DESCRIPTION: The Stiftsbibliothek at Zeitz in Germany possesses a large folio manuscript atlas of Ptolemaic maps, with accompanying commentary, dated 1470. The orientation of the mappa mundi towards the South is perhaps the first aspect that surprises and intrigues the modern spectator who is used to North-oriented maps, and who is therefore disoriented by the effort required to identify landmasses which not only have 500-year-old outlines, but which are also turned a€?upside down,a€? thus losing their familiar shapes. At the first glance, the map reminds us of Andreas Walspergera€™s circular map of 1448 (#245), which also has the sea in green and lacks the compass lines. The complete divergence from the portolan charts is noteworthy in other respects also, as is the renunciation of their geographical advances, i.e.
In the light of this increase of topographical data it is surprising to note the negligent treatment of the North, especially in the Zeitz map, considering that the atlas also contains the much more detailed map of the North by Nicolaus Germanus. While the anonymous author of the Zeitz map drew the geographical outlines exactly as Walsperger did, he follows his own path as regards the number and wording of the legends.
The Zeitz map has a much smaller number of cities in Europe than Walsperger, only about 70, and moreover, its selection is different. Moreover, names have been added which are not found even in the most detailed portolan maps such as Dalorto, Dulcert, Pizigani; thus kempem (Kampen on the Zuidersee), and kamen (Caumont near the mouth of the Rhone?). There are far fewer city pictures and other illustrations in the Zeitz map than in Walsperger. One cannot consider so late a Ptolemaic document without remembering the substantial inroads made by the a€?modernizationa€? of Ptolemy, which originally consisted in the adding of newer maps (for the first time in 1427, the map of the North by Claudius Clavus in the Nancy Codex) and which left traces in almost all later editions.
The Zeitz manuscript still retains the old rectangular form for the land maps, including the map of the North.
The map of the North shows Greenland erroneously as belonging to Europe or Asia, but otherwise it is placed correctly long beyond and to the southwest of Iceland.
Quite unusual is the Ptolemaic world map which is pasted in two parts on the inner sides of the covers where there is scarcely sufficient space for it, suggesting that it had originally been larger.
As shown by the reproduction, the Ptolemaic world map in Zeitz is drawn on the conical projection which Ptolemy described as the easier one and had primarily discussed.
Another innovation which appears together with the trapezoidal form as used by Nicholas Germanus is the shape of the Jutland peninsula. The written text includes, in addition to the explanations pertaining to each map and discussed above, the a€?Ptouincie seu Satrapiea€?, always placed after the last map (Taprobana). The words octauus et ultimus liber suggest the question whether the whole is only a fragment and whether the eighth Book, short in itself, or even the complete work had existed. 18.A  Here is said to be close to the sea a statue of Pallax, which has nine heads, three human heads and six heads of serpents. 22.A  The Gulf of Arabia in which many islands and innumerable red cliffs for which reason it is called the Red Sea.
28.A  Island on which lived the Brahmans?, naked, black and devout people [from the Alexander legend]. 43.A  The wicked people of the Scythians who are always on the move because of the severe cold. There are far fewer city pictures and other illustrations in the Zeitz map than in Walsperger.A  We see only the crescent on the Mountains of the Moon in South Africa, the monastery of St.
Quite unusual is the Ptolemaic world map which is pasted in two parts on the inner sides of the covers where there is scarcely sufficient space for it, suggesting that it had originally been larger.A  It does not comprise, as usual, the 180 degrees of the Ptolemaic Orbis terrarum, but only 90 degrees up to the middle of the Caspian Sea and the Gulf of Persia.
We had both scored high on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test so it was only logical that we both become engineers. In the spring of a€™69 I was in Austin for the State Solo & Ensemble competition and auditioned for The Longhorn Band with an assistant band director. At the UT freshman orientation week, we were told that over half of us would change majors at least once during our time at UT. DiNino came to UT from Minnesota in 1955 as the first faculty status Longhorn Band director. The win at Arkansas earned the Longhorns another trip to the Cotton Bowl as undefeated champions of the Southwest Conference where their surprise opponent was none other than legendary Notre Dame, who had a history of shunning all bowl games.
Besides the rehearsals, the bus trips, and the parties, there were also performances for concerts, basketball games, baseball games, and other special events.
Directly or indirectly, everything we enjoyed about Longhorn Band we owed to Vincent DiNino. Fall 1968 was the beginning of our senior year.A  John and I visited Austin that summer and selected our dormitory for the next year.
At the UT freshman orientation week, we were told that over half of us would change majors at least once during our time at UT.A  I was astounded by that statistic, consoled only by the fact that at least I would not be one of them!
DiNino came to UT from Minnesota in 1955 as the first faculty status Longhorn Band director.A  He built the band from a 70-member all male musical ensemble into a 300+ member show band with swagger and pride. 1969 was the 100th anniversary of organized college football.A  Ohio State was the defending National Champs and expected to repeat, but when upset by bitter rival Michigan, UT took over #1. The win at Arkansas earned the Longhorns another trip to the Cotton Bowl as undefeated champions of the Southwest Conference where their surprise opponent was none other than legendary Notre Dame, who had a history of shunning all bowl games.A  This was Notre Damea€™s first bowl appearance since 1924. Directly or indirectly, everything we enjoyed about Longhorn Band we owed to Vincent DiNino.A  Mr.
With all due respect to Gilda Radner's SNL character Emily Litella from the late 70's, I feel a need to weigh in on the current issue of same-sex marriage. I have found that gays and lesbians exhibit the same qualities as straight people, both good and bad. Many people hide their opposition to gay marriage behind religious beliefs when the real problem is the a€?yuck factor.a€? If the concept of same sex is so disgusting to some, how can others prefer it? The parents of my son's partner moved in with them five or six years ago because the father had early Alzheimer's. One of man's greatest fears is of the unknown.A  I believe the reason that same-sex marriage is so quickly becoming openly acceptable is because more and more people are getting to know gay people. There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the moving of United Methodist pastors. The decision of who goes where is made by a group of church leaders called a€?the cabinet.a€? They begin meeting in the early spring and by May the vast majority of appointments have been made with all the appropriate notifications and preparations. When the pastor of a small church has served for four years, it is a given that the chances for a move increase.
The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist church covers a large portion of East Texas. When the movers arrived the next morning, I gave them the 4-1-1 on the treadmill, but the head guy seemed confident that he could get it out. Moving is very stressful.A  Fortunately, we had some help packing thanks to friends and family, but I was still packing when the movers showed up. Whenever I leave a place, I always like to think I leave a part of me there.A  This time it took the form of our treadmill. Speaking of the yard, I was exploring the back yard on the first day and met my first NEIGHbor across the back fence.A  He has four legs and a long face, but was friendly!
One thing that has been very consistent about Albert Raymond Mortona€™s documents is that he invariably listed his mothera€™s name as Ida Louise Easley. We searched for twenty-five years to find any record of this woman, other than those listed by Raymond, and were infuriatingly unsuccessfula€¦ until June 2012. Ida Louise Easley was born in Oct 1856 (according to the 1900 census for Winslow, Navajo, AZ) in Macoupin County, Illinois. She was thirteen years old in the 1870 Federal census for Chetopa, Neosho Co., KS and still living with her parents and siblings at that time.
We find her (at age 18) still residing with her siblings in the 1875 Kansas state census, in Neosho Co.
In the 1880 Federal census for Lincoln, Neosho, Kansas, we find Aaron and Ida Bonham with a new set of twin boys, just a few months old, Clarence and Lawrence, born in early 1880.
At about the same time, Aaron Bonhama€™s parents had settled in Franklin Co., Kansas, about 80 miles to the north. After this time, we can find no document to indicate that Aaron Bonham was still alive, but neither can we prove that he had died.
Aaron and Ida could have divorced, she then quickly married Ira Morton in the fall of 1885 (after the census) and they could have had a son, Raymond, the following year--Sept 1886. Aaron could have been away for an extended period and Ida could have met Ira Morton and had a child out of wedlock before Aarona€™s return. Now, keeping that dilemma in mind, leta€™s proceed with the other documents that we have been able to find for Ida L. Note that at the time of this marriage, she was still going by the name of a€?Bonhama€? -- not Morton. The 1890 Federal census would have been very helpful to us here, but unfortunately, it was destroyed. We would never have thought to search for this record under the names of a€?Holmesa€? without first finding the record of her marriage--above. In the very same year, and census, for the same county, we find that by the time the census taker had moved on to the home of Martha Bonham (the widowed mother of Aaron Bonham--and mother-in-law of Ida L.
Now, this census was just a very short time after the previous exhibit (above) but here, Ray is listed as being 10 years old, and with the surname of a€?Bonham.a€? It is the same young boy. Even though Raya€™s mother had moved west, to Arizona, Ray continued to live with Martha Bonham. The question must arise, that if Ray was born a€?out of wed-locka€? while Marthaa€™s daughter-in-law was still married to her son, Aaron, one might think that of all of the children, Ray may have been the least likely of the children for Martha Bonham to take into her home to raise. Whether Ray was actually going by the Bonham name, as indicated above, or whether the census taker once again made an assumption of that, is not known. In the 1905 KS State census we again find this family still living in Stafford Co., KS with Frank Bonham now showing as the head of the household, and Martha was still alive at age 78, but Ray is no longer living with them.
