Monthly Archives: April 2006

Elma G. Farnsworth: 1908-2006

We note here the passing last week of Elma G. "Pem" Farnsworth, the widow of Philo T. Farnsworth, in Bountiful, UT.  Mrs. Farnsworth was 98 years old, and had been in declining health for some time.  She took her final … Continue reading

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Chapter 33 Now Online

Return with us now to those gentle days of yesteryear, as we go a-cruising on Eldridge Johnson’s palatial yacht as she plies the waters of the Puerto Rican Deep in search of previously unseen flora and fauna resting on the … Continue reading

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Can You Name This Place?

Recently we have been discussing in the forums Dr. Browns various travels through England and France in the mid 1950s.   I have in my archives one photo that appears to be from that period, but I have been unable to … Continue reading

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Vacation Alert

Regular readers please take note:  I will be out of the country from April 29 to May 7.  Barring some unforeseen miracle, there will be no installment of "Defying Gravity" published that week.  Hopefully regular serialization will resume the following … Continue reading

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Chapter 32 Now Online

It’s going to be pretty tough to top the revelations contained in Chapter 31: Intrepid.  So maybe this would be a good time to take a deep breath and just contemplate some of the implications of what we’re learning about … Continue reading

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Chapter 31 Now Online

As suggested last week, one of the keys to understanding the life of Townsend Brown is to learn as much as possible about the people who show up around him.    Today’s installment, "Chapter 31:  Intrepid" introduces another such character.  … Continue reading

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Chapter 30 Now Online

I carry a business card that describes my market niche as "Biographies of Obscure 20th Century Scientists" — an appellation that I mean in the most flattering way.  As this story shows, "obscure" scientists are often the ones that have … Continue reading

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