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Hero worship, Nevada County style

Nevada City’s own Alexander Rossi, winner of the 2016 Indianapolis 500, will be a special guest at the Constitution Day parade in Nevada City at 2 p.m. Sunday. He's a real hero, no doubt about it.
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With all the focus in some circles lately about the emergence of the Divine Feminine and about women coming into their own selves as sovereign beings (what does that mean, exactly?), it’s tempting to downplay our male heroes.

Tempting, but let’s not do that. Let’s give credit where credit is due.

Michael Phelps, for example, certainly qualifies as a national hero for his accomplishments in the Olympics — and has been feted and celebrated for several weeks now on TV and elsewhere.



He deserves it. Having come back from some dark places to emerge victorious and happy on an international stage within a worldwide media fishbowl is quite an accomplishment.

Also deserving are the fallen, male and female, who died in 9/11 and the heroic first responders who tried to recover them. Fifteen years have passed, and we honor them all at 10 a.m. Sunday at Nevada County Fairgrounds (see The Union on Friday for more details about the American Legion’s 9/11 15-year ceremony).




Closer to home, Nevada City’s Alexander Rossi, winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500, is, by all rights and measures, a local hero.

Rossi will be a featured guest at Sunday’s Constitution Day parade (see page 7) and will be making appearances throughout the county all weekend.

Congratulations to Rossi and his family. Thanks for making your home town proud.

Now, about this weekend … you won’t be able to do it all, so just go with the flow.

For example:

— 16th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (see page 9).

— Roamin’ Angels car show, Constitution Day Parade, much more (see pages 5 and 7).

— Boca do Rio dance party for Brazilian Independence Day (see page 3).

— All-you-can-eat Jewish Deli Nite (see page 12).

— New ceramic art museum opens at ASiF (see page 10).

While you’re enjoying all these options in this issue of Prospector — or just hiking on the trails or gazing skyward — feel free to indulge in hero worship, especially for our local hero Rossi

For whatever it took for him to be successful as he is on a national stage, we tip our hats — or, as our Divine Feminine selves, light some candles.

And, may you always be the hero or heroine of your own life, in all your Divine glory, in every moment and with every breath.


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