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Feast of St. Monica, Housewife and Mother

Painting of Augustine of Hippo and his mother Monica of Hippo,Ary Scheffer, 1846via Wikipedia Widow; born of Christian parents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387.She was married early in life to Patritius who, a pagan, though like so many at that period, his religion was no more than a name. Show More Summary

Five Books About Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, and so this year he would have celebrated his ninety-fourth birthday. But, sadly, this man, this teller of tales, who I had assumed out of love would have made it to at least 100, died in 2012. Show More Summary

New Mantra - Manzoni

Sounds like: Teen Daze, Blackbird Blackbird Song: New Mantra - Manzoni What's so good? Almost one year has passed since New Mantra burst onto the scene with a single that featured Lana Del Rey's vocal tracking from "Born To Die." Clearly,...Show More Summary

Licia Albanese

A report on Parterre Box says that the great soprano Licia Albanese has died at 101. Well, no: she was 105, unless you think she lied on her naturalization papers, which state that she was born in 1909.In any event, she lived to a ripe...Show More Summary

The Innovation Seesaw

Warning: Unchecked innovation may be hazardous to your health. As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan's adage that "he not busy being born is busy dying." But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence. Show More Summary

Arlene Martel Passes

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Arlene Martel, best-known to Star Trek fans as T’Pring, the fiancée who jilted Spock in Amok Time, has passed away. The actress was seventy-eight years old and died today due to complications after recent heart surgery. Born in the Bronx, Martel’s show biz career began in 1958 when she played Maria in Behind Closed Doors. […]

Charles Keating – ‘All My Children’ Villain – Dies At 72

Charles Keating, star of stage, screen and television, and narrator of audiobooks, has died at age 72 according to Deadline. Playing Carl Hutchins on Another World, Charles Keating won an Emmy award in 1996. Keating was born in London, England in 1941. Charles appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon before taking his formidable

Very Old Swedish Eel Dies to the Dismay of Everyone In Sweden

The world's oldest European eel died on Friday, according to the BBC, causing an uproar among Swedes who loved that old eel. The eel was born in 1859 and lived in a well. Read more...

I Was Born With an Expiration Date

Al Deluise had a premonition he was going to die on August 8th. (Hey, that's today!) But he doesn't know what year... The post I Was Born With an Expiration Date appeared first on The Good Men Project.

8 Ways Andy Warhol Can Inspire You To Live An Amazing Life

Andy Warhol was born Aug. 6, 1928, meaning he would have been 86 years old were he alive today. Sadly, he died in 1987, at the age of 58, but Warhol had an incredible life that many still seek to emulate. Perhaps known vaguely by some...Show More Summary

Michael Johns, 'American Idol' Alum, Dead At 35

A former "American Idol" contestant has died. Multiple sources told The Hollywood Reporter that season 7 alum Michael Johns is dead at 35. The Australian-born singer -- born Michael John Lee -- is believed to have died from a blood clot...Show More Summary

Creepy: Florida Born Suicide Bomber All Smiles in Jihadi Video

He wanted to die. He got what he wanted. I don’t believe what happened after that was what he was expecting though. More fire and brimstone than wall to wall virgins. In footage released by an al-Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria, college...Show More Summary

Lana Del Rey's Mom Is Not A Fan Of One Particular Lyric In 'Cola'

Lana Del Rey is a champion of odd lyrics, and there's one in particular that didn't exactly generate enthusiasm from her mother. And understandably so: The song in question is the polarizing "Born to Die" track "Cola," which contains...Show More Summary

Lana Del Rey Tired Of Spotlight? Tells Rolling Stone ‘Write About Someone Else’

Lana Del Rey appears on the cover of Rolling Stone, as the alternative songstress promotes the release of her latest album. Ultraviolence dropped on June 17, Lana’s follow-up to 2012 worldwide hit, Born to Die. Moody as ever, Lana reportedly told Rolling Stone to cancel the feature interview, saying: “I’m not sure if they should

The Incorruptible Corpse of Isleta Pueblo

All living things are meant to one day eventually die. As morbid as it may seem, it is an inevitable part of an ancient, ongoing natural cycle. We are born, we grow old, we die, and our remains turn to dust with the relentless passage of time....

Woman With Half a Heart Births Miracle Baby, Doctors Said Both Could Die During Delivery

Maryland resident Shanelle Ragin was born with a single ventricle in her heart and, when she became pregnant, doctors warned her that going through with the pregnancy meant risking death. She could have decided to have an abortion, but this courageous mom plowed ahead to give life to her unborn child. So, an expert medical […]

Great Britons: Isambard Kingdom Brunel – Everything You Need to Know About The Engineer That Built Victorian Britain

Key Facts About Isambard Kingdom Brunel Born April 9, 1806, died September 15, 1859. Developed modern rail and shipping transport Showed the power and ability of engineering to change the world Has pretty much the coolest name a person...Show More Summary

She Survived and Was Born After Her Mom Died in a Car Accident, Now She’s One Year Old

Little Aurora is lucky to be here. But her birth made it clear that an unborn baby is a human being before birth who deserves protection and who can be subject to tragic injures in the womb that affect her entire life. Six-months-pregnant at the time, Brandi Lepine, 17, and her friend Taylor Litwin, 21 […]

Newswire: R.I.P. Tommy Ramone, punk rock drummer and last surviving founding member of The Ramones

Tommy Ramone, original drummer for The Ramones and the band’s last surviving founding member, has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he was 65 and had been suffering from bile duct cancer. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, as Erdélyi Tamás, but his name was changed to Thomas Erdelyi when his parents brought him to the United States. Show More Summary

Mr. Minnick wasn’t alone

Yesterday we talked about poor Fred Minnick who was born 120 years ago and died 22 years ago and how he was notified by the Selective Service that he had failed to register for the draft. But, he won’t be alone in that line according to the Washington Post; The Selective Service System, which keeps […]

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