Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
|14th Printing: May 1977.|
The following clip from the episode captures the young Spock's adolescent angst:
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Of note, in the publication is an interview with Father Gary Mercure, a priest then assigned to St. Teresa’s who later was convicted of raping two alter boys (click on link for more information). Mercure was not convicted of anything related to St. Teresa’s, though I do recall he went on an extended leave or a sabbatical shortly after this interview, purportedly due to a “nervous breakdown.” I stopped serving as an altar boy at some point in 1978, so I had little contact with him beyond my annoying questions in catechism class. This is at least one way my early skepticism at the validity of a hierarchal approach to spiritualty served me well.
Below are scans of the St. Teresa’s Tribune (Vol. I, issue #4; June 1979) in glorious mimeograph, and of no particular interest to anyone but alumni of the school, which was razed in 2012 to make room for a Mormon Temple.
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|“Denise Poncher Before a Vision of Death,” circa 1500|
“Danse Macabre,” by Michael Wolgemut, 1493
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Like many, I too was convinced that JFK’s death was the result of CIA machinations, or a jealous J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI, or the Mafia. Perhaps the deed was done at the hands of pro-Castro Cubans upset over the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, or maybe it was anti-Castro Cubans upset over the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, or it was Castro himself, striking back after failed CIA assassination attempts. Maybe it was the Soviets, angry at being bested by JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Like most, I knew few specifics, but since so many believed there was a conspiracy I assumed where there was smoke there must also be fire.
Fig. 2: David Ferrie (circled on left) and a young Lee
Harvey Oswald (circled on right)|
at a Civil Air Patrol cookout in 1955. Proof of a conspiracy or that young men eat lunch?
Fig. 3: This non-descript door leads to the underground
garage where Oswald was shot.|
It sits diagonally across from the School Book Depository.
|Fig. 4: Layout of Dealey Plaza on historical marker at Dealey Plaza.|
5: The view of the colonnade and the grassy knoll. |
A similar colonnade sits opposite the plaza.
|Fig. 6: A view of Zapruder's position from the grassy knoll.|
Fig. 7: A view of the grassy knoll from Zapruder's position.|
Despite being so close he did not identify a gunshot from this position.
Neither Zapruder’s original statement nor his Warren Commission testimony supports a conspiracy theory. Further, it confirms the "echo chamber" acoustics of Dealy Plaza — a point often dismissed or overlooked by conspiracy theorists.
My Pilgrimage to Dealey Plaza
Fig. 8: The Texas School Book Depository. The sixth floor
sniper's nest window is partly opened.|
Two street vendors selling conspiratorial tabloids can be seen just left of the entrance.
Related Content on the Aeolus 13 Umbra YouTube Channel
JFK Assassination: As It Happened – 6 1/4 hours of compiled NBC news reports.
No narration, just original unedited footage.
Related Content on the PBS America YouTube Channel
PBS Frontline Special: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald (1993) – A well-researched documentary on the life of Oswald. Its conclusion, that he acted alone, continues to stand the test of time.
National Broadcasting Company. 1993. Television.
Assassination of JFK. Random House , Inc.: New
York. 1993. Print.