The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 01, 1998, Page 12, Image 12
___ 4x4, yellow door figure into dream Dear Nancy, I am a single mother of two children, ages 11 and 17, and I’m a 1 u:'an . I have in a long distance rela witha in Illinois. We have met for a sek at a time re and there the rela tionship has been a difficult one due to the distance. The day after I had this dream the first time, she broke up with me. I don’t want to break up and have been trying to mend our relationship-. I very rarefy'rtmem ber my dreams, but I have had tins exact dream over and over again. Can you help me understand it? Leta I pick my girlfriend up at the airport, and we go to get in my car. It is a large old 4x4 pickup, all primer gray in color except for the passenger door, which is a bright yellow. We drive to my house and park, but when we pull up I notice that alfeKEjRi iWi&fteoJ'S, gone. --- — - The mounds of dirt and the tomato cages are there but no plants. I am surprised and confused. I wake up. Dear Leta, Let’s explore the symbols in your dream. When I asked you what associations you have to large old pickup trucks, you answered, That’s my kind of car. I love big trucks! You went on to say that you jure a down-to-earth kindtf woman and to your friend, who is highly educat ed and works at a prestigious uni versity. In your dream the passenger door is bright yellow and this woman is your passenger. The color yellow often represents the intel lect. Is your friend going to be too intellectual for you? Is the dream illustrating this relationship as a mismatch by showing a yellow door on a gray buck / A 4x4 Buck is a work vehicle in comparison to other cars like sport cars, vans, family cars. Are you the one who is doing all the work to try to patch up die relationship? When you arrive at your home you see that your garden is gone. Dreams often use the home as a symbol of the whole Self, with each part of the home a different part of the dreamer. Using this as a guide, the garden would symbolize what is growing in our lives, what we are cultivating and nurturing. When we did the dream-work on the telephone, you said you have a marked tendency to set aside your own life in order to blend with the life of your significant other. Could this be a warning dream? What’s growing in your life? Your children? Your friendships? Your career? Your creative outlets? Are they going to be uprooted by this relationship? I wish you the best of luck, Leta, and I hope you will act wisely. Nancy Huseby Bloom has stud ied dreams for 18 years, Dreams may be sent to her at Box 8739, Spokane, WA 99203, or by e-mail at dream@icehouse. net. carve niche at state fair First-year festivities draw large crowds By Jim Zavodny Staff writer Your pocketbook isn’t the only thing tak ing a hit this year at the Nebraska State Fair. The Great American Lumberjack Show entices crowds daily by mulching tree trunks into toothpicks and shredding bulls-eyes with thrown axes. While pushy caraies try to divert trusting souls to their rigged games and expensive midway rides, you and all your friends can take in the fair’s hottest and most entertaining new attraction - for free. Flocks of families, older folks and teen agers gathered around the East Exhibit Area Monday evening to behold five of the nation’s best lumberjacks. And no one left with a sour taste in his mouth, just a lot of saw dust - or “lumberjack kittv litter” as thev call it. J.R. Salzman, 19, from Hayward, Wis., presently holds the world championship in one of the two aquatic events in the show: log rolling. Salzman has participated in lumber jack shows since he was 5 years old, and said he continues to compete because of all the fun themselves through college doing log rolling and just basically having fun all summer? You can’t beat that,” Salzman said. But even the champ couldn’t hold his own on Monday, as Salzman literally fell to fellow lumbeijack Gunther Stolze of Iron Mountain, Mich., in the log-rolling competition. In a best-of-three contest, Salzman and Stolze, 27, mounted a 16-inch-diameter log floating in a pool of water with intentions of knocking each other off through deft footwork. Salzman won the first match but slipped and crashed on his crotch the second before Please see STATE FAIR on 13 Dawn Dietrich/DN GUNTHER STOLZE, of Iron Mountain, Mich., shows off his log-rolling skills Monday for a crowd of fair goers. Stolze also juggles tennis balls and jumps rope while log rolling. By Sarah Baker Senior staff writer If you build it, they will come. Or, in the case of the UNL jazz program, if you rebuild it, they will comeback. Gene Smith, the newly appointed director of jazz activities, is devoting much of his time to rebuild a once thriving jazz program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The school has not always been lacking in a jazz-oriented program, Smith said, but it has not flourished since the 1970s. Because of retiring faculty, polit ical reasons and a drop in interest, die program took a back seat in the school in more recent years. “Not having the jazz studies major was the biggest thing,” Smith said. Bringing the program back to the forefront in the music school is one of Smith’s goals in his new position, and he said he has been working hard to do just that. The new expanded program con sists of two jazz big bands, a jazz vocal ensemble, and two instrumen tal jazz groups. Smith said one of his objectives is to try to increase stu dent participation in these ensem bles. ■ i Smith said he hopes to get to these students by improving the pro gram’s recruiting tactics, which he compared to the NU football pro gram’s rigorous recruiting strategies. “You have to make the end prod uct good,” Smith said. “Once you get the good coaching, you can get the good players.” Mike Cain, a member of the jazz ensemble and a junior music educa tion major, says he thinks the expanded program holds promise for a variety of reasons. “Jazz is one of the only American-influenced types of music,” Cain said. “It’s a large part of our culture and it’s important for us to show what we have done.” The jazz ensembles perform in both Lincoln and Omaha, and Smith said he thought these shows were key to recruiting as well. “Once someone sees the group play and sees the talent, they will want to be a part of it,” he said. Smith said students participating in the ensembles get one credit hour for their time, as well as die opportu nity to gain performance skills. Auditions for die groups are held each semester, so students are never completely secure in their positions. % “Competition is always good,” Smith said. “Since there are always more people trying out, it keeps everyone on their toes and motivat ed.” Smith also said he is developing long-term goals for the jazz school, including more jazz-specific classes want to participate,” he said Any students Who are interested in becoming a member of one of the jazz ensembles can contact Gene 72 an ..