnight!
Thanksgiving is now just the day before Black Friday, one of the biggest retail sales days of the year! The members of the LGBTQ Youth Alliance have talked about wanting to skip Thanksgiving because of the imposition from family members who want them to be “normal.” Maybe that is why society is trying to gloss over Thanksgiving, as well!
Although it seems like a long time ago, our Halloween party was super! Most folks just dressed in black rather than wear a costume. Rachel, AKA Banana, and her fiancé Jay arrived early to decorate. Gracie Zombie and Cherish, adult friends of the youth group, showed up, as well, and helped decorate and run the party. We had plenty of food and drinks, and of course, Halloween candy for days! There was a good turnout, so the evening went by very quickly, thanks to the exuberance! We had a great time and were full of food and soda at the end of the night!
At our most recent Youth Alliance meeting, Banana asked the group a question about what we believe in or don’t believe in. One of the participants started a discussion about Big Foot and extraterrestrials, and there was a huge discussion, which lead into a conversation about religious beliefs and how they relate to society. We all agreed that religion is oppressive, especially to LGBTQ individuals. We linked the current anti-LGBTQ thinking and legislation to fundamentalist Christian beliefs. One of our group members questioned why individuals are still trying to direct current societal functions to a book that was written 2,000 years ago! After a 40-minute discussion, we were able to move on to another question. But the point was, everyone got to voice their opinion without being judged! It was great!
This month, the Youth Alliance will only meet for the first 3 weeks of November. We traditionally take the Friday after Thanksgiving off, so that the adults can make Thanksgiving plans and follow through. We will meet again the following week. Since we are taking the last Friday of the month off, there will be no November potluck. But early next month we will start planning for our Winter Holiday party, which will be held on the Friday before Christmas!
The LGBTQ Youth Alliance meets in person at the Big Red Church (First Congregational Church) on Friday nights from 7 to 8:30 PM. We continue to post on Facebook, and now that we’ve got our Instagram account going, we’re posting on Instagram, as well! We urge all LGBTQ school-age youth to join us Friday nights at the Big Red Church, located at 2131 N. Van Ness, just up the street from Fresno High School.
Fresno Stonewall Democrats News
Fresno Stonewall Dems will not be meeting in November because it is election night! We will be celebrating Democratic victories which have a tremendous impact on the LGBTQ+ 🏳️🌈 community! We encourage everyone to vote! If you want to take action and help with GOTV get involved! Reach out and we will connect you with campaigns!
Christian conservatives in the US campaign against lesbian polar bears in “Peppa Pig”
The anti-LGBTQ group, One Million Moms (OMM) is circulating a petition against the internationally acclaimed British children’s show Peppa Pig after it aired an episode that featured a young polar bear child with two polar bear moms. The petition tells families to “Beware! Peppa Pig is glorifying gay marriage.” It further states that OMM is concerned with “the normalization of a sinful lifestyle choice during a children’s show.” The petition also stated that Peppa Pig should “stick to entertaining and providing ‘family-friendly’ programming instead of pushing an agenda.”
The Peppa Pig episode in question aired back in September. It was the first time Peppa Pig had featured an LGBTQ couple in its 18 years of production. The episode came in response to a petition to include a same-sex couple in the show. That petition garnered 24,000 signatures.
To date, the Hasbro Corporation, which owns the rights to Peppa Pig, has not responded to the OMM petition.
“Jeopardy!” Champ Amy Schneider testifies against Ohio transgender care ban
Amy Schneider, Jeopardy’s top female earner and an Ohio native, testified recently before an Ohio House of Representatives committee, sharing her experience as a transgender woman and speaking against a bill that would restrict gender-affirming medical care for minors. Schneider stated that the bill to restrict gender affirming hormone replacement therapy and surgery for minors would put some children “in grave danger, and a danger that not all of them would survive.”
Schneider was one of a dozen speakers who testified, asking for gender-affirming care for children.
Schneider reported that before starting her own journey of gender-affirming care, she lived in a state of confusion and concern. After receiving gender-affirming care, Schneider felt “peace and quiet” for the first time.