It is interesting that Ida stated that her parent were born in KY, because in prior census records she had always correctly stated they were born in Tennessee. In the 1920 Federal census for Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA we find the family still in this community. Note that Margaret Bonham Kelly had named her oldest son, William Raymond Kelly, with his middle name being a remembrance of her younger brother, Albert Raymond Morton. We have heard that Ida Louise Easley Bonham (Morton) Holmes Hamilton passed away in Bakersfield, CA in the 1930s but we do not have a specific date for her death at this time. Note that at the time of this marriage, she was still going by the name of a€?Bonhama€? -- not Morton.A  This adds credence to the supposition that she may not have actually married Ira H.
Chris is planning one of his very infrequent trips to New York for next Januarya€™s BSI weekend, and I think I know what aspect of it is on his mind.
Ia€™ve just finished re-reading Irregular Crises of the Late a€?Forties which, of course, had to end just as the BSJ was about to be relaunched. Edgar Smith provided some of the desired information himself in a a€?Special Notice to a€?Old-Timea€™ Irregularsa€? that was included with some copies of the July 1951 issue sent out.
The press runs for each issue were already growing, he told the 60 graybeards: a€?Only 200 copies of Volume 1, Number 1 were printed, and 250 copies of Volume 1, Number 2. Almost precisely a year ago, during my websitea€™s Great Hiatus, I received a BSI history question from John, so here it is, and Thucydidesa€™ answer. I recently thought maybe I could buy a copy of the same book by Grillparzer that Morley used for the original Irregulars, and I remembered Tom Stix once telling me that he owned the book, but didna€™t want to give it to the BSI, instead to pass it on to someone who would care for it. Mike Whelan wrote me saying that Tom Stix never had possession of the Grillparzer Book, and that there are no copies extant because it was a blank book into which club members wrote short commentaries.
George Fletcher has an entire chapter describing Morleya€™s Grillparzer Book and its history in my BSI Archival History volume Irregular Memories of the a€™Thirties. Never used a typewriter, I think I said Adrian claimed (along with knowing his father better than anyone else living or dead). As Peter says, a€?ita€™s hard to imagine anyone forging Juliana€™s signature to make some money, since he signed just about everything he sent to anyone . My recollection is about the same as Jima€™s, and along the following lines, althoughA uncertain after all these years.
The report at Stevea€™s link on Ye Sette of Odd Volumes makes interesting reading even if we fail to find a connection to the BSI. I know about Bostona€™s Club of Odd Volumes,A as Ia€™m sure you do, but this English outfit is new to me. Ita€™s possible Christopher Morley, deep-dyed bookman, was aware of Ye Sette of Odd Volumes. The other day I had the good fortune to meet a famous English printer who is visiting in this country; and instead of talking about Plantin and Caslon and Bruce Rogers we found ourselves, I dona€™t know just how, embarked on a mutual questionnaire of famous incidents in the life of Sherlock Holmes. How I wish therea€™d been a garrulous eye-witness to that meeting of Morley and Morison in New York in 1926!
Now Smith might have been peeved with Ben Abramson, given the OS BSJa€™s collapse, butA I doubt he was a€?excommunicatinga€? him in giving Hoffman the same investiture in a€™52: Smith was a benign personality never given to nastiness even in exasperation, something clear from the many score letters of his in my Archival Histories.
And then, Edgar Smith excommunicating the likes of David Randall, Rufus Tucker (Smitha€™s colleague at GM), Rolfe Boswell, or Belden Wigglesworth?
But even in 1985, when Julian Wolff had Peter Blaua€™s excellent lists to work from, and Tony Montag and Dean Dickensheet were both alive, he conferred Vamberry the Wine Merchant a third time, on Arthur Liebman. I appreciate the attempt by my opponent at Augusta€™s Great Debate at Minnesota over the Sherlockian insignificance of Fr. The first three stock certificates were issued in January 1948 to Morley, Smith and Starrett.
Miriam a€?Deea€? Alexander, Smitha€™s secretary at GM Overseas Operations at the time, and serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the BSI, Inc., had already received a share as a gift in recognition of her unpaid service. I cana€™t say now whether Smith succeeded in unloading any more shares to any additional stockholders in the 1950s, but if he did, it would have been as a purely charitable act on the part of the new stockholders, because it was clear by then that the BSI Inc. Manfred Lee, half of the pair of cousins who were the mystery-writing team of Ellery Queen starting in the 1920s, was not a Baker Street Irregular, though he did attend the annual dinner in 1946.
ROBERT KATZ: I recollect hearing that the BSI once met at the Players Club and the speaker (possibly Leslie Marshall) ended his presentation by igniting a piece of flash paper, as used by professional magicians. The Irregularsa€™ annual dinner was held at The Players on January and was attended by 100 thirsty enthusiasts. Of course, all of our customs were strictly observed, and the Conanical and Irregular toasts were drunk. It was a long time ago, 1971: the second dinner at The Players, I believe, falling beyond the scope of my Archival Histories but before my first annual dinner at the Regency Hotel (the second there) in 1973.
With regard to Jim Montgomery, and the difference between membership in the BSI and the Irregular Shilling [see below], I dona€™t think we disagree . Roosevelt and Rathbone and Bruce received membership certificates, but so far as I know never Shillings nor Investitures .
Ia€™m reminded of the distinction that once was made between Irregular and irregular, but I dona€™t recall who started it . Ita€™s the same with my list of Sherlockian societies, which does not distinguish in any way between societies that are scions and those that are not . Actually, Don Pollock and I once wrote about a€?Packaging Holmes for the Paperbacksa€? that way in Baker Street Miscellanea (No.
Rex Stout was well-known for his Nero Wolfe mysteries when in early January 1941 Irregular Lawrence Williams suggested to Edgar W. But in not too much time, the Irregulars decided Stouta€™s heart was in the right place (after all, Archie Goodwin in at least one Nero Wolfe book had mentioned a picture of Sherlock Holmes hanging on the wall of their West 35th Street office), and he became a regular at the dinners; soon with a place at the head table, and the investiture a€?The Boscombe Valley Mysterya€? (conferred in 1949). In 1954, the Higher Criticism of the Wolfe Canon got underway with an article in Harpera€™s Magazine (July) by editor Bernard DeVoto. According to a friend of mine who belongs to the Baker Street Irregulars [DeVoto began], a paper by one of his colleagues suggests that Nero Wolfe may be the son of Sherlock Holmesa€™s brother Mycroft.
DeVoto proceeded to spread frivolous speculation tricked out to look like scholarship across half a dozen pages in that montha€™s Harpera€™s, all for the purpose of confounding Irregular speculation about Nero Wolfea€™s parentage. DeVotoa€™s volley only encouraged Irregular speculation, and the principal word on the subject, a€?Some Notes Relating to a Preliminary Investigation into the Paternity of Nero Wolfe,a€? was published in the Baker Street Journal in 1956 by John D. Back in 1942, at that Januarya€™s BSI dinner, Julian Wolff had responded to Stouta€™s a€?Watson Was a Womana€? with a talk of his own entitled a€?Nuts to Rex Stout.a€? Stout was not in attendance to hear it. Besides Baring-Gould, well known to Irregulars is John McAleera€™s biography Rex Stout in 1977.
Thata€™s right, and I didna€™t exactly find space for Woollcott in Baker Street Irregular -- he storms up the stairs to Morleya€™s hideaway office on West 47th Street, flings open the door, marches in, and seizes control of the secret meeting going on between Morley, Elmer Davis, Edgar W. However, the sad lack of a good old-fashioned bodice ripping in the previews of Baker Street Irregular is a discouragement for further page turning.
I dona€™t know that Ia€™d call it seismic, exactly; though I wouldna€™t call it joyous either.
I suspect the attrition rate among men in these scions due to the change of policy by the BSI is close to zero, though it did affect the allegiance of some to the BSI itself. And now that women do have seats at the national table, why, in your view,A have we seen so little classic Sherlockian scholarship from women or leadership at the scion level?
Many scion societies today do have women at the helm, on the other hand, and not only recently founded scions. The question is whether Woollcott was expected by Morley that night, or instead came as an unwelcome surprise to him. I cana€™t swear that Smith invited Woollcott to the 1940 dinner, or subsequent ones prior to Woollcotta€™s death in January 1943. The saga of the Holmes Peak will have to await another historian to do it and its Head Sherpa, the late Richard Warner, full justice, Bob. As if to prove that the age of Sherlockian fun is far from over, let us turn to 1985a€™s humorous highlight, Richard Warnera€™s guide to the ascent of Holmes Peak.
