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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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The World Tapestry: Charges In The Flint Water Crisis

Regardless of where you are in the world, by now most of you know about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan because it could happen to any and all of us. As this crisis has gone on, so has another water crisis around the world in India so I suppose I’ve been following both with

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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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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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Gourmet Cooking Doesn’t Use Cookbooks, It Creates Them

In the midst of a break this past week, one of the members of my site–I’ll call her Mignon to allow you to move more easily into the flow of this conversation–stopped to chat with me about a few things. The timing of our dialogue seemed to be synchronistic since I was watching a particular

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Holy Terror series: Antiochus of Commagene Horoscope of the Lion

December 14, 2015: Everyone, the Jewish Festival of Lights, Chanukah (Hanukkah) ended this evening at sundown. The holiday actually ties into this special feature written by Thomas Gazis of Greece. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thomas, thank you again for honoring the site with your appearance and this wonderful article

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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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On the Wings of Death – Nepal and India

Updated: September 27, 2018  for edits and inserts. I’ve never used this expression before, but the earthquake that hit Nepal this morning could be said to have felt the wings of death as devastation swept throughout the area. The tremors spread as far as New Delhi in India’s capital district and death into areas of

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