One of the representatives, Latyna Humphrey, a Democrat, asked Schneider if she ever regretted receiving gender-affirming care, since that is a discussion point for anti-LGBTQ proponents. Schneider replied, “I never regretted receiving it. It has improved my life in ways I didn’t know it was going to.”
LGBTQ icon, Leslie Jordan dies at age 67
Actor Leslie Jordan, best known for his role in Will and Grace, died on Monday, October 24, 2022, at the age of 67. Jordan was driving in Hollywood that morning and crashed into a building at Cahuenga Blvd and Romaine Street. It was suspected that he suffered some sort of medical emergency.
In a statement to Buzzfeed News, a representative for Jordan said that Jordan was “a mega talent who was generous, a great son, brother, artist, comedian, partner, and human being.”
During the AIDS crisis, Jordan became involved in the AIDS Project Los Angeles as a buddy as well as a food delivery person for Project Angel, a nonprofit agency that provided food to people living with AIDS/HIV.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, when people were in lockdown, Jordan became a social media sensation, gaining over 5 million followers due to the funny daily videos he would post from his home—often from his sofa or bed. Most of his videos started with “Well, hello, fellow hunker-downers, how y’all doin?” He would then tell a funny story about Hollywood or his upbringing.
Many followers commented to Jordan how his frequent videos made their day a little brighter. Jordan told a Buzzfeed writer, “When people tell you things like that, you realize comedy is important.”
“Keep our country gay,” says Donald Trump
A video of Donald Trump has gone viral, where former president Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in North Carolina to support the mid-term candidates he endorsed. Trying to reference his cliché slogan, “Make America Great Again,” Trump instead told the crowd to keep the country gay. “Remember, I was going to say, to use an expression, ‘we have to keep our country gay,’” Trump said. He added, “But it’s not, I mean, for some reason, it’s not great anymore.”
People have commented that not only was the flub funny, but the subsequent Twitter storm enshrined Trump’s gaffe into the Hall of Memes. One Twitter user shared a picture of Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama doubled over in laughter with the caption, “Sleepy Don,” making fun of Trump’s attacks on President Biden by calling him “Sleepy Joe.” Twitter user, JoJoFromJerz, commented, “Keep our country…gay? Ummm, ok. Let’s do it.” Another Twitter used commented, “It’s adorable when people talk about Biden’s speech impediment while ignoring Trump’s obvious dementia.”
War crimes against LGBTQ people in Ukraine are “worse than people can imagine”
Russian forces are hunting down gay men, raping and castrating them. We spoke with a war crimes investigator to find out what's happening and what's being done to get justice for the victims.
Reposted from LGBTQNation.com
War crimes are a barbaric byproduct of conflict and combat. In an era of near incessant news coverage, the phrase has become a catch-all for heinous acts committed by soldiers and contractors in military theatres across the globe.
Officially defined by the United Nations as “violations of international humanitarian law (treaty or customary law) that incur individual criminal responsibility under international law,” during the almost four months of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine an unfathomable number of accusations have been levied against the terrorist intruders.
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I think; therefore, I am… confused. (I Think?)
It seems like we overthink everything way too much. Is it because of our insecurities, worries, fears? In any case, we usually end up confused. Which is the best product to buy? How do we decide on a soul mate? What is the healthiest way to discipline our children? Are we really on the right path in life? How do we know for sure?
So, what can we do to reduce this cognitive, electrical storm called overthinking? Well, if it is an answer to a problem we are seeking, it helps to calm down the prefrontal cortex located just behind the forehead. That’s the part of the brain which deals with analytical reasoning and other executive functioning.
You see, when we are analyzing something, our prefrontal cortex tries to block out anything that it finds distracting. However, here is the rub: those very same distractions may contain bits and pieces of information which could be useful in solving the problem the prefrontal cortex has been struggling with to no avail.
Have you ever had the experience of having an idea pop into your head when you were tired and had already put the problem out of your mind? That’s what can happen when you give your analytical mind a well-deserved sabbatical. Taking a little break from struggling with the problem may be just what you need.