But time and Warner prevailed, and in this little chapbook, with a foreword by Michael Hardwick who represented the Empire at the dedication of Holmes Peak, Warner relates all one needs to know in order to scale this lofty monument to the best and wisest man we have ever known. Buster Keaton could not do it better than the deadpan Warner, without whom Holmes Peak might never have been named (or even noticed). It is a lovely hill, what in the Ozarks would be called a a€?bald knoba€? (that means no trees, for the less botanically astute), and the view is very fine. Dicka€™s case, boiled down, was that as Sherlock Holmes was once employed by the Vatican, naming the Peak after him qualified as meaningful to the Bishopa€™s work.
Billa€™s contributions to the BSI and our understanding of its history are legion, but his masterpiece is his splendid history of a piece of Irregular folklore bestowed upon the BSI at the end of the a€™40s by its greatest musical voice, James Montgomery (a€?The Red Circlea€?) of Philadelphiaa€™s Sons of the Copper Beeches: We Always Mention Aunt Clara.
Will Oursler was invested in the BSI in a€?The Abbey Grangea€? in 1956, preceded in that investiture by his father Fulton Oursler whoa€™d received it in 1950. Bill Vande Water has been engaged for some time in deep research on both Ourslers, for both the BSI and Mystery Writers of America, and if he ever finishes it, it should be the definitive account of the two men in our sphere. Can any reader shed light on this?A  Please let Thucydides know at the email address at the top of the column. Barak (which means lightening strikes) is found in the Book of Judges, (out of which judgment comes)where he was lead into battle by a woman Deborah (Lady Liberty) who called herself a mother in Israel and became a judge over them. She became the great whore, and the Mother of Harlots or Mother of Exiles that rides upon the back of the democrat (Ass) Beast.
Judges 5:4 Lord, when You went out of Seir, when You march out of the field of Edom, the Earth trembled, and the Heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water. 5:6 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways.
5:9 My heart is toward the governors of Israel that offered themselves willingly among the people.
Revelation 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, come and see. John 4:5 Then came he to a City of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. It is Habakkuk the Prophet that called down woe upon those that say to the Wood, it should awake, and to the dumb Stone that it should arise and teach. Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that says to the Wood, Awake; to the dumb Stone, Arise, it shall Teach!
Revelation 9:11 speaks of one rider on white (Ass) horse, with many crowns upon his head, which rule the Nation with a rod of Iron, with his garment dipped in blood, having an army following him upon white horses, but the rider is not a him, rather a her (Mystery Babylon the Great). The white (Ass) horse, (Horse with a U, becomes House ) is symbolic of the democratic (Ass) donkey which is the White House.
19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the Earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. Judges 4:4 And Deborah, (a prophetess), the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
The Bible follows the messianic line to Abraham's son, Isaac, and then to Isaac's son, Jacob who lived around 1900 BC.
Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the Earth, and its top reached to Heaven; and there the Angels of the Creator were ascending and descending on it.
Jacob had 12 Sons and great possessions not because he was shrewder than Laban but because the Creator was with him. Nothing can exist outside of Life regardless of whom or what they claim to be Good or Bad or just Indifferent. If Mother Earth is not set at Liberty (Free) from the Nations, who are against their own existence, and is using words such as Acceptance and Love, when their desired lifestyle is against Life. It is the Spirit and not the Flesh that is the influence of what I am sent to bear witness to, and if you were not given wings to soar as the eagle, what I say will be incomprehensible, unless you are humble enough to approach what is being said with an open mind and not an educated one. I am not sent to enlighten the people that already know, or who is here to prove how much their Education makes them know; it is only those with the desire to know that I am sent to. Pride in education keeps people in ignorance, so that they would rather condemn the things above their comprehension rather than admit that they are in the dark to Spiritual Truth. Prophesy would come to fulfillment on this Sunday Night in 2014, where the Grabby Awards opened up between the legs of Beyonce, and exited through the rear, with (queen) Latifah presiding over mass Gay and Lesbian wedding.
My question to the descendants of Slaves is this; for a people that profess to know (God) their Creator, as Jay Z said on stage that he wanted to thank him for his woman, do they really believe that the Creator can be mocked? Instead of asking for a love offering, why is it that the ministers doesna€™t explain to Israel in Captivity, that their past History is written in the Holy Bible, and it is this behavior that caused their Ancestors to be brought into Bondage, as Ezekiel Prophesied? Have you now lost your fear because slavery seems to be far behind you?A Isna€™t slavery enough punishment for you to bear, when you are still a despised people? I would like the descendants of slaves, to explain, who give them the confidence to commit these ungodly acts? Since Slavery was the punishment for adopting this lifestyle and behavior, who will protect you from the second punishment? Why would you put your confidence and trust in the very people that brought you into Bondage in the first place, when these same people treat you with hatred and scorn to this very day? Since you are confident that they will protect you from being punished, (because they are the ones with the power to punish others), you should ask them who will protect them from the destruction they have brought upon themselves. It is written of them that they are like a Pig that was washed from the mud only to go back to it again, where their second judgment will be worst than the first.
My Sisters has taken on the identity of Mystery Babylon the Mother of Harlots, and my brothers are even more guilty than they, for they became the follower in partaking of the forbidden fruit. How can I a man, allow the woman of my girl child, to get on the stage of the Sodomites, so that the world of lustful men and women can have sexual fantasies with her all at the same time.
Because they were totally stripped of their (physical) material wealth, It is almost impossible to teach such a people that the way to Spiritual Knowledge and Strength is to let go of the Physical things of Corruption and Sin.
How can you get a people whose life has been driven into poverty and hardship (because of loosing everything), to seek the path to Life, (Spiritual over-standing), when that path teaches them to give up the material things they were denied, that they desire to have? If they had possess Spiritual Truth, then Jay Z would know that having the lock and key to his wife physical body, doesna€™t mean that he alone is sleeping with her. Those that live within this Spiritual (eagle) will always ruler over those that allow their physical to rule them, unless they are able to break the spell which is to rise above education and enter into the house of Wisdom.
Spiritual whoredom is practiced amongst she that owns the Grabby Awards, the one that makes the unseen decisions, she uses her education to control those that worship her, so they are compelled to do whatever she desire of them.


It is Crya€™ist that said for a man to look at a woman lustfully, he has already committed fornication with her, and she was dressed as the temptress, X-rated fornication. It has been made legal for you to get Drunk (and in love), when the law put an end to prohibition, and you were liberated from yourself, and thought that you found love. It is not even an expression of self-love; it is Imitation love for the Great Whore, who is into herself, (woman power)A that leads only to shame and disgrace. Real woman power is tied into Life, (not money), this is why she is called Mother (Nature) Earth, and not Mother of Harlots. The influence of the great whore is so powerful that she first went to the Island and took the Sister that was teaching Cultural Awareness and because of poverty transformed her to become the foundation of this whoredom a€?Dance Halla€?. She is the one that is the heart of Jahrusalem, and it is from this house thatA spiritual warfare was first made against the Sodomites and their practices. Those condemning this practice were silenced, and their fire put out by those claiming to be the law, that took the side of big money, and have themselves bowed down to the sin. That it will be fulfilled, when Abram asked that Sodom be spared if there was but Ten Righteous and there was none found, not one, yet Lot by his presence kept the City alive, until he too, was, and is now fed up with Sin. When I speak against those who are the descendants of slavery, I do not speak in terms of condemnation, for how much more can this people be condemned? It is they who first gave up their Freedom and brought condemnation upon themselves (that caused their Bondage), by disobeying the Commands of their Creator, and until now they have refused to give up their sinful behavior. If they desire to be the blue print of those that rule over them, and who refuse to be corrected, then they will end up in their Condemnation, which is inevitable. Since they are the people that refuse the mercy shown them, then this mercy will now be withdrawn.
For I say Lo I come in the volume of the Book, it is written of I to do Thy Will, in the New Name a€?Jah Rastafaria€? that you have redeemed and have taken unto yourself so as to Liberate outcast Israel.
5:16 Let your light shine for the Glory of Mother Earth, so she will rejoice in you and Glorify in the Father that dwell within the War Dance of Lord Shiva. I will minister from the Arts, (for it represents my mothers house Stew-art, out of which I am born), and because of the Miseducation of my Sister Lauren Hill, who was brought into the House of Wisdom to sing a€?Lost Onea€? for I am sent to uphold the Commandments and establish New Jahrusalem as a City built upon a Hill. My Sister has proven to be spiritually stronger than all those who claim to be soldiers and those who believe they have the authority to sit in Judgment against her claiming that she owe them! These Vampires instead of repaying the descendants of those whose labor they robbed and have put into slavery, they sit in the Seat of their Creator as Judge and punisher against those who they have violated and claim they are indebted to them. I am the root of the Arrogant, sent to say the Law of the Land is the Commandments, and that the Native Inhabitants and those taken as Slave can never be indebted to IRS, or America.
Those who call themselves IRS who have made themselves God over the people, should show their faces for the people to see who is it they owe, for their own rules demands that everyone must have a physical Identity outside of a name.
