Tag Archives: Aries

Farewell, Dick Gregory, We’ll Miss Your Voice of Truth and Irreverent Humor!

Of all the voices out there when civil rights and race issues were at the fore, Dick Gregory was too. He confronted when no one else dared. He said the words when no one else could. According to one Washington Post journalist, Gregory “broke the mold” by venturing into areas that often made folks wince,

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The Man and The Maths: Srinivasa Ramanujan

Last week, quite by accident, I came across a movie I might not have even bothered to watch. But who can resist Dev Patel especially when you haven’t yet seen “Lion,” another flick I’ve been hoping to see soon? Filmed in India and the UK, the scenery alone was marvelous. Patel plays the role divinely all the

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Heartbreak in Kerala: A Tale of Undecaquartisextiles, Part 2

As I prepared to return to the article with this section, I found my thoughts returning to India and what makes it so alive, vibrating through my every pore. Although one friend there wondered whether I might have some Desi blood because of my having experienced no culture shock and just in case you’re wondering

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Heartbreak in Kerala: A Tale of Undecaquartisextiles, Part 1

Please note: This is the first of a two-part article. April 10, 2016: During my trip to India in 2013, I had the honor of staying with friends through most of my time there. I’m not writing about each place this time however and am reserving my thoughts for one state alone. Kerala is truly a

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Tragedy in Texas Today

The headline was clear enough, but I didn’t see enough to know what was happening there. I only remembered the last time I heard about shootings on a military base in Texas. It was in 2009. So while I don’t always write this brief of an article especially in what’s still considered an active situation,

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Far from a Dilettante, He Was a Master of All He Did–Farewell, Umberto Eco

On special request from reader Sara Priebe, my tribute to Umberto Eco… In a 2011 Washington Post review of The Prague Cemetery, Michael Dirda described him as half savant, half bon vivant. And he was every bit the scholar and proliferate author of nearly two dozen nonfiction books and another six highly popular novels.  First on

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Political Valentines – The Title Even I Didn’t Expect!

Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue Here’s the political version Of what can happen to you! I originally had another title, and that’s still here. This article seemed to be so long, I expected it to become another article in parts andI surprised myself by still doing just one. Still, we never know when it comes to politics

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The Peeling of Life’s Onion – Next Cut

Please take note: this is actually the fourth article in the series on the Peeling of Life’s Onion. The other articles, in order, are On Astrology, Astrologers, Learning–and the Peeling of Life’s Onion, Saturn Goes to Church – the Peeling of Life’s Onion – in Layers and Textures, Part 1, and Saturn Goes to Church –

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Pluto, Full On – Part 1

  MAJOR UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2015: Because of now-validated research related to the quindecile, this article presents the old and new terms that will lead to Part 2 of this series. Please read both. This contains the transitioning names. Part 2 contains the full explanations. Pluto’s shift back to direct motion on Friday

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