Why? Because taking a short break can help you generate new ideas. When you take the focus off the analytical part of your brain for a while and do something calming, subtle pieces of information that the prefrontal cortex disregarded as irrelevant can enter your peaceful mind. And wham! The light bulb goes off with a new idea.
When you are calm, your mind can recognize the subtle connections which can help you solve whatever problem you are exploring. It helps to engage in a new, non-analytical activity to clear your mind. After all, you’re not exactly taking your mind off the problem if you engage in another cognitively challenging endeavor which addresses the same type of issue. (Personally, one of the best ways I have found to rejuvenate my mind is to get out in nature such as a walk in the woods, stroll on the beach, slow jog, or meditate under a tree.)
Here is one example: several years ago, I had a major decision to make regarding my career. I needed to decide whether to stay in my current job as a therapist or switch to some other line of work within the field of psychology.
At the time, I was fortunate enough to be living within driving distance of a beautiful mountain range. So, on a Saturday, I spent the whole day meditating by a sky-blue lake up in the mountains. Along with food and water, I also brought with me a notebook for journaling.
I spent hours casually wandering along the shimmering shoreline clearing my mind. Then I sat down and made a list of my resources—external and internal. For example, I made a list of the material things I had at my disposal to use in launching a new career. Things such as money, a diploma, vehicle, resume, letters of recommendation, and even work clothes.
The internal resources I listed consisted of such things as self-confidence, intelligence, compassionate nature, sense of humor, and other social skills. These, too, are employable skills which are valuable in providing a useful service. My big question was: what can I do to serve the community best?
Only when I relaxed my mind and opened myself up to new possibilities that I recognized options which I had not seen before. Strange how those options were there all along, yet I just did not recognize them when my mind was busy worrying. The peaceful tranquility of Mother Nature calmed me and allowed my cognitive mind to take a backseat while my creative mind illuminated the otherwise dimly lit path which lay before me.
Something to meditate on today. Whatever problem your mind is struggling with, take a break and do some activity completely different from what you were just doing. Give your prefrontal cortex a rest and let your more creative right-brain express itself for a while.
If you are able, take a meditative walk out in nature. Focus on your loved ones. Fill your thoughts with images of people in your life who have shown you kindness. Feel the gratitude in your heart. Let that gratitude warm you and relax your troubled mind.
When your mind feels refreshed, return to your previous, analytical task of problem-solving. With a fresh perspective, you may just find you are open to new ideas which you had not even been aware of before the walk.
OLD ENOUGH TO CLEARLY SEE
One minute he was there. Jolly. Decked out in red. Carrying a sack full of toys. The next minute he disappeared. He wasn’t real anymore. A casualty of adolescence. Santa left me. Up the chimney and out of my life. He didn’t even take the snickerdoodle cookies in his abrupt exit.
Something remarkable though occurred as I got older. Saint Nick wasn’t quite done with me yet.
The beginning of the end started on a balmy autumn afternoon last century. My buddy Paul and I were riding bikes. We met up with a pack of friends from our sixth-grade class at the bell tower.
Thanksgiving was only a week away. We were bursting with exuberance for the upcoming two days out of school. Then we knew it would be off and racing to December 25th. The green and red flag would be waved to signal the official start of the Christmas festivities.
When we arrived at that tower of tintinnabulation, the topic quickly focused on the gifts we’d request for that holiday season. I’m sure our rambunctious session sounded and looked like the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. The waving of arms. Talking over one another. Boasting. A few friendly shoves.
One of the guys quieted everybody down when he got a good look at my spiffy set of wheels. A few whistles. An envious stare. Mostly compliments all the way around on my gray shiny Schwinn Stingray.
One of the classmates looked over and inquired as to who bought that cool ride for me. The guys probably expected to hear it was from a generous uncle, una tia, grandparent, or my parents. No sir. It was none of these. Happily I blurted out the name…Santa Claus.
Before I go any further. Some background. I was just two months shy of my 12th birthday. We boys were the elder statesmen of Foreman Elementary School. Our voices were starting to crack like eggs. And to top it all off. The average kid ceases to believe in Kris Kringle between eight and nine years old.