If the IRS (Imperial Rootless Sinners) cannot be identified by face, then the people are indebted to just words, spiritual forces of darkness, the Demons of Forgetfulness.
The dance is a pictorial allegory of the five principle manifestations of Eternal energy, Creation, Destruction, Preservation, Salvation, and Illusion. I also love the story of the two golfers who were on the course when a funeral procession passed by. Speaking of kids and their skewed perspective of the world, this is especially true of students with respect to their teachers. The funniest kids' sermon fiasco I've ever heard may or may not have actually happened, but I'm telling it anyway.
There are many great comedians I have enjoyed over the years, but the people I admire most are people who don't get paid for it. In addition to the Ptolemaic world map on the conical projection, there is as the fourth TabulA¦ modernA¦ a circular map in the manner of the portolan [nautical] charts, but without the network of rhumb lines typical of the latter.
Most of the diagrammatic manuscript mappae mundi of the period 1150-1500 are oriented to the East. We must recall however that other atlases also often give different forms to a specific area. It is true that he takes over almost all the legends, about 30 in number, but he gives them in shorter or more detailed form and adds to them at least 18 new ones, and in some of the legends taken over from Walsperger he also shows that he is using his own knowledge.
There are in this desert innumerable lions, tigers, centaurs and various large unnamed animals. Island of Jupiter or Immortal Island where nobody dies but in old age is expelled and deprived of life. Here are black naked forest people who live on the fruit of a (certain) tree and therefore worship that tree. In the river Nile and its lakes there is plenty of purest gold, but there are many serpents and great crocodiles. Here the people are so obedient to their masters that they hang themselves quickly rather than provoke their mastera€™s wrath. On the coast of Scotland are trees on which grow geese suspended like pears, and as soon as they fall down they swim to the water and live. In England he stresses Winchelsea which at that time was in fact the most important of the Cinqueports, and Canterbury, giving a Germanized spelling to both, i.e. The atlas contains the usual 27 maps and, as Tabulae modernae, Spain, Italy, the Northern areas, and the circular world map. Ptolemya€™s land maps were rectangular with equidistant meridians and parallels of latitudes, or as Fischer put it: a€?on a modified Marinus-projectiona€?. Italy, as in numerous manuscripts and the Ulm editions, still has the old Ptolemaic sloping position, while Berlinghieri gives the peninsula its correct southeastern direction as all portolan maps had done long before. It thus represents the so-called Zamoiski-type, referred to by Fischer as the second version, while the Wolfegg MSS by Nicolaus Germanus and the Ulm editions which are close to it constitute the third version according to which Greenland is mistakenly placed north of Norway.
It is true that the printed Ulm and Berlinghieri editions are the only ones known whose world maps logically show at the equator square meshes of the five-degree network, while others, as far as can be judged from the reproductions by Fisher, have transverse oblongs (approxi-mately 4:5). The more difficult one, which was nevertheless recommended by Ptolemy, described by Fischer as a a€?modifieda€? conical projection with circular meridians, latitude parallels and borders is known to us from some printed editions (Berlinghieri, Ulm, etc.). In Ptolemy it was an almost rectilinear lozenge, strongly bent eastwards, with a head placed on it.
It is another enumeration of the most important provinces, 94 in number mostly identical with the chapter titles, and of their longitudes and latitudes. Fischer expresses the opinion that it comes from Italy since the former owner, the Naumburg Bishop Joh. Catherine on Mount Sinai, the Iron Tower as the passage to India (Legend 37), Noaha€™s Ark on Mount Ararat.
The atlas contains the usual 27 maps and, as Tabulae modernae, Spain, Italy, the Northern areas, and the circular world map.A  Here too the maps usually extend over two pages, but do not, as in later editions, consist of one piece, being drawn in two halves.
It thus represents the so-called Zamoiski-type, referred to by Fischer as the second version, while the Wolfegg MSS by Nicolaus Germanus and the Ulm editions which are close to it constitute the third version according to which Greenland is mistakenly placed north of Norway.A  Fischer discussed the dating of the map of the North and held that it could not be dated before 1474 since Holstein became a duchy only in that year. The 57th longitude degree is drawn in red like the climate lines and thus is especially marked in the series (every five degrees). It is true that the printed Ulm and BerlinghieriA  editions are the only ones known whose world maps logically show at the equator square meshes of the five-degree network, while others, as far as can be judged from the reproductions by Fisher,A  have transverse oblongs (approxi-mately 4:5).A  In the Zeitz map the mesh, if the meridian is prolonged to reach the equator, has a height of five degrees of latitude equal to eight degrees of longitude!
It has also occurred that the text and the maps were separated.A  In such a case it would seem in no wise impossible that these words were included without special thought, in other words that the Zeitz manuscript also originally contained only the maps.
Consequently, I can only name one person in my life today, other than family, which I have known for nearly five decades. I was accepted, an impressive accomplishment except for the fact that back then they pretty much took anyone who tried out. In my third year I realized that I was majoring more in Longhorn Band than electrical engineering, so I changed my major to Mus.
A special bond forms between the members of any group or team that has to work together to achieve a common goal, but each group experience is unique. I sometimes wonder how different my life would have been had John Tilly not gotten me to UT where I became part of Mr. This engineering student ended up in education for 32 years teaching band, math, and computers. I knew UT was a big school, so I assumed that they had a football team and a band.A  I would probably want to be in that band. Someone told us that they had high hopes for the UT football team that year, but after they went 0-1-1 in their first two games, we forgot about them and concentrated on our own Andrews Mustangs. I was accepted, an impressive accomplishment except for the fact that back then they pretty much took anyone who tried out.A  That soon changed. The other interesting memory from that week was the two girls from Houston who met for the first time at orientation then discovered that they had just graduated from the same high school! In yet another exciting come-from-behind win, Texas finished the season undefeated and the unanimous choice for National Champions. God is forever the same, but our understanding of Him is ever changing as we gain a greater understanding of the world. This past spring we waited for a€?the calla€? from the cabinet, but it never came, so we settled in for year number five. Meeting new people and exploring a new part of the state is an adventure, but making your furniture fit a new house and the dozens of address changes are a pain. I took care to allow more time for braking, and I carefully avoided any sudden changes in steering due to the unpredictable shimmy that followed.
We now look forward to making this house our home as we get to know the friendly folks in our new community, who have already shared many of their delicious home-grown tomatoes with us!
I was raised in Methodist parsonages all over the Texas Panhandle, and thanks to my wifea€™s second career as a United Methodist pastor, Ia€™ve spent the past 14 years doing the parsonage shuffle again. This past spring we waited for a€?the calla€? from the cabinet, but it never came, so we settled in for year number five.A  The appointments all became official at the churcha€™s Annual Conference held on Memorial Day weekend in Houston. Working towards the deadline of moving day plus remembering the things that must be handled in advance (forward the mail, cancel the papers, notify doctors, etc.) causes anxiety. Today, the preacher owns all the furniture, but the conference pays professional movers to move it.A  Thata€™s great, except that professional movers will not take any responsibility for liquids, so I still have to rent a U-Haul trailer to move all fuel, cleaning liquids, extra drinks, etc. At this point I realized that we would be heading north without the treadmill, but now what?A  I called NordicTrack and they assured me they could send a team out to disassemble the treadmill in a few days.A  I thought this might work since the house would be vacant for a week. The lawn mower I inherited is nice and fairly new.A  I tried to ride it around the yard, but it got extremely awkward since it has no seat.
Easley Bonham--the twins who died when just a few months old, and the four living children, three of which (# 1, 2 & 4) all claim that Aaron Bonham was their father, but #3 (Raymond) always claimed that his father was Ira Morton. Aaron and Ida could have divorced, she then quickly married Ira Morton in the fall of 1885 (after the census) and they could have had a son, Raymond, the following year--Sept 1886.A  We know Ira died in 1888, and Ida could have been reconciled to Aaron and remarried him with Bernice born to them in 1888.
Aaron may have died in about 1884.A  Ida could have married Ira Morton in the fall of 1885 (after the census) and then had both Raymond (1886) and Bernice (1888) prior to Iraa€™s death on 12 Dec. I mean the quotation from the bar bill at some long-ago BSI Dinner, listing the number of whiskies, gins, and scotches consumed, and "1 beer"? Anxious to avoid another failure through lack of support, he was appealing to 60 BSI a€?old-timersa€? (a€?in order to spread the clerical load, and to facilitate the voluntary work by which alone the Journal can keep goinga€?), to renew their subscriptions for 1952 right away without waiting for the renewal form that would accompany the October issue, the final one of the year. 1 and 2 a€?reproduction issuesa€? had to wait until the NS BSJ seemed securely on its feet, its subscriber base grown to a safe point and new subscribers seeking copies of the first two Numbers.
I contacted Mike Whelan about it: I thought he would know enough about it that I could get another copy.
