Monthly Archives: October 2020

Dreaming of a Tropical Paradise: Can You Tell?

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Before Psychology, There Was Astrology

Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961) Our mother was a great admirer of Carl Jung. His understanding of archetypes made sense to her. And the idea that astrology was psychology’s precursor makes sense to me The … Continue reading

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I’ll Just Hide Out Here, Until You Leave

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Footnote in History: Plagiarism or Inspiration?

A Sucessora (1934) Have you ever tried to write a novel? It’s a lonely occupation. And the pressure of your readers and publishers breathing down your neck can be more than most could endure, especially if you have suddenly become … Continue reading

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Did Daphne du Maurier Write “Rebecca” to Document Herself?

Rebecca (2020) I am not a fan of “Gothic” romances, or films. But this latest film version of the 1938 classic, written by Dame du Maurier, is (seemingly) quite faithful to the story line. After a whirlwind romance in Monte … Continue reading

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After a Long Gestation Period, and Extended Labour Pains…

The State of Israel is Born Strange prompt, this one: I was listening to Andy Williams sing “The Exodus Song (This Land is Mine)” and I suddenly connected two events in history in my mind. Firstly, though, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Once a Rebel, Always a Rebel

Tom Hayden (December 11, 1939 – October 23, 2016) The depiction of Tom Hayden in the film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, by Eddie Redmayne, seemed muted, at least to me. But then, I only knew of this man … Continue reading

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The Whole World’s Watching…

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Another chapter in the history books, this time highlighting injustice in an American courtroom. Let’s face it, it was a media circus, and the participants knew they were on trial for who they were, … Continue reading

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Happy (Belated) 40th Birthday Wishes!

Kim Kardashian (October 21, 1980) Do you think this is the real reason for my dream two nights ago? I wasn’t aware of her birth date, so it wasn’t something conscious in me of knowledge of her 40th birthday. Anyway, … Continue reading

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It Was Said that He was “Incorrigible”

The Babe (1992) Somehow I never saw this film before. The reason may have been that I was otherwise occupied while living in the UK. But I have always admired Babe Ruth, as a sports ‘star’ and I am a … Continue reading

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