After a little stunned silence. Paul likely by default; as my best pal, was the bearer of the crushing news to me. Explaining that my parents are Santa. Subsequently asking if I knew that. Each set of eyes fixed intently on me for my eagerly awaited response.
I let the crew of young men know that of course I understood that.
But I didn’t. Not until just then. I gave those guys what they wanted to hear and see. The forced laughter and smile. While processing the end of a wonderful holiday tradition. My goodness. How could I have missed that?
Flying reindeer. A North Pole workshop. Elves. Naughty or nice lists. What was I thinking?
I got straight A’s in school. Fellow students would rush to me for answers to difficult questions in math, science, and history. Teachers admired my intense curiosity. I kept that embarrassing Santa experience under lock and key for several decades. Until one day I heartily embraced my past.
People pay good money to believe in what I had for so long. A safe space where anything can happen.
Adults enthusiastically explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. They fanatically attend Comic Con events and imagine other dimensions. Other grown-ups passionately watch the fantasy of the Lord of the Rings movies over and over on their DVD box sets.
I no longer hide what made me overwhelmingly happy as a kid. Why should I? I wasn’t stupid. I wasn’t naïve. I wasn’t confused. I was simply enchanted. There’s no shame in that. I was in a magnificently magical place for three years longer than almost anyone I know.
I found you again. Truth is. I guess you really never left me. Others told me back then that you’re not real. Today I’m old enough to clearly see what is still possible. I believe in you Santa.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
This cup of toasty holiday fa la la la la, la la la la is brought to you by that guy striking the harp. That guy also joining the chorus is Ron Blake and he can see the blazing yule before us at email@example.com.
Nevada by Imogen Binnie
A Kaylia Metcalfe Review
First the back of the book blurb:
Maria Griffiths is almost thirty and works at a used bookstore in New York City while trying to stay true to her punk values. She’s in love with her bike but not with her girlfriend, Steph. She takes random pills and drinks more than is good for her, but doesn’t inject anything except, when she remembers, estrogen, because she’s trans. Everything is mostly fine until Maria and Steph break up, sending Maria into a tailspin, and then onto a cross-country trek in the car she steals from Steph. She ends up in the backwater town of Star City, Nevada, where she meets James, who is probably but not certainly trans, and who reminds Maria of her younger self. As Maria finds herself in the awkward position of trans role model, she realizes that she could become James’s savior—or his downfall.
One of the most beloved cult novels of our time and a landmark of trans literature, Imogen Binnie’s Nevada is a blistering, heartfelt, and evergreen coming-of-age story, and a punk-smeared excavation of marginalized life under capitalism. Guided by an instantly memorable, terminally self-aware protagonist—and back in print featuring a new afterword by the author—Nevada is the great American road novel flipped on its head for a new generation.
Sometimes you read a book because it is important. It also might be good. It might also stay with you long after you have put it down on the end table, the end of the couch, the end of the bed…
Sometimes you are lucky.
This book was complicated and I have complicated feelings about it. Let’s jump right in. Going out of order again, but for a REASON, this time…
T / Why THIS Book?
November 20th, 2022 is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) which is “an annual observance that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.” it seemed like a good time to read a book about a transgender person.
Thankfully, in part due to the fact that it is 2022, there were several to pick from. However, I had seen this book mentioned on lists of “Important Transgender Books” and “Very Influential Transgender Authors” so when I saw it peeking out from behind a little rainbow sign in a bookstore in Oakland back in September, I snapped it up. (In fact, many credits this as the book that invented the trans novel… and it is held as one of the first “T4T” books - that’s Trans-4-Trans…. As in, a book by a trans author written primarily for a trans audience.)
Ok, back to the regular order of things,
A / ATMOSPHERE (Tone)
Ok, I can explain. The book isn’t damp, my copy is doing just fine thank you very much, and there isn’t a lot of rain or anything in the story. (There isn’t much Nevada either, but I digress.) But when someone says the word “damp” you get a sense, right? The overall impression is that something is not quite right in a mostly negative way. It is damp because it isn’t fully dried yet (the bathroom towel). It is damp because you forgot a coaster (the table under my seating cup of iced tea). It is damp because you wore layers because it is only 50 degrees but then you power walked to the coffee shop and your deodorant was the bargain kind (your armpit). Damp.
