My father passed away peacefully in hospice on Saturday April 6th, almost nine years after my mother. Dad had been diagnosed with leukemia six years ago, but for most of that time, his disease was little more than a scheduling inconvenience, as he worked in doctors and chemo appointments amidst his hectic-paced life, perennially grumbling that these took him away from cutting the grass, washing down the kitchen linoleum, or shoveling the driveway. Remarkably, he never had symptoms from the leukemia, nor adverse side effects form the chemo; he was blessed. It was only in the past few months, after a fall while out hunting which left him with a broken ankle, that dad slowed down.
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We at Leo’s Cat Rescue experienced a sad passing on Wednesday, April 3, when our feline friend Jonas breathed his last. Jonas had been with us intermittently for three years, having come to us in January 2016 in the midst of the east coast blizzard, Winter Storm Jonas, from which he got his name.
Jonas was small, a mix of grey and white patches, with a bobbed tail, just half its normal length, which spoke of early trauma. He was friendly, and adoptable, but he fell through the cracks, and never found a home.
RuPaul is quite possibly the world’s most famous drag queen, an entrepreneurial pioneer who seemed almost single-handedly to have brought drag culture into the American mainstream. An overnight sensation several decades in the making, RuPaul is an accomplished performer, actor and recording artist, host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, a drag competition show on VH1, now in its tenth year, which has won three Primetime Emmys. Acknowledged as the most commercially successful drag queen in history, in 2017 RuPaul was included in Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
OK, so what do I know? Absolutely none of the picks I made in advance for the 2019 Academy Awards, based solely on asteroid placements for the day of the ceremony, won the Oscar. It may be that asteroids are less predictive than descriptive, as I have often suspected.
Then again, I may just suck at prediction (I have often suspected that, too).
Either way, the PNAs for the nominees were stunning in their multiplicity and placement, and as I said at the time, a celestial case for victory could be made for almost any of them, so tapped into the skies were they for the day. And that makes sense – out of hundreds of performances under review, those given the nod should be represented celestially, be they ultimately winners or not. It’s a cosmic honor just to be nominated, yadda yadda yadda.
And I also said that the final determination would depend upon 1) how well their nominated roles fit into their birth charts and 2) how strong their “winning” asteroids, Nike and Victoria, were at birth. So now, with the benefit of hindsight, let’s see how that panned out.
Jussie Smollett is a biracial actor and singer, who came to national attention in the hit Fox drama “Empire”, where he portrays a gay black man caught up in the backstage machinations of the music industry. Smollett is himself gay, and very publically so, coming out on Ellen DeGeneres’ show in 2015. He began his acting career as a child, in such films as “The Mighty Ducks” and “North”, before moving into commercials and guest spots, then returning to a lead role in 2015 with “Empire”. Smollett’s portrayal has received international acclaim as “groundbreaking” for gays of color.
On January 29, 2019, Smollett filed a report with the Chicago Police Department alleging he had been attacked and brutalized by two white men in the street, who hurled fists and both racial and sexual epithets at him, including putting a rope around his neck. According to Smollett, the attackers yelled “This is MAGA country!” as they assaulted him, an apparent reference to Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign theme. Smollett claims he fought them off, and was released from the hospital the next morning with only superficial injuries.
The National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) will be holding its Astrological Conference in Baltimore, Maryland this year, and yours truly will be one of the speakers! If you’ve ever wanted to shake my hand or throw eggs, you’ll never get a better opportunity than this!