This pet project is just my opinion based on the lifestyles of the subjects profiled.
Sewing Circle is a phrase used to describe the underground, closeted lesbian and bisexual film actresses and their relationships in Hollywood, particularly during Hollywood’s golden age from the 1910s to the 1950s. The actress Alla Nazimova coined this usage. Some of the actresses that I will be profiling in this series were rumored or admitted lesbians. The remainder were childless and/or unmarried throughout their lives. Since women can have several reasons for not having children, this does not prove anything. Decide for yourself.
NOTE: I am only profiling actresses who were prominent enough in their day to have a relatively detailed Wikipedia page (including a photo.) There are many more secondary and character actresses who could be added to the list.
Continue reading “The Sewing Circle (Part 2)”
The following story is just one of many email exchanges that are shared between myself and the great friend of POM, Annette (aka Annspinwall.) She felt that this would be a worthy human interest story to share with a broader audience, and I agreed (after some cajoling.)
This message is a long one. You may want to save it for bedtime.
As you know, this morning I did my first “salt flush.” You may also recall that around lunchtime, thanks to said flush, I reported feeling hungry in a healthier kind of way. I decided to forgo eating until dinnertime but wanted a cup of coffee. Since it was such a beautiful day today, I decided to go to a nearby convenience store instead of making it myself (something that I rarely do.) Before I proceed, I must back up a bit.
Continue reading “A Day in the Life”
Welcome to the second edition in my series based on the materialistic and heretical theology known as the “Prosperity Gospel.”
Joyce Meyer (born Pauline Joyce Hutchison) is a Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Meyer claims that she was praying while driving to work one morning in 1976 (age 33) when she said she heard God call her name. She came home later that day from a beauty appointment “full of liquid love” and was “drunk with the Spirit of God” that night while at the local bowling alley. (I think that’s called “a bender.”) Within a few years, Meyer was an associate pastor. In 1985, she resigned as associate pastor and began her own ministry, airing a radio show on six stations from Chicago to Kansas City. In 1993, her husband Dave suggested they start a TV ministry initially airing on superstation WGN-TV in Chicago and Black Entertainment Television (BET).
Continue reading “Pro$perity Pu$hers: An Oral Report”
One of the Hollywood actresses that I profiled for my Sewing Circle article was a woman named Marguerite Clark. Her story involved so many unlikely coincidences that I decided a closer examination was required.
Marguerite Clark was second only to Mary Pickford in popularity during the silent film era. That level of fame only comes from being promoted by the studio and being cast in desirable roles. As we now know, Hollywood is comprised of descendants of European peerage, and they only promote and advance their own privileged and pampered prodigy. No hayseed from Ohio ever stumbled off a Greyhound bus and into stardom, but that’s what we are expected to believe happened in the case of Marguerite Clark. I don’t buy it. The fact that Clark’s entire family history is denied to us is a significant indicator that she was very well connected. Her NY Times obituary provides some confirmation in this regard since it lists a cousin named Hugh R. Wilson, former United States Ambassador to Germany.
Continue reading “A Crashing Success”
This article is just my opinion based on the lifestyles of the subjects profiled.
“Sewing Circle” is a phrase used to describe the underground, closeted lesbian and bisexual film actresses of Hollywood, particularly during Hollywood’s golden age from the 1910s to the 1950s. The actress Alla Nazimova (godmother of former first lady Nancy Reagan) was the one credited with coining the term. Many of the actresses that I will be profiling in this series were rumored or admitted lesbians. The remainder were childless and/or unmarried throughout their lives. Since women can have several reasons for not having children, this does not prove anything. You may decide for yourself. Keep in mind, though, that over the course of the 19th century, the average American woman gave birth to six children, not including children lost to miscarriages and stillbirths. And globally, up to 1965, the average woman had more than five children.
None of the birth control methods of the 19th century (aside from infanticide and abortion) were particularly effective, and none of them were new. Withdrawal by the male, douching and vaginal suppositories were around in ancient times and common in the 19th century. In 1838 condoms and diaphragms were produced with vulcanized rubber. It was second in popularity to withdrawal but was not advocated as birth control. Instead, it was to be used to prevent venereal disease. The most effective form of birth control was (and still is) abstaining from sexual intercourse (with men).
Continue reading “The Sewing Circle – (Part 1)”
Every day, all over the world, devout Christians are following the teachings of Jesus by treating others as they wish to be treated themselves. Church leaders are comforting those who mourn and inspiring the faithful. Christian institutions are providing safe havens to the downtrodden and a moral compass for their communities. But in this age of technology, new teaching has emerged known as the “Prosperity Gospel.” This materialistic and heretical theology is being promoted by celebrities who perform on stages in megachurches across the country. Through sermons, social media, and TV shows, they teach that God wants you to be rich, but he cannot bless you unless you first send a “seed-faith offering” to whichever televangelist tells you about this scheme. Did you not receive what you were hoping for? You must have had too little faith, and you probably did not sow enough.
Anybody that has read the Gospels should know that Jesus never promoted any such thing. In fact, he explicitly warned his followers to avoid seeking earthly treasure.
Continue reading “Pro$perity Pu$hers”
by K. Starr or Kevin S.(whatever)
Technically, this is a rebuttal to a reply by the character known as Miles Mathis regarding my article titled “Miles Mathis: Origins of an Enigma.” The following paragraph is how he opened his response.
This should be fun. It is a reply to the new writer from Langley (or wherever) claiming to be Kevin Starr. His blitz on me does call for a response. I had asked for a bigger kitten to be sent in, and they have finally hired a pro. He does quite a job, I have to admit, and if I didn’t know me and my own life, I might almost fall for this myself. I would say he rises to about the level of tomcat, but I had asked for a lion, so I guess they will have to shell out a few more bucks for the next project.
NOTE: From this point forward, I will be using the initials MMC to indicate the “Miles Mathis Committee,” “Miles Mathis Controllers,” “Miles Mathis Cult,” etc.
Continue reading “Miles Mathis: A Final Rebuttal”