Other words that would work for the atmosphere/tone of this book: Distressed (like a worn pair of jeans), Depressed (like the saggy part of that couch you found on the curb and used for two years in your college apartment), Dreary (like the rain on a foggy window that is smudged), Drudgery (like the long walk home when you got mugged and your bus pass was in your wallet).
Now, before you think that all my descriptions will be negative, let’s move on.
S / Writing STYLE
Technically it is third person but in practicality, it almost reads like the first person. We get not just the inner thoughts of our characters but the long, long, meandering stream-of-consciousness thoughts and long-winded navel-gazing thoughts as they try to figure themselves out through some pretty epic introspective deep dives. There aren’t a lot of big words, but there are a lot of big concepts. This is definitely a book that you can’t skim. Reading it is like getting a crash course in three different women's studies /queer theory classes. Which… can be a lot. Which… is totally the point. This book is here to make you think. The characters are here to say the things that the author feels need to be said. The plot serves the inner lives of the characters rather than the other way around. We are not light on descriptions and the whole thing is very lived-in, very easy to picture, and very authentic.
P / PLOT (Pacing)
There is not a whole lot of plot. This is not a road trip book or a book with people doing a bunch of things. Despite the title of Nevada, our first protagonist, Maria, spends the first half of the book in New York and doesn’t even consider leaving the city until close to halfway through. Seriously, on page 144 she says “F–k this coast” with a vague mention of California. And then we pick up a month later with our second protagonist, James, who is in Nevada. We hang with James for the next hundred and ten pages and then the book ends. Yes, there are some things that happen in both sections of the book, but notably, there is a fair bit of things that happen in that missing month and off-screen.
In short, both protagonists spend a lot of time thinking about things and reacting to things. And then the book ends.
E / ENTERTAINING
Ehhh, No. I really had to push myself to finish and then I really, really had to push myself to revisit the book for this review. Again, though, that was kinda the point I think. First off, I personally enjoy more plot-driven books, and spending this much time in anyone’s head can make my eyes sort of glaze. But, secondly, it is important to acknowledge that this isn't a fun book. It is a book about people dealing with some pretty big stuff like dysmorphia and depression (more “D” words!) in the best way they can figure. And that can lead to the reader feeling a certain amount of discomfort.
But being uncomfortable doesn’t mean we should avoid things. It might mean we have work to do… and honestly, I had to unpack a bit of my own privilege to really get into this book. Entertaining, or enjoyable, doesn’t always correlate to “important and necessary.” This book is proof of that.
However, lest you think this is all dismal (another “D” word!) let’s turn to the thing that saves this novel….
C / CHARACTERS
Holy smokes. We have Maria. We have James. They are both two sides of the same coin and vastly different people dealing with different things. They are also as different from me and my safe cis life as you could probably be. And yet… and yet I felt their pain. I mean, sort of. I know that I can only really scratch the surface of what a person who is part of the trans community goes through, and I in no way want to diminish that. I do want to say that more cis people need to read more non-cis books… and I don’t mean the glossy “everything is fine now” trans stories. Yes, those are important and good and representation matters… but the struggle is also valid, real, and important. This book offered a totally unsanitized hard to look at version of trans people that resonates and resonates hard.
Yes, these characters are complex. No, I don’t think I want to be best friends and travel the world with either of them. Yes, they are amazingly in-depth and vivid. No, I don’t understand a lot of what they are going through. I don’t see myself in these characters but that’s ok. Because I am not one of those characters and this book wasn’t meant for me. I think, *think* that this book is a love letter to those in the transgender community who are still wading through the muck and the mire and dealing with all the stress of 2nd or 3rd puberty, the decision if they want to transition -and how much and in what ways-, the messed up politics of passing, and the whole roller coaster of self identification. I am just lucky that I get to get a glimpse of this world as well.
