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How John le CarrĂ© Describes George Smiley to His Readers

A Murder of Quality (1962) If you’re like me, you would have probably thoroughly enjoyed the Smiley Trilogy (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “The Honourable Schoolboy” and “Smiley’s People”). But I had never read one of the early books that introduced … Continue reading

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The Story About Shakespeare’s “Second-Best” Bed

All Is True (2018) Anne Hathaway is an enigma to modern society. How could she tolerate her husband being away from Stratford-upon-Avon so much, when he was writing and producing plays in London? Was she really such a doormat, or … Continue reading

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The United States of America I was alerted to a situation, by an astrologist friend, that I had always suspected, but never ‘knew’ for a fact. She was discussing the USA and Pluto’s Return in a blog. She pointed out … Continue reading

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Sleight of Hand: Do You Believe in Magic?

An Apport in Reality Sometimes we all doubt our senses. Two days ago, I had my reality challenged by a disappearing piece of paper. Susan had just changed her credit card pin. Thinking that I could help her remember it … Continue reading

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Was His Sudden Death a “Times-Up” Event?

William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564 – April 23, 1616) Another WordPress blogger posted an interesting question today: was Shakespeare a Mason? I’d never considered that before. But it begs the question: how did he know so much of the ‘hidden’ … Continue reading

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When Death Comes Calling with a Nightmare

The Pale Horse (2020) It’s a potent image from the Book of Revelation: Death on a Pale Horse. It is the stuff of nightmares, one of which we’re living in at the moment. But I digress… The Pale Horse is … Continue reading

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A Shooting Straight Out of Compton

Tupac Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) Dr. Oz is going to review this drive-by shooting (from 1996) on Thursday’s program. To be honest, I knew nothing about it, but the connection to The Notorious B.I.G. is notable. … Continue reading

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Was Alexander the Great Assassinated at Age 32?

Alexander the Great (July 20, 356 BC – June 10, 323 BC) It’s one of those great mysteries. After drinking some wine, he died two weeks later. Was the wine poisoned? Did someone want him out of the way? Maybe … Continue reading

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Death Imitating Art

The Postcard Killings (2020) I don’t normally highlight a murder mystery movie, unless it is extemely well done, or of cultural significance. This one is both. As this was released in March, it may have been one of the last … Continue reading

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Is This Another UFO?

One year ago, I captured this clear sunset shot. Today, I looked at it more closely. Is that another UFO? At the time, I passed it off as a crescent moon. Now I’m not so sure. Data for picture: January … Continue reading

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