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Irrigate Your Sinuses With the Neti Pot

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I've suffered with a seasonally clogged nose for as long as I can remember. It's kept me awake at night and made me gag during the day. There's a long list of coworkers who can testify to the annoyin  

News: Antioch Remains in Limbo

Waiting for the board of trustees to issue final decision on closing the college

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Antioch College is a mess. Its future hung in the balance last weekend as students, alumni, faculty and the entire village of Yellow Springs waited for an answer from the school's leaders: thumb  

Events: Face Your Fear

Reviewing the area's best haunted houses

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Halloween has always been my favorite time of year. It's the only holiday that's really for kids. It's all fun: no rituals, no observances, no propaganda. Why aren't more holidays this cool?   

Indoor Air Pollution

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Local holistic living consultant Krystal Dawson says she noticed something odd when she was working for a carpet installer in Boise, Idaho, eight years ago. Workers were told it was imperative that t  

Michael Stusser: The Dead Guy Interviews (Penguin)

Book Review

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Personalities fascinate. That's why, despite the laws they pass, the films they produce, the inventions they create, it's the people behind the creation that we're most curious about. Rockets t  

Imagining a World Without People

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Some years ago I read, with macabre fascination, a book that described what happens to our bodies when we die. The chapter on embalming and the anaerobic decomposition process influenced my decision  

Mercy and Peace Don't Sell

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
It seems that there's little room in our culture for peacemaking and mercy. During a recent episode of the public radio show This American Life, Dal LaMagna, an entrepreneur who made his fortune sel  

News: Fernald: Area's New Nature Preserve

Making a Superfund site a pastoral refuge

0 Comments · Saturday, August 25, 2007
It sounds like a joke: Fernald, formerly home to the Feed Materials Processing Center -- a uranium foundry for the manufacture of nuclear weapons until 1989, and then a federal Superfund site -- i  

Bike Co-Op Thrives in Northside

Road to Wellness

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
At first glance, sticking a bicycle shop in the middle of a community garden seems a little misplaced. But as MoBo Bicycle Co-Op board member Gabriel Freeman says of the folks who operate the garden,  

Cover Story: Hot Issue: High-Energy Sports

These summer adventures will knock your socks off

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
It was already a month into spring, and I was getting edgy. I guessed that I'd spent 60 hours on the bike, and it still didn't start. Fresh oil, new plugs, rebuilt carbs, a clean gas tank -- I