Tag Archives: Great Britain

In Case You Thought Critical Race Theory was New…

James Baldwin vs. William F. Buckley Jr. Debate (October 26, 1965) In terms of the basis of thinking in 1965, this debate shows the way we were. The Chart Moon Inconjunct Jupiter This aspect indicates that you have a positive, … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History XIV

The Wars of the Roses (May 22, 1455) Two arms of the Plantagenet family duke it out for control of the English crown. On this day in 1455: The Wars of the Roses begin with the First Battle of St. … Continue reading

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How to Respect Someone’s Opinion:

Agree to Disagree We are in the middle of a provincial election here in Ontario, Canada. So, the knives are out, trying to carve up the electorate. And because the Americans are running their mid-term primaries at the same time, … Continue reading

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Fifty-Five Years of Independence has Led to This:

The Republic of Barbados (November 30, 2021) Yesterday was the first day of the Republic of Barbados. I wonder what that looks like StarLogically… Well, that’s a nice surprise: two incnjuncts, both of which are symbolic of this action. Moon … Continue reading

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And So Say All of Us: For He’s a…

Julian Fellowes (August 17, 1949) Oh, the hidden depths of this man. Julian Fellowes first came to my attention as an actor during the BBC TV series “Monarch of the Glen” (2000-2005). I didn’t know he was a writer, too, … Continue reading

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The Legendary Life and Death of the Red Baron

Manfred von Richthofen (May 2, 1892 – April 21, 1918) I guess Charles Schulz knew a lot about this Great War pilot’s life when he pitted Snoopy in a Sopwith Camel against Baron von Richthofen. In a ‘dog fight’ between … Continue reading

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Reincarnation: And Now Back to the Show…

Adele and Judy Garland I knew I should have slept on it, overnight. There was always something about Adele’s makeup that reminded me of Judy Garland, but I couldn’t put my finger on it: the heavy eyeliner and red lipstick. … Continue reading

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“This Was Their Finest Hour”

Battle of Britain (July 10, 1940 – October 31, 1940) I started looking at this time period, after being prompted by the headline on the back cover of XPD. June 10, 1940 was the date of the Fall of France … Continue reading

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They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait

Downton Abbey (2010 – 2015) Having been a late fan of Upstairs, Downstairs (1971-1975), I find it interesting how the British love to show a time when rich people (read, the nobility) had servants (read, slaves). At the moment, we … Continue reading

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Fascism: Fascination of the Mind

Pink Floyd The Wall: the Movie (2000) Life in Britain during World War II must have been hell. The constant fear of invasion by the Germans coupled with nightly bombing raids and V2 rockets would have kept the population on … Continue reading

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