Some of you may remember that when I "interviewed" these famous people a little earlier this year, I told each of them that our conversation would be continued. Well here I am in the interviewer's chair again and I've gathered them all together. In an experimental post I'm going to talk to all of them......a bit like a Michael Parkinson chat show. We'll be looking at just one or two 'Years of Broken Pathway' for each. The intent is to show how disparate these lives are, yet how unified they are by 'Life Cycles' theory. Now I want you to read this and say, that honestly all of us sometimes do things we regret later. These moments can be awkward to recall, but there is no doubt they do shape our lives. Trust me on this one; the famous are no different to you and I. So let's make things a little awkward for them, but as always we'll just use the facts,
Glad you could all be here. Now I'm going to interview you one at a time and I'll introduce my first guest for the evening:- Ol' Blue Eyes himself.....Mr. Frank Sinatra!
Thanks for dropping by Frank.
Didn't I tell security to throw you out last time.
Look I've even brought you a live audience this time. I'm sure they want to hear about your life.
Well OK then, but just stick to the facts. I've still got friends on the other side you know.
Yes we'll be looking at fateful turning points in your life that happened in your 'Year of Broken Pathways'. That's every 12 years starting at age 7. So that means 19 and 31 and 43 etc. I'll just pick out age 31 in your case. That would be Dec. 15th, 1946 to Dec. 15th, 1947.
Wait a minute I seem to remember something back then.
Yes a certain fateful attendance at a Mafia congress in Havana. You remember, you came with Al Capone's cousins, who had $2m in a suitcase for Lucky Luciano.
I hope you're not insinuating...
No, I'll just say this to you though. Since that time you began to see yourself as untouchable and could pick on whoever you wanted to. As you got more aggressive, your popularity waned and they called you 'Cranky Franky'. Just for good measure we see this trend of your career being linked to Mafia fortunes again at 43. This was when Castro took over Cuba and the Mafia came to Las Vegas. You remember, it led on to part-owning The Sands and the 'Rat Pack' era.Co-incidence that's all it was.....mere co-incidence. But I hate to admit it, these things did change my life..
Well yes, all our lives are changed in these important years. Thank you very much for that Frank. Now I'm going to talk with the current President, Barak Obama. Thank you for this opportunity Mr. President.
To be honest I'm not sure why I'm here, but my advisers said I need to build bridges after the mid-term results.
Now we're here to have a look at fateful events when you were aged 31. That is Aug. 4th, 1992 to Aug. 4th, 1993.
Let me see. Oh yes, among other things that's when I got married to my wonderful wife Michelle.
Yes you did, but don't you also remember that's when something else happened, that came back to haunt you? You initiated 'Project Vote' to get around 150,000 extra voters registered on the south side of Chicago. It helped turn the tide in the Bush/Clinton election, with the first ever African-American senator elected in Chicago and got you noticed. You said at the time you worked alongside the Socialist Group ACORN. Then you denied any links, particularly during the election campaign when John McCain accused you. The most we can say is that you were doing the same type of business at the same time. 'Project Vote', both good and ill did represent a Broken Pathway moment for you.
Yes 31 was a very important turning point in my life, no question. With that ACORN business, let's just say that if I had my time over again, I may have said some things differently. My intentions however were always honourable.
Yes I'm sure they were. But that is, in it's own way, what each and every one of us says at some point in our lives. Particularly however during the 'Year of Broken Pathways'. Thank very much Mr. President. Now my next guest had the worst of all fateful 'Years of Broken Pathway'. Please give a warm welcome to Mary, Queen of Scots.
What be ye doing here again disturbing the dead?
Well I'll be brief. You had plotted unsuccessfully for 18 years to get rid of Elizabeth and that Sir Francis Walsingham was onto you. He even had a double agent ratting you out. God knows why, but Elizabeth was reluctant to try you for treason. Anyway they had just passed a law saying you only had to have full knowledge and support for the conspirators. You were 43 when Babington unveiled his plot to you, remember?
Aye, and a good plot it was too. An English Catholic uprising.....kill Elizabeth and then I'm Queen of England! By my troth I should have been all along.
But you were careless weren't you? You said in writing that you support every bit of the plot. Didn't think they'd see it did you? Written in code; but they deciphered the code. That was where your Pathway got broken and you unfortunately lost your head soon after. Now for my final guest, the well-known comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Welcome Jerry, to my little show.
Yeah right, I just saw what you did to those other guests of yours. What have you got up your sleeve?
I thought you might guess. I'm going to ask about when you were 43. That is April, 29th, 1997 to April 29th, 1998.
You're not, are you, going to talk the final episode. It aired on May 14th. Got you there!
Yes, but the dye was cast quite a bit earlier. Don't you remember the rest of the main cast wanted $1m per episode. Didn't please you or the studio. Things got a bit techy all round. Then Larry goes and writes this ending with you as bad guys. Most of the 79 million viewers in the US didn't like it. You see this 'Year of Broken Pathways' often says some uncomfortable things, but if we search our hearts, we have to say they're true.
Hey, Larry King should have had you on his research team. But heck you know, you're right. Anyway who cares with such a little shindig like this.......Sorry about that. I get a little hot tempered sometimes. I guess I'm just the guest tonight.
Thanks Jerry, We're all in the same boat you know!
Is my theory just quaint? Just has relevance for these famous types, but certainly not you? Then I urge you to think again. I did half this research as I wrote it. It's that easy to find the evidence. Make sure you come back next month, because I'll feature the most incredible 'Broken Pathway' case history. Till then:- May the cycles always bring you good fortune.