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Month: September 2017

Fiji Quake Sept 26 2017

The  pattern of extreme weather shows no signs of relenting as two quakes struck Fiji. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is little threat of a tsunami after the […]

The Daily 9-26-2017 Oxford MS

Our symbol for Tuesday September 26, 2017 is Aquarius 01 degree or an old adobe mission. Today though we are set in Oxford, a bit north of the capitol and […]

Lillian Ross, The New Yorker Reporter

Lillian Ross, who became known as the consummate fly-on-the-wall reporter in more than six decades at The New Yorker, whether writing about Ernest Hemingway, Hollywood or a busload of Indiana […]

Dr Edmond Eger anasthesiologist/scientist

Dr. Edmond I. Eger II, a leader in the development of a now universally used technique to determine the proper dose of anesthetic gas administered in operating rooms — an […]

Short Stories and Arnold Bennett

I happened to read one Arnold Bennett’s short stories, The Idiot. It is available online at and got interested in the author so I decided to look up his […]

The Daily 9-20-2017 Des Moines

First let me start off with an apology for Monday’s note. It was gibberish but I have since rewritten it.  Now onto today which I had lots of problems sending […]

#341 Star Crossed Scott Fitzgerald

Born in St. Paul Minnesota on September 24, 1896, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald really was named after the relative who penned the national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.   He joked once […]

#101 Dr. Alexis Carrel and the Dakin Solution

Before Dr. Alexander Fleming invented penicillin, Dr. Carrel developed the Dakin Solution, a type of hypochlorite solution made from bleach that is diluted and then treated to decrease skin irritation. […]

The Daily in Sioux City 9-18-17

We got Iowa today as our destination.  Our featured image is from Sioux City’s commenoration to the Lewis and Clark expedition going through there in 1802. The symbol 17 Scorpio,  […]