venerdì 24 dicembre 2010

Jack Horner

John "Jack" R. Horner (born June 15, 1946) is an American paleontologist who discovered and named Maiasaura, providing the first clear evidence that some dinosaurs cared for their young. He is one of the best-known paleontologists in the United States. In addition to his many paleontological discoveries, Horner served as the technical advisor for all of the Jurassic Park films, and even served as partial inspiration for one of the lead characters, Dr. Alan Grant.


giovedì 11 novembre 2010

Gemini-Taurus Cuspers

Individuals born on the cusp of Taurus (the second Sign of the Zodiac) and Gemini (the third Sign of the Zodiac) are ruled by both Venus and Mercury. Here, the influence of Venus endows these cuspians with a graceful and easy manner, coupled with a winning personality, while Mercury's influence increases the talent for music, art and eloquence. These individuals are thinkers, orators, artists and inventors. In short, the hands and brain work together in perfect harmony for this cusp combination. They display great imagination and tend to be very expressive, both physically as well as mentally. Taurus/Gemini natives would be well advised to become actively employed since the more they have to occupy their minds, the greater will be personal happiness...massage therapy, pottery, writing, painting and the composing of music can bring great fulfillment to these cuspians. In short, an idle Taurus/Gemini subject is a morbid and unhappy soul indeed.

Individuals born on the cusp of Gemini (the third Sign of the Zodiac) and Cancer (the fourth Sign of the Zodiac) are ruled by both Mercury and the Moon. These cuspians possess a large degree of brilliance and influence, and tend to control those around them. They dislike work which is perceived to be laborious and the inherent shrewdness here often enables Gemini/Cancer natives to attain the "world's goods" without a great deal of physical or mental effort on their part. Anxious to gain public favor, these cuspians generally succeed by virtue of their great tact and versatility. Interested in heredity and ancestors, this is often reflected in a desire to care for relatives and propagate the family line.

Colin James Farrell

Colin James Farrell (Castleknock, May 31, 1976) Irish Actor

martedì 9 novembre 2010

Cyrus Elias

(New York, New York ) May 21, 1930

lunedì 8 novembre 2010


James Walter Orr A Biography of James Orr for “Third Book from the Sun”

James Walter Orr was born in Amarillo, Texas, June 2, 1930, in the fabled dust bowl days. He grew up on a farm and ranch. He has also written under the pen-name of Easy Seeker and ezseeker. He has been a husband and hobo, laborer and engineer, cowboy and truck driver, rancher and roustabout, hod-carrier and concrete finisher, rod-wrencher and pulling unit operator, and everything that has touched any of the above. He has hooked up many a separator, heater-treater and flow line manifold.

He has been a collar-pecker on a screw pipeline, pulled skids on a big-inch line, cut paraffin, handled a pipe jack, used a lazy board, run a gin-truck and hacked cross-ties. He has crumbed ditches and even shot the same. He has piss-anted flow line. He has been a radio activity log draftsman, instrument craftsman and a combiner.

He has performed the necessary surgery on an untold number of bulls and boars. He has notched ears and branded hips, stretched wire and built some of the prettiest fences ever built. He was an expert with a brick paddle. As a kid on the road, he has slept on top of buildings, in box cars, in the fields and under hedges, in empty airplanes in air-ports, cars, vestibules, post-office lobbies, in old boxes, deserted buildings and hobo jungles. He has been a bindle-stiff, if a brown paper bag will pass for a bindle. Oh yes! He has been a pretty good wind-mill man!

He has talked his way through the road blocks of many Indian villages in a South American uprising, and been in the ONLY car that was allowed to traverse the highway.

Other than a host of similar things, he has lived an ordinary life.

mercoledì 27 ottobre 2010

Gemini LiliAna Rose

LiliAna Rose (born 15 Jun 1984), is a folk-pop, singer-songwriter from New York City, of English and Italian descent. She is best known for a reimagining of the classic "You Are My Sunshine." Rose has been a fixture of the West Village acoustic scene since her debut at The Bitter End in 2000.

giovedì 21 ottobre 2010

Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 - September 14, 1927) was a dancer, considered by many to be the creator of modern dance. Born in the United States, she lived in Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. In the United States she was popular only in New York, and then only later in her life[citation needed]. She performed to acclaim throughout Europe.
Duncan's fondness for flowing scarves was the cause of her death in a freak automobile accident in Nice, France. Duncan's large silk scarf, while still draped around her neck, became entangled around one of the vehicle's open-spoked wheels and rear axle, breaking her neck.

sabato 23 gennaio 2010

Gemini Writers etc

May 22, 1859 - Sir Author Conan Doyle - Writer
May 25, 1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Writer
May 25, 1898 - Bennet Cerf - Writer
May 28, 1908 - Ian Flemming - Writer
June 3, 1926 - Allen Ginsberg - Poet
June 6, 1875 - Thomas Mann - Writer
June 9, 1893 - Cole Porter - Song Writer
June 11, 1910 - Jacques-Yves Costeau - Ocean Explorer
June 12, 1929 - Anne Frank - Writer
June 13, 1865 - William Butler Yeats - Writer
June 14, 1811 - Hariette B. Stowe - Writer
June 16, 1938 - Joyce Carol Oates - Writer
June 19, 1856 - Elbert Hubbard - Writer
June 19, 1947 - Salman Rushdie - Writer
June 7, 1940 - Tom Jones - Singer
June 2, 1743 - Ales. di Cagliostro - Rogue
May 31, 1923 - Prince Rainier III - Royalty
May 30, 1908 - Mel Blanc - Cartoon Voices
May 27, 1911 - Vincent Price - Actor
May 25, 1567 - Claudio Monteverdi - Composer

Ben Jonson (June 11, 1572)
English Poet, Playwright
Aleksandr Pushkin (June 6, 1799)
Russian Poet
Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819)
American Poet
Thomas Hardy (June 2, 1840)
English Poet, Novelist
Dorothy Sayers (June 13, 1893)
English Mystery Author
Nikki Giovanni (June 7, 1943)
American Poet

William Butler Yeats was born in County Dublin on June 13, 1865

The Rose Tree

"O words are lightly spoken",
said Pearse to Connolly;
"Maybe a breath of polite words
Has withered our Rose Tree;
Ore maybe but a wind that blows
Across the bitter sea."

"It needs to be but watered",
James Connolly replied,
"To make the green come out again
And spread on every side,
And shake the blossom from the bud
To be the garden's pride."

But where can we draw water",
Said Pearse to Connolly,
"When all the wells are parched away?
O plain as plain can be
There's nothing but our own red blood
Can make a right Rose Tree."