4 August 20019
Page two hundred fifty two, Volume twenty, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vital Statistics for nineteen forty seven, records my arrival into this life at forty seven minutes past noon Saturday March twenty second.
Other events of the eighty first day of the Gregorian Calendar include Parliament enraging the Colonies with passage of The Stamp Act (1765) and the death in a duel of American, Revolutionary War, naval hero, Stephen Decatur Jr. The first Stanley Cup Championship Game was on the twenty second day, of the third month of the year as well as the unveiling of Celluloid motion pictures and the formation of the Arab League.
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists incepted the “Doomsday Clock” in 1947. Set at seven minutes to midnight the foreboding, pictorial, time keeper, is a representation of how close the world is to catastrophe from climate change, nuclear weapons, or emerging technologies. I suspect sharing this spot in the time space continuum accounts for my enviromentlist bent. Reset several times over the years it now sits at two minutes.
Sometime in my birth year, “The Dead Sea Scrolls” where found in a remote desert cave. I was in swaddling clothes when The “Pax Americana” got underway. The peace continued, with interruptions until terminated with abruptness 54 years later on Tuesday morning 11 September 2001. Presently, war roils our Republic as it faces continual assault from within and without.
Forty days prior to my emergence from the womb The United States Supreme Supreme Court delivered a decion on Everson v Board of Education ruling America a secular nation. “Intellectual Freedom” a grand present for humankind was in place. Some might say President Eisenhower, by adding “under god” to the pledge of allegiance in the ‘50’s, violated the Everson ruling. Anything to stop the “Red Menace” of Communism?
Since my birth, the first full day of spring has seen, The Equal Rights Amendment of 1972 being sent onto the states for ratification. In ’97, Comet Hale-Bop came the closest it will come to earth until it returns in 4397. Jackie Robinson’s’ historic actions began in my initial spring. Andrew Lloyd Webber would have to wait until next year.
For Numerologists , my parents, The P’s, “Ted and Fran”, were both born in ‘22. I would be into my twenty second year breathing upon arrival in The Republic of Vietnam (RVN) on 13 May 1969.
In a Library in Dennis Massachusetts on the 71st annual, consecutive, date of my emergence the Gods bestowed upon me a “Rain Maker” in the guise of Kate Conway. http://www.capecodsribe.com.
Everything happens for a reason.