What Al Capone, Ernest Hemingway & Audrey Hepburn Have in Common with Ron Carter, Freedom Rides, Randy Travis & Alice Liddell
If you've visited my blog before, you will notice that this post looks a little different. That's because I'm experimenting with Storify as a blogging tool. The "story" is already posted on the Storify website, but you can also view it here on my blog. What I've included in this story is a kind of macro-synchronicity - things that happened on the same date over a wide spectrum of time. From Carl Jung, I've learned to look at time as a kind of kaleidoscope. The events that happen at any given moment create a certain configuration, a "photograph" of that instant in time. If we look at a moment in that way, we get a different perspective on time itself. "Does anybody really know what time it is?" So sang Chicago back in 1969. If you're a fan of Doctor Who, then you're probably convinced that the answer to this question is probably No. In any case, I like the idea of viewing time kaleidoscopically. That's why I take an interest in things that happen on the same date. For me, it's as interesting as looking at aerial snapshots of Earth taken from a satellite. For want of a better title, I've called this post "May 4th Milestones." Here's what that kaleidoscopic snapshot looks like.
TAGS: Writers & Writing, Muses & Music, Famous Birthdays, Historical Moments, Figures & Events
I'm a storyteller whose background includes talk radio, newspapers and TV news. I've hosted a morning-drive classical music program on the California coast and published nationally in Reader's Digest, the Christian Science Monitor, and Playboy. I've won awards for my journalism and my fiction. One of my essays even made it into an anthology for college English courses. For real? Yes, for real.
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