This week 12/3-12/9 in Kansas City Missouri


We are winding down our 50 state tour.  This week is Missouri, next is Wyoming, then Michigan and Arizona and finally New York.  Missouri smack in the middle of the continental 50 comes and goes in the news.  One writer, MacKinley Kantor, wrote a book on the state's past called "Missouri Bittersweet" that is part … Continue reading This week 12/3-12/9 in Kansas City Missouri

Advertisements

Atari’s Pong + Ted Dabney


Ted Dabney (far left) stands in front of a Pong arcade machine in 1973 with (left to right) co-founder Nolan Bushnell, head of finance Fred Marincic, and the man credited with the idea for Pong, Allan Alcorn...from NPR News. Mr Dabney has a good chart for an engineer- lots of earth signs and little air … Continue reading Atari’s Pong + Ted Dabney

Dust Storm in Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan India


The time is from the BBC news site where you can watch this video to get an idea of the devastation of the dust storm. It is mesmerizing to watch such havoc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWl-HlsT_tg The Chart above looks colourful but understanding the key makes it coherent. Start with the Opposition from the fourth house to the … Continue reading Dust Storm in Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan India

The IT Girl and Rex Bell


Clara Bow and Rex Bell became an "item" in Hollywood and since she was a major star and he a little no body in Westerns, the pair eloped, tieing the knot on December 3, 1931 in Las Vegas. They settled down on a large ranch in Searchlight, Nevada shortly thereafter and while Clara starred in a … Continue reading The IT Girl and Rex Bell

#1 Abdul Bahá, visionary of Baha’ism


Bahá’ís have some of the most beautiful gardens on their grounds outside of an arboretum, part of their belief of creating a heaven on earth. The featured shot is of their grounds in Haifa, Israel.   The Baha's faith Their faith includes many notable messengers like Moses & Abraham of Genesis, Krishna, Zoroaster, Buddha, Jesus, … Continue reading #1 Abdul Bahá, visionary of Baha’ism

Titanic – Where’s the Captain? Venus in Aries


History: The Titanic, a ship that needs no explanation, struck an iceberg at 10:25 PM on April 14, 1912.  It sent out a CQD message via the Marconi wireless at that time.  Why a CQD?  Because in 1904, the Marconi company suggested the use of "CQD" for a distress signal & established it on February … Continue reading Titanic – Where’s the Captain? Venus in Aries