Someone (dona€™t remember who it was) who fancied himself a bit of a conjuror was at the head table, which included Alfred Drake as then-president of The Players, and seated next to Drake. Julian told me later that the bar bill was of the magnitude of treble the food bill.A Thing was, the bartenders, of whom there were several, strategically located around the rooms,A were pouring generously, including for themselves, encouraging BSIs to put down their partially consumed glasses and get fresh ones -- and soon lost the ability to check off accurate numbers of drinks served. A Both for its own sake, and because it suggests what the typewriter that Conan Doyle owned in the early 1890s may have been like. Symons a€” author of The Quest for Corvo a€” and am thus reading his brother Juliana€™s biography of him.
The notiona€™s wrong, and theA tip-off should have been the misapprehensiona€™s source a€” S.
All it takes is to know the notiona€™s absurd is to look up what men Smith supposedly excommunicated. The first comprehensive if imperfect list of investitures and holders I know of is one by C.
Ronald Knox, to explain away such an elementary (let us say, fundamental) mistake on Knoxa€™s part, but Ia€™m reminded, a bit sadly, of the famous exchange between Dr. Smith started talking to Christopher Morley about incorporating the BSI sometime the summer of 1947, both to create a lucrative publishing program (they thought), and to manage takeover of the BSJ if Ben Abramsona€™s publishing of it collapsed (as it did in 1949). His cousin Frederic Dannay first attended it in 1942, and became part of the BSI for the rest of his long life (dying in 1982), and was invested as a€?The Dying Detectivea€? in 1950.
I think the noted actor Alfred Drake was sitting next to the speaker and was, needless to say, quite startled by this. The Constitution and Buya€”Laws, as well as the Musgrave Ritual and Sherlock Holmesa€™s Prayer, were read, and the Sherlockian songs of Jim and Bruce Montgomery were played and enjoyed. So I asked Jim Saunders (a€?The Beryl Coroneta€?) and George Fletcher (a€?The Cardboard Boxa€?), both invested in 1969, for their memories. Nash was, Morley once said, one of the Doubleday, Doran a€?assembly mena€? present at the speakeasy in the East a€™Fifties in 1930 when Morley was commissioned to write his a€?In Memoriama€? foreword for the first Complete Sherlock Holmes. Perhaps the matter can be cleared up when I get to the a€™Fifties volumes of the Archival History, or perhaps Peter Blau or someone else can shed light on this. Smith that Stout would be a good person to attend the up-coming 1941 annual dinner (held the 31st) and respond to some awful things Somerset Maugham had said about the Sherlock Holmes stories in a recent Saturday Evening Post article. He had already turned down an invitation from favorite-contributor Elmer Davis to join the Baker Street Irregulars, on grounds of silliness. I cannot find the treatise that contains this absurdity and mention it only as an example of the frivolous speculation tricked out to look like scholarship with which the Holmes cult defrauds the reading public. A strident anti-isolationist before Pearl Harbor, he was off creating the Writers War Board to support the U.S.
In 1961, when he became the BSIa€™s Commissionaire, he created the honor known as the Two-Shilling Award a€?for extraordinary devotion to the cause beyond the call of duty,a€? and the first one went that January to Rex Stout. You cana€™t copyright titles of books, and if you could, this one would belong to the Conan Doyle Estate;-- fortunately, my client in a different sphere of my Irregular life.
How heavily attended are the all-male scion societies these days, setting aside the Pips, as it is not a scion society?
The all-male scion societies 20 years ago that occur to me were The Maiwand Jezails of Omaha, Hugoa€™s Companions of Chicago, Philadelphiaa€™s Sons of the Copper Beeches, The Speckled Band of Boston, and The Six Napoleons of Baltimore. It has been a long time since the a€?Junior Sherlockian movementa€? of the 1960s replenished the BSIa€™s ranks during the a€™70s, and since the comparable a€?Sherlock Holmes booma€? of the 1970s flowed from the successes of the Royal Shakespeare Company revival of William Gillettea€™s Sherlock Holmes and Nicholas Meyera€™s novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. I need to point out that the first woman to be an Irregular, mystery critic Lenore Glen Offord (a€?The Old Russian Womana€?), was tapped way back in 1958, but I also acknowledge that it didna€™t include invitations to the BSIa€™s annual dinners. So far, in the Manuscript and International Series published by the BSI, why am I not seeing womena€™s bylines more often, if at all? Ita€™s a question youa€™d have to address to ones directly responsible for those series of books published by the BSI, or to the Big Cheese himself, Mike Whelan, who has also presided over the International Series from the start, I believe. He was of course a notorious enfant terrible, and Ia€™m sure not above crashing a party given by a fellow book-caresser like Christopher Morley. But he sent Woollcott a copy of his 1939 Appointment in Baker Street lavishly inscribed to Woollcott as Baker Street Irregular, and Woollcott appears on Smitha€™s December 5, 1940, BSI membership list given in my BSJ Christmas Annual a€?Entertainment and Fantasya€?: The 1940 BSI Dinner. He has only one scene with a speaking part, and that in June 1940, but he was such a Fabulous Monster it was great fun to write him into the tale. As you know, ita€™s been my steadfast intention from the start to cover the years 1930 to 1960, when Edgar Smith died and Julian Wolff succeeded him, and then stop, since the decades which followed are too recent for sound historical judgments. Those acquainted with the doings of The Afghan Perceivers of Tulsa know well the daring of their intrepid exploits, which have struck awe (and some terror) in small towns throughout the American Southwest. To have been at the dedication last summer, complete with the Afghanistan Perceiversa€™ widely dreaded drum-and-bugle corps, must have been a marvelous one-of-a-kind occasion; but much of its charm and wit is surely captured in this little chapbook. When Bishop Eusebius Beltran told Dick that the hill needed a name a€?more meaningful to his work,a€? a lesser mortal would have taken no for an answer, and returned to whatever one does on a windswept prairie. This letter was promptly bounced back to the esteemed Bishop Eusebius Beltran (fiction writers, I defy you to create a more dazzling cognomen), who replied on behalf of his Pontiff.
Rabe will get a chapter of his own in the first a€?Fifties volume of the Archival History, along with his Old Soldiers of Baker Street (the Old SOBs).
I find I reviewed this item myself in Baker Street Miscellanea when it came out in 1990, see here. Katz: Will Ourslera€™s talks at BSI dinners are said to be legendary, although I am not sure why. 4:6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, have not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, go and draw toward Mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? 5:5 The Mountains melted from before the Lord, even Sinai from before the Lord God of (Babylon the Great) Israel. 5:7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a Mother in Israel.
The place of drawing waters is where she claim to deliver the people from the Archer, for it is is the place where the Lamb confronted her (Jacobs Well), about her Whoredom.
For she claim to have liberated the people by delivering them from the noise of the (Archer) Lamb. Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
19:14 And the armies that were in heaven followed her upon white horses, and were clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 19:16 And she hath on her vesture and on her thigh a name written, (Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots). The Palm was placed in the path of Crya€™ist when he rode into Jahrusalem on a (Ass) donkey. Both his parents were illiterate, but being a devout Christian, his mother sent him to a local Methodist School when he was about seven. The Creator protected Jacob all the way and also prepared his brother Esau's heart so that he was no longer angry.
They were first warned by the Creator not to follow the lifestyle and behavior of the Sodomites, and Instead of them being punished for leading you intoA Immorality, it is you that was punished for following them.
It is written that the daughters of Jahrusalem, have made her sister Sodom (who taught her to commit whoredom) look innocent, for she have taken it to a higher level. You are educated and have enough money now to do as you please, because those that rule over you are doing as they please, is that it?
We are born balanced between the Spiritual and the Physical, and the Spiritual is our Strength. Physical whoredom is manifested amongst she who lives within the lower order of life, she that became the street woman, the outcast.
It is Babylon the Great (Revelation 17) who had her singing a€?Drunk In Lovea€?, which is exactly what it was. How will it benefit I in condemning them, seeing that it is only through them that the World will find Freedom. When I speak against their behavior as the Truth declares, I speak in terms of Correction, not condemnation. The time for overlooking her sins are at an End, so thatA those under her spell (because of her authority over them), will be removed from Spiritual Darkness.
1:32 Who knowing the Judgment of the Creator, that they, which commit such things, are worthy of Death, not only do they do it, but have pleasure in those that that they made into followers.
2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the Churches, He that overcome shall not be hurt of the second Death. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, until heaven and earth pass, none of the Commandments shall pass from the Law of Life, until all be Fulfilled. The rhythm of dance is a metaphor for the Balance in the Universe, which Shiva hold so masterfully. As Lord of the Dance, I am he who is sent to purify the Dance Hall, and return my Sisters back to their Virginity.
One of them stopped, took off his cap, and waited quietly until the somber parade had passed. Most parents have nightmares about what their child might say into the pastor's mike, and many of them have stories to share that they would just as soon not.
Early elementary teachers have to deal routinely with students who are shocked to see them buying groceries or shopping at Wal-Mart. The circular world map has a diameter of 45.7 cm (44 cm wide and 57 cm high), there are minor cuts on the sides, but originally it must have been complete as indicated by the fact that on the left side, where the sheet has been enlarged by pasting on a narrow strip of paper, parts of the legend have been lost.
