Category Archives: Authors / Filmmakers

Edwin Abbott – In Love with Ideas

In a delightful bout of synchronicity, yesterday the novella “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” fell upon my feet as I was taking my reserve video off the library shelf. The delightful part was that I had just finished a … Continue reading

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What’s the Laziest Sign of the Zodiac?

Lazy, according to Dictionary.com, is defined as “averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion.” Which sign of the zodiac is most disinclined to work? I decided to do an Internet search to see what others thought. High among the … Continue reading

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What sign is Harold (of the Purple Crayon)?

In “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” Harold creates a world for himself with his purple crayon. The Amazon.com review describes the story: “’One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the … Continue reading

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Moon in Capricorn and Remains of the Day

In the novel “Remains of the Day” the main character is at its base the quintessential archetype of a British butler – dutiful, serving and emotionally detached. The novel creates a butler that is more than emotionally detached – he’s … Continue reading

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Author Sue Miller and the Sagittarian Quest for “Something Else”

Sue Miller’s protagonists in “While I was Gone” and “The Senator’s Wife” struggle with living life as it’s laid out in the societal template (marriage, children, family) and a craving for “something else.” You might say that in this 21st … Continue reading

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28 Degrees of Cancer – Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson

Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson were both Cancer sun writers who were heavy drinkers, loved to travel (and write about it) and committed suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound while in his 60s. Hemingway had sun in 28 degrees of … Continue reading

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The Astrology of Ayn Rand

My observation is that people’s beliefs mirror accurately their personalities. Even those sharing the same belief system will have slight or major interpretative differences based on their personality or cultural differences. I believe angry beliefs come from angry people and … Continue reading

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Lars von Trier – Dark Isn’t the Only Reality

My friend refers to Lars von Trier films (such as “Dancer in the Dark”) as “slit your wrist” films. Slate film critic Dana Stevens wrote after seeing Antichrist that she wasn’t sure if she would watch another of his films … Continue reading

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Moon Conjunct Pluto: Caught in a Bad Romance

“I want your ugly, I want your disease . . . “ These are the first lines of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” Who wants that when they meet someone? As I get older, I get suspicious of the young ‘uns blowing … Continue reading

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Venus in Virgo: Love Me Perfect

When blogging about New York Times critic Michikio Kakutani’s chart, I discovered that The Corrections author Jonathan Franzen called her, according to New York Magazine, “the stupidest person in New York.” Franzen, if you recall, is the man who snubbed … Continue reading

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