#344 Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch


Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch is credited with the man who ended the War to end all Wars -- World War i in the Allies favour.  He was born on October 2, 1851 in Tarbes, France.  Tarbes is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of southwestern France and the capital of Bigorre. … Continue reading #344 Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch

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The Splay of Dame Maggie Smith


The header image of Dame Maggie Smith is from 1972 and a movie called the Millionairess.  Never saw it. Dame Maggie is a Splay Temperament Type.  That means she has no oppositions in her chart, and a Grand Trine -- both are requirements.  Typically we have found that one of the trines is in a … Continue reading The Splay of Dame Maggie Smith

Reading New Orleans’s DA Jim Garrison


Jim Garrison was born four and half years after President John Kennedy and about a thousand miles away, but as a quirk of fate would have it, they became intertwined through the President’s murder. In late 1960’s he became quite a cause celebre because of his speculation that Oswald did not fire the gun, and … Continue reading Reading New Orleans’s DA Jim Garrison

Wonderful Ann Sothern


Biograph: download Ann-sothern's chart Her real name was Harriette Lake.  She took Ann from her mother and Sothern from the great Shakespearean actor, E. H. Sothern.  I happened to catch her last night on a Alfred Hitchcock Present TV program with John Cassavettes called "Waters Edge. " She was a solid actress, a good comedienne -- … Continue reading Wonderful Ann Sothern

Shades of Grey: artist Aubrey Beardsley


Biograph: Aubrey Beardsley was an Art Noveau artist who died at the beginning of the 20th century from tuberculosis on the French Riviera. He had gone there to help improve his weak lungs, but it was too little too late, and he died at the age of twenty-five. If Samuel Morse Whistler, a famous American … Continue reading Shades of Grey: artist Aubrey Beardsley