Elizabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) was a psychiatrist and a pioneer in the study of dying, death and grief. She originated the idea of “five stages of grief” which has become a commonly accepted way for us to understand loss of many kinds.
Even crystals can change — the background image here is that of hippuric acid crystals, which twist and untwist themselves as they grow, a discovery made in 2010 and published by the National Science Foundation. I published 29 Monday Memes last year, just a tick over one every other week. I aim to better that … Continue Reading
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Takeshi Kaga (Wikipedia) (official website in Japanese) is a Japanese actor, best known in the US as the most decidedly strange “Chairman Kaga,” host of the original Iron Chef TV series.
Kingsley Amis (1922-1945) was a British writer who worked in a remarkable variety of styles and genres, including speculative fiction and even a James Bond novel (Colonel Sun, published under the pseudonym Robert Markham).
From the great parody novel, National Lampoon’s Doon. The art is from the first edition of the book, and was created by the gifted fantasy/science fiction artist Doug Beekman.
I still find myself missing Robert Palmer (1949-2003) whenever I hear one of his songs come on the radio.
Robert F. Wagner Jr. (1910-1991) was a three-term Mayor of New York City (1954-1965) and was later an ambassador to Spain and to Vatican City.