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Ten words of Power by Jones & McClung


This is a compilation of Marc Jones thoughts from his Occult Philosophy beautifully arranged and illustrated by Elizabeth McClung — her husband, Kent McClung, is a well known astrologer in his own right and the inspired writer behind the Hyperion Symbols, his update to the Sabian Symbols, that you can order directly from him signed. Dip your toes into the Ten Words and become introduced … Continue reading Ten words of Power by Jones & McClung

Cokie Roberts, legendary Liberal commentator


Cokie Roberts, long the face of ABC’s national news, has reposed. She won countless awards, including three Emmys from the National Academy of Television throughout her decades-long career. Mrs. Roberts was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and cited by the American Women in Radio and Television (now called Advancing Women in Media) as one of the 50 greatest women in the … Continue reading Cokie Roberts, legendary Liberal commentator

Mundane Charts have moved? Maybe, Maybe not


Driving to the new site Ric Ocasek of the Cars died and we have been playing his songs all day since we heard the news. Our header shot is of his beautiful wife, Paulina Porizkova who found he had fallen asleep after a recent surgery. Speaking of Drive, the Mundane charts , those dailies & natural hazard reports, are now on Google Blogger as WordPress … Continue reading Mundane Charts have moved? Maybe, Maybe not

#6 When was Evangeline Smith Adams born?


Having just finished Karen Christino’s biography on “Eva Adams” the controversy on her birthdate is barely settled. She gives that Evangeline, a popular name at the time, was born to the poor side of the Adams family on Pavonia Avenue, right next to Journal Square (where the PATH station is these days) Jersey City, New York on February 8, 1868 at 8:36 am. Marc Jones … Continue reading #6 When was Evangeline Smith Adams born?

Soon the Titanic will be no more, Extremeophiles are eating it away


Titanic, a steel made ship, is slowly being eaten away by the microbe called a rusticle because it is eats steel and not the wood. This microbe,  D. radiodurans , was thought to be from Mars and in the Guinness World Book of Records, is listed as “the world’s toughest bacterium.” It is classified as an extremophile, a living thing capable of surviving and thriving in conditions too … Continue reading Soon the Titanic will be no more, Extremeophiles are eating it away

#905 Maestro Arturo Toscanini


It all began in Rio On the night of June 30, 1886, Arturo Toscanini — recently turned 19 — arrived, barely on time, at the imperial opera house in Rio de Janeiro, was to perform “Aida.” Pandemonium. The unpopular lead conductor had resigned in a huff; the audience shouted his unpopular replacement off the podium. Toscanini, the principal cellist & assistant choral master, was thrust forward … Continue reading #905 Maestro Arturo Toscanini

#903 Was Thelma Todd Murdered?


Thelma Todd was the daughter of a pair of immigrants: John Todd of Ireland and Alice Edwards of Canada. They met in Boston where John was working in the rug trade. It was a whirlwind courtship and they married on June 20, 1900 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, about 30 miles away in a Congregationalist ceremony. On July 27, 1903 their first son, William was born, and … Continue reading #903 Was Thelma Todd Murdered?