But among the maps contemporary with that of the Zeitz mappa mundi is the 1448 world map of Andreas Walsperger (#245), the so-called Borgia world map (#237) of the first half of the 15th century, the Benedetto Cotruglia€™s De navigatione world map of 1465 (#250) and the Fra Mauro mappa mundi (#249) of the last quarter of that century are all oriented to the South. Likewise, the limits of the terrestrial disc as determined by the circle are the same, the only difference being that in Walsperger this circle is drawn eccentrically and does not define the limits of the map, and, moreover, it is not complete, being interrupted by the seas.
Thus, to the legend according to which the wife is buried alive on her husbanda€™s death, he adds the critical remark that Strabo had stated that the wife was burnt (Legend 35). In their stead Donnus Nicolaus Germanus, who worked in Florence, introduced from 1466, not only for the Tabulae modernae but also for the actual Ptolemaic maps, the trapezoid form with slanting meridians, retaining however the horizontal latitudes (the so-called Donis projection). Although in this case, as in the case of the modern maps of Spain and Italy, the portolan maps had smoothed the road to truth, Germanus gives Jutland the form of a prancing caterpillar with an open mouth (the eastern mouth of the Lim Fjord?), which is familiar to us especially from the Ulm editions. While Walsperger lists kA¶ppenhan in Denmark, Zeitz considers the southern outer port of DragA¶r?
Winkelse and Candelburg.A  This divergence from the portolan maps is striking, as Canterbury was called a€?sco pomas da€™conturbaa€? in the Pisan map and Winchelsea is spelled Ginalexo almost without any variation from the Luxor Atlas to at least FreducciA  in 1538 (London).
It is the only map to show Jews, with their pointed hats, confined in the mountains by Gog and Magog (Legend 40).
In addition to the outer frame with degrees there are also two inner frames, also with indication of degrees, as was the case in the Nancy codex of 1427 and the Brussels Lat. The map of Europe VIII (the area between the Baltic Sea and the Balkans) thus shows, despite the previous existence of the map of the North, only the island Scandia, while in the maps referred to above the entire southeast of Sweden with Bornholm and Gotland have been taken over from the map of the North. Also the Zeitz map says a€?ducatusa€? but writes correctly a€?olsaciea€?.A  Later, after the date October 4, 1468, had been established in the Wolfegg manuscript, Fischer arrived at the conclusion that this type had existed earlier as confirmed by the Zeitz map. FischerA  discusses the Zeitz manuscript and calls it only a€?a peculiar and, indeed, incomplete world map which, as regards structure and execution, depends on the outline maps of the second Greek version of Ptolemya€?. Although in this case, as in the case of the modern maps of Spain and Italy, the portolan maps had smoothed the road to truth,A  Germanus gives JutlandA  the form of a prancing caterpillar with an open mouth (the eastern mouth of the Lim Fjord?), which is familiar to us especially from the Ulm editions.
As an honor student and first chair trombone in the band, I figured I was pretty well set for life. Since we graduated in a€™69, we may have been part of the first administration of the test. I played my trombone next to people who grew up in the Austin area dreaming of the day when they would take their places in the ranks of burnt orange bandsmen. This country boy from the anthills of West Texas stumbled into, and became part of, an historic college football season with more than enough memories to last a lifetime. I tried to provide my students with some of the positive experiences I enjoyed as a student. Then on New Years Day 1969 I was watching TV and stumbled onto a game called the Cotton Bowl and there was the UT band!
As the banda€™s numbers began to exceed 400, the selection process became much more competitive. However, after a flu epidemic the week before an OU game thinned the ranks of the LHB, the ladies came to the rescue and have marched ever since. In 1970 I met Beverly Green, a freshman saxophone player from Austin who was the daughter of a Baptist minister.A  Beverly had made a last minute switch from enrolling in her parentsa€™ alma mater, Baylor, to attend UT. He died this September (2014) at the age of 95.A  Just last year he was still directing the Longhorn Band in The Eyes of Texas at a football game.


There are only a couple of items that have thus far mysteriously failed to appear, and I am a€?this closea€? to having room in the garage for BOTH CARS! The next Sunday Beverly gave her congregation the good news; on Monday she started a new book study group, on Tuesday she got a€?the calla€?!
I was also painfully reminded by the aches and pains of my suddenly increased physical labor that this is the oldest Ia€™ve ever been!
When the man from the moving company came to do our pre-move inspection, we discovered that the treadmill was larger than the door. There are only a couple of items that have thus far mysteriously failed to appear, and I am a€?this closea€? to having room in the garage for BOTH CARS!A  The last house had limited storage, which necessitated the use of half the garage.
No one seems as impressed with my accomplishment as they probably should, but Ia€™m proud nonetheless!
A prolific music and theater critic in Los Angeles area newspapers and magazines, he died in May, seated at his keyboard writing a review when the fatal heart attack came. Ia€™m sure Tom said he had it and did not want to pass it on to the BSI, and even more sure it wasna€™t a a€?blanka€? book: why was it called the Grillparzer Book if it was blank? He received the Two-Shilling Award in 1983 for the immense help he gave Julian Wolff with the BSJ over many years, and was its actual publisher a number of years when he ran Fordham University Press.
Based on the description of the bartending, it was a case of if you can remember it you weren't there. This Irregulara€™s shtick (excuse me, a€?papera€?) included, and ended with, igniting a bit of flash paper that erupted and fell from his hand onto the tablecloth, thus landing in Drakea€™s immediate proximity.
I recall one bartender as being just this side of falling-down drunk.A Many BSIs were only too happy to get a fresh one when the old ice cubes had dwindled or the mixer had lost its fizz, or some combination thereof, and I recall the vast array of partially consumed drinks sitting all over the place. A His dreadful son Adrian swore that his father never owned or used one, but in fact Conan Doyle mentions having one in letters written from South Norwood, though it appears his sister Connie, living there at the time, used it mostly to prepare replies to correspondence hea€™d received. But Bigelow had only been invested in 1959, hadna€™t known Smith long or well, was outside the mainstream of the BSI, and looking for a reason to explain his receiving an investiture someone else still in the ranks had. Leslie Marshall (a€?A Scandal in Bohemiaa€?), who returned to the fold after many yearsa€™ absence. Stix, Jr.), by Bill Jenkins a€” to end a€” the reports of the Scion Societies, followed by the usual informal discussions. And then your old fellow saddle-tramp Lenore Carroll touched on the same thing in a€?Exploring a€?The Country of the Saintsa€™: Arthur Conan Doyle as Western Writera€? in BSM 51 (Autumn 1987). In stating here the insoluble problem which will always frustrate biographers of Nero Wolfe I confine myself, as a member of the American Historical Association in good standing, to examining the source documents according to the approved methods of historical research.
Baring-Gould, already the author of Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street and editor of The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, made the idea a foundation-stone of another book, Nero Wolfe of West 35th Street. My experience of Hugoa€™s Companions is limited, and nil in the case of The Maiwand Jezails and Speckled Band, but none of them have changed their policies. Even the wave of newcomers from the television series starring Jeremy Brett that debuted in 1984 was a long time ago now.
Leavitta€™s expostulations to the contrary in his 1961 BSJ two-parter a€?The Origins of 221B Worship.a€? When Edgar W. So I presume Woollcott had been invited to the January a€™40 dinner at the Murray Hill Hotel too.
But none have reached so high a pinnacle as the naming and ascent of Holmes Peak, which rises majestically 262 feet above the prairie floor, and from whose wind-swept summit practically all of Osage County, Oklahoma, can be seen.
At one time we had passes for the ski lift, but I have seem to have misplaced them (as Dick seemed to have misplaced the lift).
Dick showed this document to John Bennett Shaw, who was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and other arms of the Church. Smitha€™s death, he also edited the Baker Street Journal for many years, influenced the BSI weekenda€™s shape with his Saturday cocktail party (first in his home for those he invited, then at the Grolier Club when numbers grew too great, and after that it was Katie bar the door); and then, Julian also handed out more investitures than anyone else before or since. Ia€™m sure Tom said he had it and did not want to pass it on to the BSI, and even more sure it wasna€™t a a€?blanka€? book:A  why was it called the Grillparzer Book if it was blank? Jaha€™sus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
This cosmic dance of Shiva is called the Dance of Bliss, and symbolizes the Cosmic cycles of Creation and Destruction, as well as the daily rhythm of Birth and Death. An example of this would be the story about a small country church that got a new preacher. A small child's attempts to understand the complex world of adults can lead to many erroneous and humorous conclusions. At our church the kids recently celebrated a€?Veterinarian's Daya€? and last Christmas when asked to describe Christmas decorations in their homes, they forgot an important one. As the students age, so does their understanding of teachers as a€?real people,a€? but even in high school there can be some surprises. One of my freshman algebra students was visiting with me after school and was trying to wax philosophical. Last Christmas Beverly bought me personalized University of Texas license plates for my car, which display my initials and year of graduation - BCT 75. He's seen a lot of life, and if I could spend more time with him, I would do an entire essay on Jim Roy, but I'll limit this initial introduction to a couple of my favorite comments.
