Monthly archives: October, 2016

It’s the birthday of Ezra Pound,

born 127 years ago today in Hailey, Idaho (1885). He was known as “the poet’s poet” because he was so generous about promoting the work of other writers – including James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, D.H. Lawrence, Marianne Moore, Hilda Doolittle, and T.S. Eliot. In his early 20s, he started teaching literature at a small…



It’s the birthday of convicted murderer and best-selling detective novelist Anne Perry

born Juliet Hulme in London (1938). She had tuberculosis, and her doctor said she wouldn’t survive another winter in England, so she was sent away to live in the Bahamas, and then South Africa. She rejoined her family when she was 13, after her father – a well-known physicist – got a job as a…



The King Is God

Watching the sky for falling stars on a mountain called Angel Crest with Donna on my lap, a bright campfire, a dreamy star filled night, and fresh picked peyote tea filled my wishes for heaven on Earth. I plucked my guitar and began to sing, “Do the stars, looking down on us, make a wish…



A Real Poet who became famous for a book-length poem he wrote!

It’s the birthday of poet and professor John Berryman, (books by this author) born in McAlester, Oklahoma (1914). He wrote a hundred sonnets based on an affair he had with one of his graduate students, and then he became famous for a book-length poem he wrote to a Puritan woman who’d been dead nearly three centuries.That work, Homage…



A Penis Manologue

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Tourists brought entire mummies home to display in their living rooms, and mummy unwrapping parties became popular.

The 1830 artwork “Liberty Leading the People” was created by renowned French painter Eugene Delacroix. The artist is known to have used pigment made from ground mummy. By Kristin Romey Eugene Delacroix’s most famous painting, “Liberty Leading the People,” hangs in a revered spot in Paris’ Louvre Museum. Inspired by the 1830 Paris Uprising, it…



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“There is good reason to believe that the sharing of memory can happen”

By Jessica Hamzelou Human memory is about to get supercharged. A memory prosthesis being trialled next year could not only restore long-term recall but may eventually be used to upload new skills directly to the brain – just like in the film The Matrix. The first trials will involve people with epilepsy. Seizures can sometimes…



For the first time ever, I quit a hike I attempted Wednesday Oct 19.

Had my pacemaker adjusted and since then can’t catch my breath when walking up hills. I never had this problem before I was talked into getting a pacemaker. I didn’t need it and now would like to have it removed. But, I can’t do it arbitrarily as Amazon has done with its book reviews!  …



Reminds me of someone running for office presently.

It was on this day in 1933 that Albert Einstein officially moved to the United States to teach at Princeton University. He had been in California working as a visiting professor when Hitler took over as chancellor of Germany. Einstein’s apartment in Berlin and his summer cottage in the country were raided, his papers confiscated,…