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

#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?

A laugh a minute – Tim Conway


Comedian Tim Conway was born Toma Daniel Conway to Sophia Murgoi, a Romanian immigrant, and Daniel Conway, an Irish immigrant and a groomer for polo ponies in Willoughby, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, on December 13, 1933. He grew up in nearby Chagrin Falls. His birth name Toma was the Romanian version of Thomas, but later it was anglicized to Thomas in his childhood — … Continue reading A laugh a minute – Tim Conway

The Asteroid Lilith Discovery & Lili Boulanger


Marc Jones wrote very little on the nodes, so last month we took a turn with several other authors and highlighted their work on the nodes. Naturally, we found some better than others like Martin Schulman, Georges Muchery and Bernice Grebner, but in all honesty we did not survey Dr. Mohan Koparkar, Haydn Paul and the Hubers, so this month, June,we are going to continue … Continue reading The Asteroid Lilith Discovery & Lili Boulanger

#98 Countess Birkenhead, Sheila Berry Birkenhead


Countess Sheila Birkenhead was born on May 13, 1913 at 9:50 AM in Weybridge England. Marc Jones in his Sabian Symbols cites that data as does Mrs. Lois Rodden, probably from him. She was the daughter of the newspaper proprietor 1st Viscount Camrose, and married the 2nd Earl of Birkenhead in 1935. They had two children. The Birkenheads were a distinguished literary couple: she was a … Continue reading #98 Countess Birkenhead, Sheila Berry Birkenhead

Veep Joe Biden makes a run for the roses


Something about Biden Joseph Robinette Biden, junior was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton Pennsylvania. Both his parents were native to the city. The topographical map below is from the USGS catalogue. His parents moved when he was young to New Castle Delaware where he currently resides. Biden received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1965 and a law … Continue reading Veep Joe Biden makes a run for the roses

#120 The voyage of Ernesto Bozanno


Ernesto Bozzano born January 9, 1862 in Genoa Italy. He did have a formal education but was home schooled and then self-taught. Like Marc Edmund Jones, he was impressed by the philosophical idea of Herbert Spencer and took an interest in psychic research writing more than than 60 books and 200 papers on the subject. He attributed paranormal phenomena to the survival of the human … Continue reading #120 The voyage of Ernesto Bozanno