This week in & around Philadelphia 7/16-7/21


Last time we were in Philadelphia was a year and half ago for St. Patricks, and while we are not finished with the Big Fifty,  we are going to a conference in Delaware, so we are stopping by for a patriotic visit. Wednesday, July 18 We start off, not in Philadelphia, but nearby Claymont Delaware. … Continue reading This week in & around Philadelphia 7/16-7/21

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Frankland’s Musician


William Frankland in his book, Investigative Astrology c. 1900, has this chart with the question of what is his problem?  He gives us some clues:  there is a kite configuration made of the opposition between Mercury and Uranus. He also lets us know that Jupiter is in its essential house of Pisces and Venus is … Continue reading Frankland’s Musician

Lucy Maud Montgomery of Canada


Montgomery’s ancestors were among the wealthy and educated immigrants who came to the Island of Saint John (now Prince Edward Island) from Scotland in the 1770s. Her maternal great-grandfather, William Simpson Macneill, was a member of the provincial legislature from 1814 to 1838, and Speaker of the House of Assembly. Her paternal grandfather, Donald Montgomery, served in the provincial … Continue reading Lucy Maud Montgomery of Canada

The other Vince Scully: architectural historian


Vincent Scully, the Yale art historian whose lectures inspired students for more than 60 years and whose writings on architecture had a decisive influence on its practice in the last half of the 20th century, died on Thursday night at his home in Lynchburg, Va. He was 97. Yale University announced the death, giving the cause … Continue reading The other Vince Scully: architectural historian