This week in Carson City, Nevada 10/10-14/2018

Carson City, the capitol of Nevada, is about 30 miles south of Reno.  It is a picturesque town filled with slot machines like every town and gas station in the state.  This week we have a bucket with an Uranian Handle so look for things to break, change and suddenly pop up that are either … Continue reading This week in Carson City, Nevada 10/10-14/2018


Columbus Day, Washington DC.

It's unfortunately a small wheel but all the aspects are listed in a tradeoff. The two majors ones today are the Sun square Saturn suggesting that hard won gains won't be giving you the party you desired, but more hard work The second square from the Moon to Pluto in Capricorn also in the tenth, … Continue reading Columbus Day, Washington DC.

#377 Janet Gaynor, first Oscar Best Actress Award Winner

Janet Gaynor was just twenty-two when she became the first person to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. Honored for her memorable performances in three dramatic films—Sunrise (1927), Seventh Heaven (1927), and Street Angel (1928)—Gaynor was the only actress ever to earn the Oscar for multiple roles rather than for work in a single … Continue reading #377 Janet Gaynor, first Oscar Best Actress Award Winner

#48 Mary Astor +Brigid O’Shaunessey

Mary Astor was in many film hits in the 1930's and early 40's before her alcoholism took its toll, most notably Dodsworth with Walter Huston and then the Maltese Falcon directed by Huston's son, John Houston.  In her youth, as shown by the picture above, the raven haired actress was quite a beauty with her … Continue reading #48 Mary Astor +Brigid O’Shaunessey


As a regular reader, you may have noticed that we have done a lot of mining accidents and so in that spirit, today we bring you the the word Tommyknocker. tommyknocker, n. [‘In folklore: a sprite, ghost, or other supernatural being believed to inhabit mines. Cf. knocker n. 1b.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈtɒmɪˌnɒkə/, U.S. /ˈtɑmiˌnɑkər/ Forms: … Continue reading Tommyknocker

Update for June

Things work at whatever variation of the site address we try:, or .  This is Stage 1 success, so we are going forward and posts will soon appear and revisions - look for that category -- will return.  Thanks most of all, for your patience. ‘If a June night could talk, it … Continue reading Update for June