#609 Robert S. Lynd, Prof. Sociology


from the 1970, New York Times obit: Robert S. Lynd, one of the founding fathers of modern American sociology and co-author, with his wife, Helen Merrell Lynd, of “Middletown” and “Middletown in transition,” died Sunday in Warren, Conn., after a long illness. He was 78 years old and lived at 560 Riverside Drive here. Dr. Lynd leaves … Continue reading #609 Robert S. Lynd, Prof. Sociology

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Tunkhannock Killer wants a big Splash


The Weiss Tunkhannock Murders In the local news was a big writeup about 24-year-old Randy Robert Stair who worked the night shift at Weiss Markets in Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co., PA killing three of his co-workers before finally pulling the trigger on himself.  As this is in the neighboring county,  it caught my interest.  The news … Continue reading Tunkhannock Killer wants a big Splash

Do as thou wilt: Aleister Crowley


Aleister Crowley wrote prodigiously.   His works “The Book of the Law”, “Magick in Theory and Practice,” Diary of Drug Fiend and “The Book of Thoth” are almost de rigueur reading for occultists.  His tarot deck, the Thoth Tarot, is nonpareil.  It was created with Lady Frieda Harris and Israel Regardie, then his personal secretary … Continue reading Do as thou wilt: Aleister Crowley

Tobey Keith, This Cup’s to you, Bob Hulseman


Biograph: Robert Leo Hulseman was born on April 5, 1932, in Chicago. His father, Leo, founded Solo Cup in 1936; his mother was a singer who went by the name Dora Hall. As a teenager, he contracted polio, that affected the left side of his body and caused one leg to be shorter than the … Continue reading Tobey Keith, This Cup’s to you, Bob Hulseman