This week in Memphis, 11/25-12/01 2018


Pelosi is still on the ropes and the opposition is TBA.  Across the proverbial pond, Ms. May may not be as lucky for her Party controls her life line.  The Ascendant this week is  27 Gemini,  has a nice springtime theme of seven blue birds moving to another tree and transition is the byword.  Maybe … Continue reading This week in Memphis, 11/25-12/01 2018

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Black Friday in Omaha 2018


Today November 23rd is Black Friday named for that is traditionally when retail gets itself into the black from a year of sales, three notable asteroids get focus.  The first Amor at the Midheaven, perhaps for all the broken hearts that did not get together for the holidays for one reason or the other.  The … Continue reading Black Friday in Omaha 2018

Making the Sun


Scientists hypothesize that the Sun begas as a giant gas dust cloud rotating in spacing.  Over milions of years, as this cloud spun faster and faster, it collapsed into a disc.  Some of the material around the disc formed the planets as smal clumps of material stuck together, much like today's asteroids, but most of … Continue reading Making the Sun

Bicycling Julius “Nicky” Arnstein


He was born Julius Wilford Arndstein in Norway on July 1, 1879, the son of a German Jew named Moses Arndstein and his Dutch wife, Thekla Van Shaw¹.   They came to the United States when he was an infant and received a good education and worked as a contractor for a time. But Nick was … Continue reading Bicycling Julius “Nicky” Arnstein

#138 Funny Girl Fanny Brice


Marc Jones has no time listed for Fanny (born Fania Borach) Brice and gives October 30 1891 for her birth date.   Astrotheme differs with Marc Jones entirely and says she was born the day.  Herbert M. Goldman's biography, Fanny Brice the Original Funny Girl support the Astrotheme date but their  time of 11 am with a … Continue reading #138 Funny Girl Fanny Brice

Kevin McCarthy as GOP House leader


Departing Wisconsin's Ryan on the left and California's McCarthy on the right Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, left, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in September.PHOTO: J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) as we suspected when Ryan announced his retirement will probably be elected Republicans’ minority leader Wednesday. Mr. Ryan’s unusual decision … Continue reading Kevin McCarthy as GOP House leader