#968 Oscar Wilde and the Grand Sextile


Biograph Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born October 15, 1854 in Dublin, and  was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his  wit, flamboyant style and ultimately imprisonment for homosexuality. because of his liaison with Lord Douglas.  Our header image is the portrait of the two married men. He graduated  from Oxford University, he lectured there as  a leading proponent of the principles of … Continue reading #968 Oscar Wilde and the Grand Sextile

Sewing Mistress, Nancy Zieman


  Nancy Zieman, host of the public television show “Sewing With Nancy,” in 1988. CreditMilwaukee Journal Sentinel Nancy Zieman, who became an unlikely television star through the humblest of shows, “Sewing With Nancy,” which ran for 35 years on public television, died on Nov. 14 at her home in Beaver Dam, Wis. She was 64. The cause was cancer, said an announcement from Wisconsin Public Television, which produced … Continue reading Sewing Mistress, Nancy Zieman

DC shooter: James Hodgkinson from Belleville


Who is he? The DC shooter, Jim Hodgkinson, like Reality Winner who also came into the news this week, is a Bernie Sanders Supporter  upset over the Trump triumph in November.  He was also a member  a group called “Terminate the Republican Party,”  and his  social media pages reveal intense hatred for President Trump and Republicans.  It has since been taken down by FaceBook. Hodgkinson wounded … Continue reading DC shooter: James Hodgkinson from Belleville

Andrew Jackson Kills Charles Dickinson in Duel


On May 30, 1806, Andrew Jackson and Charles Henry Dickinson met in a duel in Nashville, Tennessee.  Charles Henry was an excellent duelist with 26 kills under his belt. The animosity between the two men seems to have started in 1805 over a bet at a horse race. Jackson and Dickinson were rival horse breeders with a long-standing hatred of each other. Dickinson accused Jackson … Continue reading Andrew Jackson Kills Charles Dickinson in Duel