Tag Archives: 2nd quadrant

Thoughts of Little Richard and My Brother Jim…

As long as I can remember, whenever I think of the taste in music my oldest brother Jim had, Little Richard has come to mind–specifically, his Lucille and Good Golly Miss Molly. I think Little Richard was Jim’s favorite singer, and now he–like Jim–is gone too. A brief take on his chart (December 5, 1932;

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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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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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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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Minnesota Mosque Bombed – Had You Heard?

This past weekend the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota nearly escaped my attention. Thanks to CBS News for its reporting, I managed to catch a quick comment enough to have it embedded in my brain to search for it this morning before doing my work for the day. I don’t want this report to

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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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Neither Déjà Vu Nor a Love Story, Part 3 of 3

One more chart now with very minimal analysis: While I don’t ordinarily work with Transpluto, at times it bears watching. That’s especially true with these charts. We began at Venus, but the attacks clearly weren’t about love and the ideal woman, and that’s where I found Robert Wilkinson‘s comments about Transpluto highly significant in his 2014

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Neither Déjà Vu Nor a Love Story, Part 2 of 3

Link to Part 1 Nirbhaya The Times of India carried one of countless stories appearing in the news both nationally and internationally. This one ran with the headline, Delhi gang rape case: Cops got first clue from CCTV of hotel. National rage, however, quickly turned global, and sympathetic protests were launched in several other nations. Since

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Neither Déjà Vu Nor a Love Story, Part 1 of 3

May 8, 2016: The date is no mistake. In fact, I normally don’t post the date when I’m developing a new article. This time, the date on which I began to write this article is important: Mother’s Day 2016. It’s now a week later. It’s been another green rainy day, and I’m finally preparing to put

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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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