BLOOMS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! (you have nothing to lose but your famous last name)
news story: posted 2007
DUBLIN - It's a happy coincidence when one stumbles across another human being with the same last name, though such happenstance won't be quite as so significant for the 11,600 people who were due to descendon Dublin, Ireland, tomorrow night, June 16, 2010 -- Bloomsday around the world -- all bearing the surname Bloom.
The event, aptly titled "Blooms Blooming on Bloomsday," aims to break the record held by the Norbergs, which brought 583 people of that name together in Sweden in 2004 and the Joneses, which brought 1,200 Joneses together in 2006.
Actress Claire Bloom and actor Orlando Bloom are scheduled to headlinethe event at the Dublin Joyce Centre, and a gaggle of Blooms from theUnited States and Australia will also be taking part following a special tour of several Irish cities and villages. Tickets to the event were on sale for £15 (US$28) and audience membershave been told to bring a passport or driver's license as proof of their identity -- maiden and hyphenated names don't count.
"This is all for fun," Etienne Bloom, a 65-year-old professor of genetics at University College London told the BBC, who has been a Bloom for as long as he can remember. The event was organized by American event planner Danny Bloom, who runs a website called "Blooms in the News".
"This is certainly a unique event and we wish the Blooms the best of luck in their attempt," said Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records. Some of his officials will be attending the event to validate it as a (not so small world) record breaker.
CONFESSION: Mea Gulpa! -- Danny Bloom [Editor's Note: There are over 100,000 Blooms in the known UniVerse. I am just one of them.]
Every day ... well, not *every* day, I got a life too ... but whenever I have some free time while patrolling the Internet in search of news and enlightenment ... I have developed a little hobby of news-schmgoogling for the Blooms of this known world: Chuck Bloom in Texas, Richard and Stacie Bloom, John Bloom, Claire Bloom, Ellen Bloom, Cindy Bloom, Tom Bloom, Leopold and Molly Bloom -- just for fun. Because I am a Bloom, too. So for your reading enterjoyment, only in the free-est of your free time ... .. here are the google results of The Bloomian re:Search Force.
NEW! An email from Daniel E. Bloom: January 22, 2008: "Hey there, my name is Daniel Bloom. I was bored and looked up my name on google and found this. I am 27, live in Nebraska. and have a BAS in Criminal Justice. I work for the local county . My jaw litterally dropped after seeing how you are involved in earth climate issues.. Over the last year or so it has been something that has really peeked my interest, and is something that I have been trying to figure out how I can be involved in. I like what I do for a living, but ...i have been having a feeling that there is something more I can do with my life where I can impact something I am feeling passionate. If you have time please respond, because I am curious on how I can get more ivolved with something like you are involved in......Not very sure exactly how we got the Bloom name. But I think my parents used to live on Ocean Avenue and J or something along those lines. In Brooklyn. My grandfather's name was also Daniel. And I know the majority of my ancestors all came from Russia and Romania. who knows we might even be very closely related! I thank you for you getting me on the Bloom list." -- Daniel E. Bloom
''Netting Friends Online'' [Newsweek article - Jan. 6, 2007 issue] - begins: "Like millions of teenagers around the world, SueBloom art historian in Maryland (http://www.suebloom.com/) spends several hours socializing online every day. She posts pictures, meets new people...."
A note just in from Jonah Bloom, an editor at Advertising Age (http://www.adage.com/) in New York, who hails from Britain originally. He writes, after I had inquried if we might be related [haha], after seeing his byline in the public prints somewhere: "As far as I know we're not related, Danny. I think my family might actually have stolen the moniker somewhere down the line. I believe my ancestors had some complex long Russian name, but decided to change it after fleeing to London and took the 'Bloom' of the people who'd hosted them upon their arrival. Still, hopefully we've worn 'Bloom' well, and we're certainly proud to be part of the global clan you've collected here. I now live in Manhattan, near several of the other Blooms listed on this blog, and work as the editor of Advertising Age, but my mum and dad, who I cc'd about all this, still live near London in a town called Welwyn Garden City. Good luck with your Bloom convention in Dublin, I'll check in to your site periodically to see your [our] progress."
ANOTHER BLOOMING MEMBER (November 3, 2006): "Hi Danny, Thanks for the message. Always good to hear from another Bloom. I look forward to checking out your Bloom Blog in great detail. Yes, feel free toi nclude me in your list of Blooms. My bio:
Rob Bloom is a humor writer. He has written for the Cartoon Network, TheOnion, Cracked Magazine, Fresh Yarn and others. You can read more of his work, including his humor column, at http://www.robbloom.com/
Looking forward to learning about moreBlooms!