Now, I don’t want anyone out there saying that these characters are totally perfect stand-ins for all transgender people. No. Their struggles might mirror or serve as reminders of the struggles of others, but I think that the point of this book is to point out the dangers of assuming that everyone is going through the same things as others in their community. You literally cannot tell the mental health, physical issues, gender, or queerness by the surface. This book is a good reminder of that.
Final Thoughts / Would I Recommend It?
Oy. Yes… but with a caveat. This is not a book for everyone. It is slow. It is a character study and these characters are hard to watch, hard to identify with (for some of us), and hard to understand. They are not, however, hard to root for. But then, it ends and since this is a spoiler-free review, I won’t say anything too detailed but the ending definitely is in the “fits with the themes of the book” vs “is happy and wholesome and full of kittens and rainbows.”
But it is an important book. Not just for broadening one’s horizons, but also as a historical document. This book was (and still is) very important to the canon of queer and trans literature. For that reason alone, it should be read by anyone who wants a decent working knowledge of queer/trans history.
I am glad I read this book. I am also one of those people who wants to better myself and attempt to understand the lives of others, especially those I feel are being marginalized or are the underdogs of society. And as of right now, that definitely includes the transgender community. If you are a transgender person you might enjoy seeing some of your own reflective thoughts in this book (representation matters, you are not alone) but you might not want to go back to a potentially triggering place of doubt and fear.
If you are a cis person hoping to understand the trans experience, well, first off know that you can’t ever really understand and then read this book knowing that there will be times when you will be frustrated with these characters but that discomfort (another “D” word) is because we have not had to do this sort of hard work.
Again, where the book shines, for little cis me, was the characters. I was challenged by them and humbled by them and had to sit with some concepts about gender and power dynamics and sense of self… and so yes, I am glad that I read this book. (I am also glad my version had the author’s note at the back… it was also incredibly worth reading.)
If you want to do something helpful for the trans community, consider donating, supporting, calling out bigotry, and making sure your transgender friends and family know that you are on their side. An easy first step is to get educated about the disproportionate risk of violence faced by the trans community (especially trans women of color).
Places to start:
● GLAAD's More Than a Number - Shifting the Media Narrative on Transgender Homicides
● Mic's Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives Organizations and resources:
● Anti-Violence Project
● International Transgender Day of Remembrance
● National Center for Transgender Equality
● Sylvia Rivera Law Project
● Trans Women of Color Collective
● Transgender Europe's Trans Murder Monitoring Project
● Transgender Law Center
● TransJustice at the Audre Lorde Project
Reports on violence and discrimination:
● Human Rights Campaign's Violence Against the Transgender Community
● National Center for Transgender Equality's Discrimination Survey More information:
● Learn more about transgender people on GLAAD's resource page
Kaylia Metcalfe is a freelance audio and copy editor based in Fresno CA. She produces podcasts as part of the KMMA Media Network and cohosts
the monthly radio show It’s A Queer Thang on KFCF. For more information, visit kayliametcalfe.com
ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19)
A lot of second guessing going on. Research what you are working on before any decisions. You need to know the truth.
TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20)
Unexpected problems keep popping up that is making you feel like you are swimming upstream. You are tenacious and will solve your problems.
GEMINI (May 21-Jun 21)
You have too much energy, watch your tongue or it can come back to bite you.
CANCER (June 22-Jul 22)
This is a time to recharge, take a break, you need it! Indulge and be happy.
LEO (Jul 23 - Aug 22)
You bypass all the drama around you. Keep to yourself and you will do just fine.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22)
Keep busy to burn off frustration, your nerves are put to the test. Perfectionism isn't going to work so settle for what you can get.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22)
Take a path that challenges you and you will be much happier.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
The everyday trials of life are starting to get to you. Try something creative, you need to take initiative.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)
You're self absorbed and spending more too. Be flexible and you will enjoy the ride.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19)
This is a quiet time. You're starting a new phase and feeling good.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Still have hard work to do but once you tie up those loose ends, life will return to normal.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20)
You bring new meaning to multi-tasking. Physical activity will relieve pressure. You can accomplish a lot if you remain positive.
by Eric Biglione
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