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So, What About the Man “Behind the Staircase”?

Michael Peterson (October 23, 1943) We are so quick to judge others, especially if they are ‘different’ from us. Michael Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife in 2003, although he maintains his innocence, to this very day. This chart … Continue reading

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I’ve Decided to Borrow a Term from Salman Rushdie

Midnight’s Children Yesterday, I was watching a YouTube video from my friend (and fellow astrologer) Ellie Adams. In it, she was discussing all about the midpoint between the Sun and the Moon with regards to Synestry (the astrology of relationships). … Continue reading

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From Ugly Duckling to Literary Swan

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) Today is his 217th birthday. And I never thought to do his birth and death charts before. Silly me. This time is based on his birth certificate, so it is … Continue reading

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When the Author Becomes the Avenging Angel

Harlan Coben (January 4, 1962) There aren’t many novels that can grab me from the first paragraph and keep me riveted to the final page. Harlan Coben‘s “Gone for Good” did that, over the weekend. Three days before her death, … Continue reading

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In an Age when Women were Expected to Stay Home…

Nellie Bly went Round the World in 72 Days (January 25, 1890) Yes, you can blame my calendar page for this one: On this day in 1890, after 72 days, American journalist Nellie Bly completes her trip around the world. … Continue reading

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The Man who Tilted at Literary Windmills

Miguel de Cervantes (September 20, 1547 OS – April 22, 1616 NS) On this day in 1605, Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote is first published. It’s hard to believe it was so long ago. Cervantes claimed to have written … Continue reading

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Are We All Playing on The Devil’s Team?

Even Sidney Poitier Made Mistakes* It’s a tricky thing, reviewing our lives. If we’re brutally honest with ourselves, it can be devastating. A dissertation on the nature of man, for your edification. You realize that a tiger, following its nature, … Continue reading

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The Man who Wrote The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser (d. January 13, 1599) William Blake thought that Edmund Spenser was the precursor of John Milton. I wonder… Since we don’t know exactly when Spenser was born, we can only rely upon his death details. The connections between … Continue reading

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Now, I Wasn’t Expecting This Connection:

John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674) By now, I should know better. But, honestly, the highlights of history are sometimes too much to experience firsthand. So, intervening years and lives make the connections more real. John Milton … Continue reading

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The Author who Shared the Remains of an Age with Us

Kazuo Ishiguro (November 9, 1954) Long before “Downton Abbey” the recent past in England was explored by Kazuo Ishiguro in his book “The Remains of the Day” in 1989. By 1993, this book was adapted into a film, starring Anthony … Continue reading

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