Speaking of his saintly wife, I asked her if he was following her around one day and he jumped in with, a€?Oh it's quite the opposite! The map was also formerly folded, as can be seen from a mark passing through Jerusalem, the center of the map.
Thus it is not surprising that, around the mid-15th century, a mappa mundi was oriented to the South. In Walsperger, the circumference forming the northern limit, with an extensive stretch of sea beyond, makes Norway appear as a peninsula, although, as the Zeitz map shows, this was not the intention (in the Table, the southern part of Norway seems to be cut off by a sea inlet, while actually the separating feature is a mountain chain). In this connection, compare the Catalan-Estense map in Modena (#246), whose author, approximately contemporary with Walsperger (#245), used the old portolan chart as a basis and only enlarged it to east and south to about double the extent. And in contradiction to Walspergera€™s statement that in Norway the trolls (goblins) appeared in concrete shapes (in figuris) and aided people, the Zeitz map says (Legend 45) that, instead, they beat them but had never yet been seen.
According to NordenskiA¶ld, Berlinghieria€™s printed edition is the only one to retain the rectangular form, and the Bologna edition is the only one that uses the pure conical projection with slanting meridians and bent parallels of latitude. However, it appears already in the first version (which lacks the map of the North) in the Germania map and was then taken over into the map of the North.
This opinion is contradicted by the fact that the script is Gothic, while contemporaneous manuscripts that came from Italy already show the antique. Also Truntbaym (elsewhere tronde = Trondhiem), rogel (Rochelle) and the frequent use of W instead of V (Wenecia, Wiena) must be cited as examples of Germanization. As regards also the shape of the mountains, the number of cities and other symbols, Zeitz differs considerably, and on the whole appears to be executed with less care. While I expected to discover new and exciting things about the wide world beyond west Texas, I had no idea how small the sliver of my experience thus far had been. In a university of 30,000+ students, a tight-knit group of 300 band members became my family. John graduated with a degree in journalism in four years (one of those anomalies) and went on to become a lawyer in Dallas. John was a fellow honor student so we had a lot of the same classes and even double-dated in our later HS years. Actually, there were two UT bands, because Texas was playing Tennessee, but I was more interested in the burnt orange group. From the marching flags to the fringed uniforms to the beaver Stetson hats, DiNino infused the Longhorn Band experience with personality and pride. In a university of 30,000+ students, a tight-knit group of 300 band members became my family.A  The Longhorn Band was a fine musical organization, but most of the band members were not music majors. She only tried out for LHB because of the insistence of her high school best friend, Brenda Dees.
My freshman band was the first group to rehearse in the new, state-of-the-art band hall.A  In the summer of a€™69 the LHB had moved out of the converted barracks building (outgrown years before) that served as the banda€™s a€?temporarya€? quarters for 20 years. The man had an incredible memory, super human energy, and a larger-than-life personality that inspired the creation of The Showband of the Southwest over half a century ago. One of the biggest plusses of this system is that (in theory) every pastor has a church and every church has a pastor.
Due to an unusual circumstance in a church far, far away, there was an opening for a pastor and Beva€™s name was submitted.A  Five weeks later our earthly possessions were loaded onto a moving van, and we headed for our new home over 250 miles up Hwy. 69 from the left.A  I saw the large SNAP-ON truck head for my lane, but due to a vehicle in the left turn lane, he did not see me. He recommended that I partially disassemble it prior to moving day to facilitate its removal. This place has tons of storage, but limited closet space, of which the other house had abundance. The BSJa€™s circulation wasna€™t the deep dark secret that it is today, but it will take further research to uncover just when those a€?reproduction issuesa€? were produced. George went on to be Astor Curator of Printed Books and Bindings at the Pierpont Morgan Library, later Director of Special Collections at the New York Public Library. Nor must we omit to mention those elegant keepsakes that we received through the courtesy of several Irregulars. Instead he agitated the Irregulars that night with his soon notorious talk a€?Watson Was a Womana€? (which included an acrostic in which titles of Watsona€™s tales spelled out the name Irene Watson). I construct only one hypothesis and I make no test of that one, leaving it for other scholars to test and apply as they may see fit. And Nicholas Meyer (a€?A Fine Morocco Case,a€? BSI) made use of the idea as well in his novels. Anderson, a valued contributor to Baker Street Miscellanea when he was was a professor of English at Texas A&M and Denison Universities, is now president of St.
In fact Starrett proceeded to Christ Cellaa€™s by hansom cab that evening with Woollcott, from the lattera€™s apartment (known as a€?Wita€™s Enda€?) at 450 East 52nd Street. Smith started organizing the 1940 revival dinner, Morley dug up an old invitation list for Smitha€™s use, and Woollcott was on it. He concludes by describing the Preservation Societya€™s elaborate future plans for Holmes Peak, including such juicy things-to-come as the Scenic Highway to the top, the Holmes Cenotaph (a design contest will be announced soon), the Doyle Ski Basin, and Holmesworld amusement park. John told Dick the good Bishop had expressed himself harshly as a Bishop was allowed to, and still stay on the side of the angels.
It would be interesting to learn more about his Whoa€™s Who, his role in the Voices of Baker Street, the formation of the Mrs. Army directly into the BSI at the beginning of the a€?50s, and by 1955 had the investiture of a€?Colonel Warburtona€™s Madness,a€? which also tells us Edgar W.
Many of his Irregulars are gone today, like him, but lots of them made tremendous contributions to the BSI that are felt to this day. When I first attended the BSI annual dinner in 1973, he had been a fixture there many years, and I found it was a tradition for him to give one of the talks each year -- and for his talk to be totally unintelligible. George Fletcher and I had a drink at the bar afterward but they wouldna€™t let us pay.A They put everything on Juliana€™s membership account. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. After he'd been there a few weeks, he was shaking hands with his parishioners one Sunday as they left the church when a young girl looked up at him with sad eyes and said, a€?Preacher, when I grow up, I'm gonna save all my money and give it to you.a€? He was deeply touched by this sentiment even though also somewhat puzzled by it.
I'm impressed that you would show such respect for a funeral.a€? George said, a€?Well, Edith was a faithful wife for 42 years. We so quickly forget what it was like to be a child that we are often surprised by the things they say.
When carefully prompted to say a€?mangera€? by giving a description, an eager hand shot up and answered a€?Gingerbread Housea€?! We so quickly forget what it was like to be a child that we are often surprised by the things they say.A  When my son was 5, he knew that the sun was a huge ball of fire, but he couldn't understand how it could set in the west without setting all the grass on fire west of town.
The proud pastor makes an obvious choice for the day's sermon topic and starts by asking a question. The sea, as in all other maps of this atlas, is green, the mountain ranges grayish-brown or yellow, while the cities are represented by small filled red circles. Some explanations also include the influence of the contemporary Islamic cartography, the cosmographical concepts of Aristotle, and, of course, the maritime commercial focus of the Indian Ocean and thus towards the South. The author of the latter map has, consequently, used either that of Walsperger or a source common to both.
But unlike this Modena map, which shows even fewer cities than most portolan charts, we find in the same area on both charts almost the same wealth of topographical data which is surprising (since the portolan charts never suggested anything of the kind) in the first Tabulae modernae of Spain and Italy appended by Donnus (Donis) Nicolaus Germanus.
And the legend concerning trees that give birth to birds (Legend 46), which all other maps, including Walsperger, place near Ireland, is in Zeitz linked to Scotland.
However the Zeitz Germania map retains the Ptolemaic rectangular shape of the land map and Jutlanda€™s old shape, although it shows the new form in the map of the North. Much more weight attaches to the germanization of city names, referred to above, which we find also in Walsperger who worked in Constance. Directly outside the gate holding them in are the characteristic legends a€?here the pygmies fight with the cranesa€? (a reference to the ancient tale of the pygmies and the cranes) and a€?here men eat the flesh of mena€?. This usage presumably had its origin in the difficulty of obtaining large sheets of vellum of double size for the often used format of a€?fol. Back then most people were white, different sexual orientations did not exist, you were lucky to get three channels on your TV, and except for going to church on Sundays, nothing was more important than high school football.
Beverly ended up with degrees from UT, A&M, and SMU, or as we like to say, almost half of the old Southwest Conference! Fortunately for me, John decided that he and I would make great college roommates, and by our junior year we had a plan. It did not matter if one was a business, education, or humanities major, or even an engineer or pre-med student. When I realized that we would soon be attempting to occupy the same physical space, I firmly applied my brake, sat on my horn and headed for the ditch.
Financially, I showed a profit on the evening of $22, which I have posted against past deficits without a qualm. He is a leading member of the Grolier Club today as a rare books & manuscripts authority, and a bibliophile whose exhibitions there and elsewhere are glowingly reviewed in the New York Times.
