Tag Archives: United States

Envisioning and Reflecting, and Somehow It All Comes Together

I sit here on the morning of what the media are calling the “first Super Blue Blood Moon Trifecta since 1866,” shaking my head a bit at the word they missed–“eclipse.” But then how many types of “first” can you say in tandem before that mouthful reaches the point of the absurd? Perhaps this is

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Eggnog Riot of 1826

Over the last month, despite several personal challenges–packing, moving, trying to unpack while still doing the normal stuff one needs to do in the midst of chaos, working on the laptop while my desktop was in the shop in a futile effort to save the very dead 3/4 TB hard drive two days before the

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Welcome to Jupiter in Scorpio!

UPDATE: Jupiter made ingress to Scorpio this week (on the 10th), and the words strike such a familiar chord for me. I hope you’ll find that to be true for you as well. Jupiter’s ingress for the USA took place on the 10th of October at 9:20:19 AM EDT (Washington, DC), the same day at

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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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Who Needs the Soaps?

I used to think the drama of a few daily soaps on TV made real life carry a bit less of the “wow!” factor. That’s what got me hooked on two soaps several years ago–and they still catch my attention in particular when I’m home. It doesn’t really matter if a month of soap opera

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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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A Neptune and Pluto Day to Remember, Part 2 of 3

A Neptune and Pluto Day to Remember, Part 1 In contrast to the crash chart from earlier in the day, this one had a clearly Eastern first quadrant below-the-horizon dominance. At first, I was baffled about this kind of dominance since the action was happening to my 16-yo co-traveler and me; but then it hit me: I

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A Neptune and Pluto Day to Remember, Part 1 of 3

Sometime around Easter, I had promised someone I’d write about the Pluto Retrograde that took place on Thursday the 20th of April. But as the saying goes, the best laid plans of mice and men–or, as Robert Burns wrote in “To A Mouse”… While the narration may seem a bit convoluted, there is method to

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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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