A serial killer detector

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/27/the-serial-killer-detector  



It’s the birthday of astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble

Born in Marshfield, Missouri (1889). He was a gifted athlete, and for a while, it looked as if he might make a name for himself that way. He ran track and played baseball, football, and basketball. And — with the exception of spelling — he was a bright student as well. At his high school…



Things an unwanted child can do!

It was on this day in 1558 that Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the English throne. Her father, King Henry VIII, had broken with the Catholic Church to divorce his first wife and marry Anne Boleyn in hopes of producing a male heir. But when Elizabeth was born, he had Anne Boleyn beheaded and declared Elizabeth an…



My updated publication list

31 Nights of Halloween ·        3 Editions ·        Current Sales Rank: #112,130 in Audible Store ·        Average Review:  (6 reviews) Best Served Cold: an Eye for an Eye ·        2 Editions ·        Current Sales Rank: #4,115,877 in Kindle Store ·        Average Review:  (1 review) The Big Breakout – A Zoo Story ·        2 Editions ·        Current Sales…



Will History Repeat Itself?

Today is the celebration day for when in 1605 police foiled the so-called Gunpowder Plot by seizing Guy Fawkes before he could blow up the English Parliament.   Many people have worn a Guy Fawkes Mask during the occupy, and other anti-government and anti-establishment protests around the world.   I wonder how many knew who…



Vietnam

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/watch/ I lived through these times and like most people I had my own opinions. After watching this, I see every opinion I had was biased or wrong. The documentary points out how our veterans were brave, and even the ant-war protestors and those who fled to Canada were brave by doing what they believed…



‘As far as I can see, everything is cracking up.’ That is what The Golden Notebook is about!”

Today is the birthday of British novelist and feminist icon Doris Lessing (books by this author), born Doris May Tayler in Kermanshah (now Persia), Iran (1919). Lessing is best known for her novel The Golden Notebook  (1962), which became a kind of handbook for the feminist movement of the 1960s and ’70s. Lessing wrote most often about women’s struggles with…



It’s the birthday of musician Jelly Roll Morton

, born Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe in New Orleans (1890). He grew up listening to French and Italian opera, hymns, ragtime, and minstrel songs. He was a great piano player, and he apprenticed in the seedy bars and brothels of New Orleans. In addition to being a talented performer, he was a pool shark, a…



Get real TRUMP, Dump Tom Marino, and appoint Joe Rannazzisi Drug Czar !

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/rep-tom-marino-drug-czar-nominee-and-the-opioid-industrys-advocate-in-congress/2017/10/15/555211a0-b03a-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.c4cb18b6ce6d Again, Trump wants to put the fox in charge of the henhouse!  



Beer really DOES make you happier!

  A curious flurry of headlines in praise of beer appeared this week: Beer really DOES make you happier! Key molecule boosts brain’s reward centre Drinking Beer Makes You Really Happy, Confirms Awesome New Study Drinking beer can make you happy, researchers claim It was reported that scientists from Germany have discovered that a molecule…