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Horoscope By Triana J. Elan April 24 - 29, 2023 Mars in Cancer Sextile Retrograde Mercury in Taurus, Mars Sextile Uranus in Taurus, Venus in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces This Weekend

We have some help with this retrograde Mercury! Mars in empathetic Cancer is in a lovely alignment to Mercury, taking the edge off the retrograde and being helpful in general and making the retrograde more bearable. This doesn’t mean we can slack off on the retrograde protocols, however! It just means this week won’t be as maddening as it could be.

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan April 17 - 23, 2023 New Moon in Taurus on Thursday, Mercury Retrograde in Taurus on Saturday, Mercury Sextile Mars in Cancer, Sun in Late Aries/Early Taurus Square Pluto in Aquarius

This is a quiet week; Mercury is in a lovely alignment to Mars and this bodes well for everyone in terms of getting things done quickly and efficiently. It may prompt some to impulsiveness, but even that is likely to have a good outcome with this alignment.

We have a New Moon on Thursday in Taurus on Thursday; hopefully the skies will be clear for some good stargazing!

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Ingrid Gabriel: Planting Roses (Part 4 – Seniors Gone Wild)

April 16, 2023: Last November, I was strolling around the Self-Realization Shrine in Santa Monica and soaking up the beauty and tranquility of this altar to spiritual bliss. Roses, swans, a lake, a windmill, a bookstore…had I been in a different mindset, I would have been black-out drunk on roses and serenity. Except that I was distressed by events in my life and my overlighting thoughts were focused on creative revenge. I believed myself mistreated and was keen to make sure everyone I had ever met understood the full extent of my suffering.

Danaher, Cox: Argyle lot project - Public Outcry

Dear Editor,

It is essential to note that the FAVOR proposal will require a zoning change and the HOME TRUST proposal will not. I assure all reading this that the neighbors to this project WILL NOT approve any zoning change. This will guarantee an unnecessary delay in moving this project forward.

Remember these 4 lots were purchased originally by the Land Bank to preserve the historical nature and design of the neighborhood.

Tom Evans: Don''t sweat the air ambulance

Worried you may need to be air ambulanced off Island, and not a member of the right air ambulance carrier? Or, you will be socked with a bill of 20K + Listen up. I have good news. You don’t actually have to be a member until just before the wheels leave the ground – as long as you have some form of insurance, no matter how skinny – Medicaid/Medicare/High Deductible individual – any insurance which may not even cover air ambulance.

Horoscope By Triana J. Elan April 10 - 16, 2023 I’m Back! New Shoulder! Pluto in Aquarius, Sun and Jupiter Conjunct in Aries, Venus in Gemini Square Saturn in Pisces, Mars in Cancer Trine Saturn in Pisces

At long last, I’m able to hit the keyboard without searing pain in my shoulder…I got a total shoulder replacement in January and it’s coming along well, and I can type again! I’m thrilled to be back and want to thank you all for the well wishes and kind words of encouragement and good wishes.

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Merri Ann Simonson's Real Estate Update: Increased number of properties for sale

Below is a Market Snap Shot for San Juan Island for April 2023 from the Simonson and Zambrovitz Team at Coldwell Banker SJI. The days on market average are a little longer, but the good news is the average percentage off list price is still very consistent. They thought you would find the information interesting. If you have any questions about this update, be sure to contact one of them.

Ingrid Gabriel: BRA CALCULUS

One of the things I discovered when I joined the Violet Shampoo for Silver Hair Rewards Club was that I started doing a cost benefit analysis for almost every aspect of my life based on a 20-year projection.  I developed a precise mathematical model I call Bra Calculus, and if you order my conversion chart, you may find that it applies to your own senior life as well.

Surada: Accessory dwelling units redux

In a letter in February Merri Ann Simonson nicely described the bureaucratic obstacles to building accessory dwelling units in San Juan County. If the county council won't roll back restrictions on ADUs that have been in place since 2000 perhaps legislation will pass at the state level that overrides local restrictions. There is a great need for affordable housing here.