Tuesday, February 23, 2016

short story slam week 39, and ABc Wednesday, G is for Gloria Laura Vanderbilt

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turning bikes...

  Gloria Laura Vanderbilt, also named as  Gloria Vanderbilt-DiCicco-Stokowski-Lumet-Hays-Cooper,
accoridn to  Truman Capote in Answered Prayers  is an American artist, author, actress, heiress and socialite. During the 1930s, she was the subject of a high-profile child  custody trial in which her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, both sought custody of the child  Gloria and control over her $5 million trust fund. The trial, called the "trial of the century"  by the press, was the subject of wide and sensational press coverage due to
 the wealth and notoriety of the involved parties and the scandalous evidence presented to support Whitney's claim that Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was an unfit parent. As an adult in the 1970s,
Gloria Laura Vanderbilt became known in connection with a line of fashions, perfumes and household goods bearing her name. She was particularly noted as an early developer of
designer blue jeans. She is a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper.

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt has  offsprings,  Anderson Cooper, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, Christopher Stokowski, 

Gloria's husband is Anderson Hays Cooper, 
Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967)[2] is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live on location for breaking news stories. From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.[3]

Cooper was born in New York City, the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather was Cornelius Vanderbilt of the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune.[4] He is also a descendant, through his mother, of Civil War brevet Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, who was with General William T. Sherman on his march through Georgia. Through his "Vanderbilt" line, he is a second cousin, once removed, of screenwriter James Vanderbilt.
Cooper's media experience began early. As a baby, he was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar.[5][6] At the age of three, Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show on September 17, 1970, appearing with his mother.[7] At the age of nine, he appeared on To Tell the Truth as an impostor.[8] From age 10 to 13, Cooper modeled with Ford Models for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Macy's.[9]

G is for GORGEOUS!
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Charles E. Rosenberg


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles E. Rosenberg
Born November 11, 1936
New York City
Nationality United States
Fields History of Science
Institutions University of Pennsylvania
Harvard University
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Columbia University
Charles E. Rosenberg (born November 11, 1936) is an American historian of medicine, he is Professor of the History of Science and Medicine and the Ernest E. Monrad Professor in the Social Sciences at Harvard University.



Rosenberg was born in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1956. He received both his master's degree (1957) and Ph.D. (1961) from Columbia University. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1963 until 2001. In 2001, he moved to Harvard University. He served as acting chairman of Harvard’s History of Science department in 2003-2004. He is married to Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University.

Selected bibliography

  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1962). The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849 and 1866. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1968). The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau: Psychiatry and Law in the Gilded Age. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1987). The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System. Basic Books.
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1992). Explaining Epidemics. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (1997). No Other Gods. On Science and American Social Thought. The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Rosenberg, Charles E. (2007). Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now. The Johns Hopkins University Press.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

short story slam week 38: dreams beyond rainbow color sky

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short story slam week 38, Feb 4, 2016 to Feb 21, 2016, Dreams Beyond Rainbow Sky

dark and light blue background
green and navy paint
a fat pig is asleep
dreaming about flying high
as the seven color rainbow pops up
and the fancy has gone too deep
the piglet has round moonie eyes
and a horn that is brown and strong
time passes
lone wolf howls
the pink pig turns into a ballon
and sky rockets 
way too high
all the way to the moon
and landing back on mount song