The bar tab at The PlayersA was a main incentive for finding accommodations at the Regency. The one from Lew Feldman(see Inventory)was most magnificent, and Fred Dannay generously supplied each of us with the Feb. Ia€™m a member of the latter, and also of Chicagoa€™s Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), but while both have only male members, one sees many women at the Houndsa€™ sole annual gathering every autumn, and not only spouses but others invited on their own merits -- including you this year, or so I hear, Dahlinger. In the faculty workroom (we're not allowed to use the term a€?faculty loungea€?), he was a dry wit and a constant source of amusement. Without being too immodest I began listing what I perceived as my attributes and included the often-made comment (by people other than myself) that I had a good sense of humor.
His best attempt to hide his intense jealousy was, a€?Gee, brother, how much extra did it cost to put your age on there?a€? Classic Budd.
Otherwise I'd have to kiss her good-bye!a€? Granted, these would be funnier if you could hear Jim Roy do the delivery. As he had renounced Walspergera€™s scientific additions (celestial spheres, climates, polar legends, etc.), which partly fill the seas, he could also do without the now empty ocean space and close the two circles. Especially in the German region we find names of quite insignificant places like Ragnit, the only town of the district of the same name in the former East Prussia.
The author of the Zeitz map gives the islands of the Indian Ocean names different from Walsperger in part (Insula Jabadum, Orgia, Insula preciossissima); he also shows Imaus mons, the Magnus sinus and other details absent from Walsperger, and places the Amazons not on the continent but on one of these islands.
Finally, the correction of a€?olfaciea€? into a€?olsaciea€?, as stated above, speaks for a German rather than an Italian author. The author of the ZeitzA  map gives the islands of the Indian Ocean names different from Walsperger in part (Insula Jabadum, Orgia, Insula preciossissima); he also shows Imaus mons, the Magnus sinus and other details absent from Walsperger, and places the Amazons not on the continent but on one of these islands. Within the enclosure is a crowd of people, the only ones depicted on the entire map, wearing pointed hats - a clear though exaggerated reference to the a€?Jewa€™s hata€? of medieval custom.
My only college experience was the Tech-Arkansas football game that another frienda€™s family took me to in Lubbock. To complete the last year of her seminary studies at SMU, Beverly lived with John and his wife Wanda in Irving during the week, making the three-hour journey home each weekend. Texas won the game, consecutive win #9 in what would eventually become a school-record 30 game win streak. In an on-again, off-again relationship over the next few years, we finally got married in 1976 and ita€™s been on-again ever since! Fortunately, I was able to slow down enough to let him on and ease back onto the road before hitting the ditch.
It has however been a very useful investment to me, for Connie often does as many as six or seven letters a day for me with it, and very well indeed she does them. A Ia€™d be particularly interested if one of its members in the 1920s was Stanley Morison, because it was Morleya€™s chance meeting with him in New York in 1926, that revived Morleya€™s long-dormant boyhood enthusiasm for Sherlock Holmes. Bigelow was scrambling to apologizeA for casting doubt on Lee Offorda€™s investiture (as a€?The Old Russian Woman,a€? 1958) genuineness or validity.
Roberts did, of course, in his 1929 essay A Note on the Watson Problem, but I am far from home and without my copy to consult, to see if he had something to say about it. Taking place simultaneously with the Copper Beechesa€™ spring and autumn dinners every year is a dinner for wives called The Bitches of the Beeches -- started long ago by my late mother-in-law Jeanne Jewell, the idea being to get their drunk husbands home alive.
Bill was an unforgettable personality with a zany streak of humor, and added something long-lasting to the BSI weekend in January with Mrs. It not only had profound effects upon our scholarshipa€™s trajectory, it brought huge numbers of new adherents into the fold (including me). Ia€™m not sure a€?legendarya€? is the word, but once youa€™d heard him, you didna€™t forget it; they were incoherent, phantasmagoric, even delusional, but delivered in a sort of bravura style that held your attention. At that point he looked at me with shock and sputtered, a€?You're not funny!a€? I was somewhat taken aback by this response, because I always a€?killed ita€? in the workroom. I have enjoyed the Reader's Digest for decades, especially a€?Laughter, the Best Medicine.a€? Sadly, I was never funny enough to make that column - and I tried. Like Walsperger, he represents Europe as having a a€?cata€™s backa€? in the north, Jutland with the same pronounced contraction, Sweden as an island, and finally, the Baltic Sea in the same form, different from that in the portolan charts. Finally it is also very remarkable that he re-establishes the island of Meroe in the Nile, common to all old maps from Ptolemy, but replaced in Walsperger by a lacus Meroys. The confusion of Gog and Magog with the Ten Lost Tribes is not surprising unless contrasted with the careful scholarship of a Fra Mauro (#249).
Some maps or half-maps as well as explanations are lacking, and others have been mis-bound.
He had studied our profiles (with pictures attached) and knew virtually everyonea€™s name on the first day a€“ thata€™s over 100 freshmen band members.
One advantage of staying in band an extra year was the fifth-year lettering award a€“ a set of Longhorns.
Ia€™ve learned a lot over the years, and Ia€™m grateful to all those who have helped direct my life.
One of my treasured possessions is a copy of Terry Freia€™s book, Horns, Hogs, & Nixon Coming. Smith died in September 1960, and apparently posed an administrative burden without financial reward for his sons.
I remember sitting there my first time wondering what the hell, because I didna€™t understand what was going on, but for others it was clearly an expected item on the bill of fare. One day we had a faculty meeting before school and a couple of my first period students attended for some good reason, although I can't remember why. Then I realized that he had the misfortune of being in my most challenging class discipline-wise, and he was right. Just remember: be willing to make fun of yourself, do something original, and don't forget the unexpected twist at the end.
Although this map derives, along with Walspergera€™s 1448 map, from a common original, circular in form, made around 1425 at the abbey of Klosterneuburg, and therefore is not Ptolemaic in origin, some Ptolemaic maps adopted the legend of the enclosed Jews, which, along with Gog and Magog, was passed down well into the 16th century. If, as is the case with the Ptolemaic Ulm editions of 1482 and 1486, the explanations (contents, length of the day, and the distance in hours from Alexandria) for each map are on the recto of the specific double-map-sheet, such mis-binding would be immaterial. He had an incredible knack for remembering names, even names of former band members from years past.
These were delivered by Alfred Drake, whose address revealed him to be a real Sherlockian scholar; Thomas L. Someone just the other day mentioned Bill referring, in a 1982 recording on Voices of Baker Street, to that yeara€™s Breakfast as the twenty-ninth, which means the first one would have been in 1954. Not only for the number and the jubilant spirit he brought to the process, but also for the displacement of the BSIa€™s previous center of gravity in the Northeast. Ia€™m not sure that everyone enjoyed it, but Julian Wolff always seemed to: in part with a ringmastera€™s satisfaction that the old boy had pulled it off once again, I think, and maybe also with a connoisseura€™s appreciation of a performer living up to or even exceeding the year before.
As I recall, the meeting was very routine, but when we got to first period I overheard one of those students exclaim to her friends, a€?I didn't know Mr. In his class I was constantly struggling to maintain enough control to actually teach some math to a group of highly unmotivated freshmen and there was nothing funny about it. The former is called the Nile in some cases only, while the one flowing in the northeasterly direction is always called the Nile.A  The use of affrorum being presumably explained by a legend on Africa in some portolan maps. This longevity may have been based on a sense of Biblical authorization, the extreme distance at which these peoples were placed a€“ a€?orientalizeda€? and a€?septentrion-ateda€? to the far end of Asia - or a popularity exceeding that of other medieval legends.
However, as stated above, we have here individual sheets pasted on a guard, and the explanation to each map is on the back of the preceding map.A  As a result of such mis-binding, for instance, not only is the explanation to Tab.
In fact, by the time my tenure on campus was complete, I viewed four-year graduates as the anomalies.
They were huge and created a wall of sound like I had never heard.A  College band looked way cool. John gave me my copy a€“ autographed by the late James Street, quarterback of the a€™68 & a€™69 teams. Clarke, founder of The Five Orange Pips, and Carl Anderson of The Sons of the Copper Beeches. And for a few years, I had much the same reaction: a€?Here goes Will Oursler again, leta€™s see how wild it is this time, howa€™s he manage it year after year?a€? (This on the assumption that it was contrived.
An occasional a€?professional studenta€? would test the limits of this opportunity.A  I think Chuck set the record at 12 years in LHB. Of our 300+ band, only about 200 got to travel to away games.A  The travel band was heavy on brass because we could make more noise, so I was fortunate to be a trombone player. Smith, Edgar Smitha€™s stepson whoa€™d taken over the printing of the OS BSJ, and found it very hard to get paid by the failing Ben Abramson. I just figured that there was no way to define membership clearly for all those folks, and avoided doing so. The Ptolemaic text reads: Beginning from here an island, meroe regio, is formed by the Nile in the west and by the Astabora River which flows from the east. The only game I missed that year was at UCLA, and finances prevented the band from making the trip to California. It already had the annual dinner and the Gillette Luncheon when he joined the growing throng in the early a€™50s, and he added Mrs.



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