Tag Archives: accidents

Free Bird: Lynyrd Skynyrd Crash (October 20, 1977)

If I Leave Here Tomorrow (Netflix) For a group of musicians who were just coming into their own in the 1970’s, Lynyrd Skynyrd were cut down in their prime. I watched two-thirds of their documentary last night. Because the FAA … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Day the Music Died

Plane Accident (February 3, 1959) I guess this is the natural progression of thought from yesterday’s post. I wasn’t sure how I was going to approach the subject, but then I decided to focus on the accident chart. This is … Continue reading

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“In a Coat He Borrowed from James Dean”

Bob Dylan (May 24, 1941) Not sure why I’m supposed to feature Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman) today. It started with the line from Don McLean’s American Pie, quoted as the title of this piece. Then it evolved into his … Continue reading

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A Meme Caught My Eye and “Fired My Imagination”

Two’s Day (Tuesday, February 22, 2022) The lining up of calendar date digits usually leaves me cold, mainly because there is no year ‘dot’, so whatever comes of looking at the symmetry of the numbers is a nonsense. But this … Continue reading

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Act of God Wipes Charles’ Slate Clean

Avalanche, Klosters, Switzerland (March 10, 1988) They say that you must never look back. But Netflix has brought this event into clear focus again in “The Crown”. In the show, Charles has flash-backs of the accident and describes how empty … Continue reading

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Gemini Rising: You Say Yes, I Say No (Hello, Goodbye)

Naya Rivera (January 12, 1987 – July 8, 2020) Naya’s name always struck me as strange. The Na says no, the Ya says yes. Turns out that it may be a Somali interjection to get the attention of a girl. … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Arabia: Exit Stage Left

It’s not often a movie kills off its hero within the first 3 minutes and 20 seconds. But, I suppose, David Lean couldn’t have done anything less than that, since most people knew T.E. Lawrence by his heroics in the … Continue reading

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The “Once and Future King”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr (Nov 25, 1960 – Jul 16, 1999) Can you imagine losing your father 3 days before your 3rd birthday? What a legacy! There’s no doubting the accuracy of this birth time: when your father was elected … Continue reading

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Mars Transit Neptune: Accident in a Fog

Kobe Bryant (1978 – 2020) I waited a week before attempting this post. As I’m not a big basketball fan, this accidental death of one of the NBA’s biggest stars didn’t affect me as much as it did others. The … Continue reading

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The Herald of Free Enterprise Disaster

Cosmic Loom: The New Science of Astrology (1987) Previously, I have highlighted a few books that have inspired me to write about Astrology. For example, Cosmos and Psyche made sense, for me, of the cycles that seem to run parallel … Continue reading

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