Archive for April, 2010

Oliver Lodge

Monday, April 26th, 2010 Posted in Letters to the Lab, People in Parapsychology | No Comments »

One June 29, 1940, just under two months before he died, the physicist Oliver Lodge wrote J. B. Rhine. The first half of the letter is typed and the rest is handwritten with a very shaky hand. Dear Dr. Rhine, I ...

Harry Houdini

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Posted in People in Parapsychology | 2 Comments »

This is just a snippet from a 1954 letter from J. B. Rhine to his daughter Sally, where he briefly mentions a meeting with Houdini. His letter seems to indicate that the encounter was completely friendly, respectful and civil. ...

Commander McDonald to Captain Rickenbacker

Monday, April 5th, 2010 Posted in Letters to the Lab, People in Parapsychology | 2 Comments »

On November 1, 1943, Commander Eugene F. McDonald, the founder and president of the Zenith Radio Corporation, sat down and wrote WWI hero Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, who was then working for Eastern Airlines. My Dear Eddie: "... I am enclosing a copy ...

I’m Reading this Sunday, April 4, 3PM

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 Posted in General | No Comments »

Sunny's is a great old bar on the Red Hook, Brooklyn waterfront. The best picture I found of it came from Sam Horine's website, I hope he doesn't mind. He's an extremely talented photographer who takes pictures of my favorite ...