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Archive for October 2015

Eclipse Babies

From Julie Demboski here are valuable insights concerning ‘eclipse babies’ using Anderson Cooper’s mother Gloria Vanderbilt as an example. Of course Britain’s Prince William is another example of one born on an eclipse day and the intensity and ‘eventful life’ tendencies common in the lives of ‘eclipse babies’ are easy to see when such a life is lived under the glare of a thousand spotlights:


Written by Jude Cowell

October 5, 2015 at 4:44 am

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Pope Francis canonizes controversial saint Junípero Serra

Very glad to reblog this revealing article with a correctly timed natal horoscope. Sainthood is not at all what I personally would prescribe for this man but then I’m no fan of the Vatican:

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On Wednesday 23 September 2015 in Washington, DC, Pope Francis canonized the controversial Spanish missionary Junípero Serro, despite the fact that Serra had not met all the church requirements for sainthood.  He had not performed the two requisite miracles, but perhaps the canonization of this brutal colonist counts as his second miracle.  The Pope had to give Serra a special dispensation from church rules to elevate him to sainthood. The Holy Father’s motive appears to be political, that is, a thinly disguised attempt to appeal to the Hispanic population of the New World by giving them a saint of Spanish origin despite his well-known practices of whipping, beating and flogging Native Americans to force them to believe in the love of Christ.

Historical records reveal that Friar Serra attacked the dignity of the native community, sadistically mistreating and abusing Native Americans to force them to accept his version of the deity. Serra’s tactics were not unlike those…

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Written by Jude Cowell

October 1, 2015 at 1:00 am

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Five Fascinating Facts about ‘Jabberwocky’

fantastic! ‘Lewis Carroll’ is a fascinating fellow

Interesting Literature

Interesting facts about the classic nonsense poem, ‘Jabberwocky’

1. The poem ‘Jabberwocky’ gave us a number of new words which are now in pretty common use. The most famous of these is ‘chortle’, a kind of laugh that is a blend of a ‘chuckle’ and a ‘snort’. But the poem – which was written, of course, by Lewis Carroll – also gave us the word ‘galumph’ (to walk clumsily and noisily) and ‘slithy’, in the sense of ‘lithe and slimy’. ‘Jabberwocky’ may also have influenced our modern use of the word ‘mimsy’, though this remains difficult to determine (‘mimsy’ already existed with a similar meaning, though Carroll’s poem probably helped to popularise it).

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Written by Jude Cowell

October 1, 2015 at 12:40 am

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“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Teaching children values and giving them the opportunity to excel is essential to good parenting. However, I feel I must also provide my children (and myself) insight into the ones who came before us: our ancestors whose lives and stories have shaped us into who we are. This is my journey; these are their stories…


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