Tag Archives: quincunx

World Tapestry: India – Assam Train Explosion

An explosion in an intercity train coach in the northeastern Indian state of Assam today has left up to 14 people injured, one critically. Reports of how many were injured still appear to be coming in since some news is still indicating only three injured while others are now reporting 11 to 14. While authorities

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Maryland – 6 Shot in Mass Shooting, 3 Dead

A Rite-Aid Warehouse Distribution Center in Maryland was the scene of this week’s third mass shooting in the United States. Within the 24-hour period before this latest shooting, another took place on Wednesday afternoon at a courthouse in Masontown, Pennsylvania and on Wednesday morning at a software company in Middleton, Wisconsin the latter of which

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US: Texas – Mass Murder Is Not Always Terrorism

If Sutherland Springs, just east of San Antonio, Texas, was one of those sleepy little country towns we often hear about in literature–whether by Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard or any other number of authors one might associate with such a phrase, it woke up on the morning of November 5 when half of the congregation

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Rush Hour Terror in London This Morning

According to the Washington Post, London police this morning have declared another incident a terrorist attack following an explosion on the tube at Parsons Green near Wimbledon (BBC story link). The explosion sent a fireball through a carriage, leaving several people on their way to work bloodied, injured and burned. I wanted to have a

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The World Tapestry: Tennis Legends 2017

“If you believe, you can go really far in your life.” Roger Federer on 8th win (19 Grand Slam titles)… In September 2008, Steven Ho of Bleacher Report asked the question I just wondered: “What Makes a Legend?” He was thoughtful enough to answer the question too, but it was related to the subject of

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Fatal Journey in Himachal Pradesh, India – July 20, 2017

At least 28 are feared dead in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the result of a private bus falling into a gorge around 9:15 this morning.                                                        

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BREAKING NEWS: TEN-alarm fire in London’s Camden Market – July 10, 2017

At 12:10 Monday morning (July 10), alarms alerted police and London’s Fire Brigade to a fire at Camden Lock Market, where some 1000 shops welcome tourists each day. The site, apparently a tourist hot spot in north London, currently has 70 firefighters now battling the ten-alarm blaze. I’ll bypass the pretty pics and get right

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New York City: Chaos Cloaked in White, June 30, 2017

A major New York City area hospital was the scene of a stunning series of gunshots today in which 5 were wounded and two more including the shooter were dead. Dr. Henry Bello, the shooter, had slipped into the hospital wearing a white lab coat in which he hid a “long gun.” As I’ve written

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Paddington Bear and Bond–Michael Bond, That Is

For years, I’ve held a secret wish to read this series of books–or at least the first one so I could understand what stole others’ hearts when I hadn’t even known about Paddington Bear, much less about Paddington Station. I had seen Paddington the Bear, an adorable brown bear with a sweet face, raincoat, boots

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A Neptune and Pluto Day to Remember, Part 3 of 3

A Neptune and Pluto Day to Remember, Part 1 A Neptune and Pluto Day to Remember, Part 2 And now the Pluto station to Retrograde for the United Kingdom… With Leo rising, the Sun rules the Pluto SRx chart from its 9th house conjunction to Mercury Rx. Neither it nor Mars are really at the

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