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

Poet & Father of Frankenstein – P. B. Shelley


Recently I was reading a series of essays, “English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism” edited by M. H. Abrams in 1960. One writer, I think it was the poet Donald Davie,  mentioned how when he was young and first introduced to the Romantics he loved Shelley to the point of memorizing his poems and quoting him freely.  Now writing in 1956 and 25 years after … Continue reading Poet & Father of Frankenstein – P. B. Shelley

#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

Chiron & Respect for Personality


Our featured image is by Giovanni Dal Lago, Italy,  of the asteroid Chiron; from the NASA archives. Chiron Recently I read Barbara hand-Clow’s book on Chiron.  It has many interesting ideas but it ultimately fails as she takes too much from Ceres and gives it Chiron, thus hurting both.  I did like her emphasis on the environment and natural issues, which did seem to culminate … Continue reading Chiron & Respect for Personality