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Galsworthy Epic Generates Great Television

Nobel Prize winner John Galsworthy, author of The Forsyte Saga, died on this date in 1933. In 1967, the BBC adapted The Forsyte Saga… 27 more words


7. Disgraced (J.M. Coetzee)

Thanks to Mara for this book recommendation, which won a Nobel prize.  I did not appreciate the main character, David but was an interesting book set in Africa after the apartheid. 418 more words



Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA   1874 ~ 1965

30 January 2015 ~ Today it is 50 years since Britain’s wartime leader was buried.  233 more words


Charles Hard Townes, 1915-2015

Yesterday I awoke to the news that Charles Hard Townes, a 1964 Nobel laureate for fundamental work on maser and laser physics, had died on Tuesday, January 27. 294 more words

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We have all heard someone comment, “You know, I never thought that kid would grow up to be famous.”

Several of my relatives began saying that to me in the 1980s when they started to run across news reports about one of my childhood friends from the 1950s. 2,333 more words

A Sock Full of Mold Juice: How Poor Housekeeping Saves Lives

I have very clear, happy memories of many family vacations throughout my childhood, but there is one not so great memory that sticks out in my mind. 732 more words


Charles Townes, Inventor of the Laser, Dies Aged 99

Charles Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist credited with the invention of the laser and its predecessor — the maser — died in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday. 143 more words