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David Prashker
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The man behind the Zero Positive, The Immaculate Failure, and the Campaign for a Charter of Human Responsibilities
The man behind the Zero Positive, The Immaculate Failure, and the Campaign for a Charter of Human Responsibilities

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June 16
Amber pages Geronimo, born today in 1829, in the  No-Doyohn Canyon of  what is now New Mexico ,  a son of the Bedonkohe band of the Chiricahua Apache tribe.   Geronimo was his Spanish name. Goyaałé, pronounced  "Goyathlay",  in his own language, and meaning...
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January 12
Late 2nd century CE Women do not often get mentioned in the writings of the Jewish Rabbis, not even in passing. The one exception is Beruriah , who is mentioned in the Talmud Bavli as the daughter of Hananiah ben Teradion ( Tosepha Kelim,  Bava Kamma  4:17 ...
January 12
January 12
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December 28
Amber pages Manuel Puig, Argentine writer, born today in  1932...  but I've never read him, can't even name a book, just saw the name and thought I ought to... whereas Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn published the first volume of "The Gulag Archipelago", today in  1...
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December 5
One of several Towers of Babel by Emily Allchurch "The library is unlimited and cyclical. If an eternal traveller were to cross it in any direction, after centuries he would see that the same volumes were repeated in the same disorder (which, thus repeated,...
December 5
December 5
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November 29
Amber pages W h e r e s c i e n c e m e e t s a r t Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, born today in  1803 . Is this the man who came up with the Doppler Effect? And if so: is the sky blue: do the stars leave the skies by day? what colour is the sunset?...
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July 25
Amber pages Elias Canetti, author, inter alia in Italia, of "Crowds and Power", born today in  1905 Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young debuted, today in  1969 . Or should that read Crosby-Still-Nash and Young debuted, because there seems always to have been th...
July 25
July 25
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June 26
Amber pages The war of rivalries between nations is such that this page will always be amber, and will always need updating, because it will never be possible to state of any building what I wrote about this one, when I was living there in the first decade ...
June 26
June 26
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June 22
Amber pages This date poses a question that I haven't asked before - or maybe I have, but not quite in this way. The trigger is: Today in 1342 ( Shire Reckoning),  Bilbo Baggins returned to his home at Bag End. I would have no issue with, say, " 21 st  Sept...
June 22
June 22
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December 27
Amber pages Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician, born today in  1571 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist, born today in  1822 Marlene Dietrich, actress, born today in  1901 Regina Jonas became the first woman, ever, to obtain smichah, form...
December 27
December 27
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June 20
Amber pages Lillian Hellman, author-playwright, born today in 1905... which cues the re-entry, even further stage left than Ms Hellman, of  Vanessa Redgrave - she manages to win several Oscar-equivalents in my personal Academy of the Cinematic Arts, and it ...
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