-- (electronically signed) ....Rob"
This just in: Arthur P. Bloom of Shelter Island joins the list, after The New Yorker magazine does major story about him. Link here:
Quote: Native Shelter Islanders are bred to regard the exigencies of the ferry schedule with less annoyance than with pride; in homage to their ability to run like rabbits for the docks, they’re known as “hareleggers.” “The same thing that happened to Staten Island would happen to us,” Arthur Bloom, a sixth-generation resident, said the other day, at the thought of constructing automobile-friendly points of egress. On the other hand, the “touristas,” as Bloom calls them, “move here because of its charm and seclusion, then cry out for a bridge so that they will not be so isolated.” Bloom is the Recording Secretary, Director of Safety & Security, Rodent Mitigation Officer, and chef de cuisine of the Shelter Island Bridge and Tunnel Authority, which, of course, does not exist except in his very enterprising imagination. Email: email@example.com
Bloom Street (in Los Angeles)
Bloom's General Store (photo) / Los Angeles
118: Just heard today from Dan Bloom in Manhattan: "Danny, This site seems delightful. I come from a tiny family and I know no other Blooms. My father was Ben Bloom and he had sisters, no brothers. He mentioned some male cousins, but I never knew anything about them. So, I have no idea who my larger family may be. Ben was born on the Lower East Side in 1903, then moved with his familyto the Bronx, where I was born. I was raised in NYC, went to college in upstate NY, and now live inManhattan. I have a partner, and no children. I had a sister who married, so her offspring obviously are not Blooms. So I feel like the last Bloom in the world. Your email to me was welcome." LATER, our Dan Bloom added: "You may quote from me, yes, I said, yes, yes...... By the way, here's a good story: I have a house in the country near here. For years it was in undeveloped forest land, and then they started to build and behold, an old street was discovered, and it was called Bloom Street! Decades ago, some developer filed plans for his land and only now is it the place where people of means are finding their homes. What is funny about this is this: at the time I bought my country house no one in his wildest of thinking would have thought that tucked away in the forest was undeveloped street with such a simple name, such a simple name of Jewish connotation! It is good to be part of the Bloom Project and if I find that here are long lost relatives and that I am not the last of the Blooms, joyous will I be!"
216. btw, Art Bloom is the mayor of Tenakee Springs, Alaska, [village population 101], no roads in or out, only accessible by floatplane or ferry.
188. Stephen G. Bloom at the University of Iowa is currently (as you read this website!) writing a book titled ''TEARS OF MERMAIDS: The Secret History of Pearls'', a 2000-year tour of the natural and cultural history of pearls, from Cleopatra to Audrey Hepburn; from Vermeer to Mikimoto, and it will be edited by Ethan Friedman at St. Martin's Books, with literary agent Stuart Krichevsky at the Stuart Krichevsky Agency bringing the book home.
136. Welcome, Richard Bloom, in Toronto!, and his blogsite: http://bloombloombloombloom.blogspot.com/
158. and also Eric Bloom. He writes: "Eric A. Bloom is an attorney practicing commercial law in Buffalo NY ."
135. Richard Bloom, from Manhattan, found us through InternuttyBloomerHyperspace, and here's a link: http://www.richard-bloom.com/ [Rich is a 30 year old Art Director/Designer, living in Manhattan ....he grew up in Long Island.... and we're bloomin' glad to have him aboard this ever-flowering ship now, too! Check out his design work online, great stuff!]
145. http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=42297 CARTOON WORLD BLOOM: From the start there was Milo Bloom, ace reporter for The Bloom Beacon: Bloom County's local newspaper, whose name later changed to The Bloom Picayune. Milo is the alpha and the omega of Bloom County. Cartoon by Berke Breathed. other ...
65. Paul Bloom, professor of psychotics and linguini at Yale, also known as Bloom U.,
wrote a very good article titled "Is God an Accident?" in the December issue 2005 of Atlantic Monthly. [It's a fun article,full of curious factoids like: "Most Jews and Christians believe in an afterlife — in fact, even people who have no religion at all tend to believe in one." Bloom argues that while the tenets of particular religions are of course learned, the instinct toreligion is a fundamental part of human nature. It arises, he says,from a duality built into our brains, which have one module dealingwith the physical reality, the other with the social. Bloom claims to have detected this duality in small babies: "Six-month-oldsunderstand that physical objects obey gravity... Newborns... quicklycome to recognize different emotions...," and so on. It follows thatit is easy for us — nearly irresistible, in fact — to believe that ouressence is only part physical, that the soul is a different thing, adifferent kind of thing, from the physical body, and might surviveindependent of it. Bloom's conclusion: "The universal themes of religion are not learned. They emerge as accidental by-products of our mental systems. They are part of human nature."] NOTE: However, it is quite possible, er, probable that there is no God after all. Well, not any one one denominational God. Just the feeling that there is. If there is a God, His name, or Her Name, is certainly not Yawyeh or Adonoi or Jehoavah or Jesus or Allah or God or G-d. And He She is certainly not owned by any one religion and Christianty has it plumb wrong to say they have exclusive rights to His Name or that only their teacehings bring grace or redemption. Sorry, but Christianty must change its Dark Ages exclusivism. His her name is probably "ALL THAT EVER WAS, IS AND EVER WILL BE, AMEN, AND PLEASE CUT OUT ALL THE SECTARIAN VIOLENCE DOWN THERE, YOU GUYS!"
46. http://www.jeremybloom.com/ NFL footballer to be and champion skier all rolled into one!
[“Sports Illustrated”recently had an article on Olympic mogul gold medal favorite, Jeremy Bloom, see above website, who is also a potential great NFL receiver... ]
45. Jacob Bloom, Arlington, MA, USA. "Klezmer music was always dance music, and I am trying to bring the dancing back to it. I lead Klezmer dancing, as well as other types of dancing to Klezmer music." Jacob started contra dancing in 1974, and has been calling since 1977. He has combined his knowledge of Klezmer dance, which he learned as a teenager and at Klezmer music conventions, with skills developed as a leader of traditional New England dance. He has called evenings of contra dancing set to Klezmer music, as well as evenings of Klezmer and Israeli dance. Contact info: 781-648-8230. http://www.gis.net/~bloom/
44. Jeremy Bloom, (band: Generation-K, Brooklyn, NY, USA). "I play only Klezmer on mainly violin but also mandolin, tsimbl, kaval, sopilka, chromatic harmonica, stroh (phono-fiddle), mountain dulcimer, keyboard. I am also slowly teaching myself the theremin and oud. My favorite band is of course Taraf De Haidouks of Romania (I know they are not klezmer) Web: http://www.jeremyb.com/
0.1 Richard and Stacie Bloom, she a former Grossman who joined the Bloom tribe a year ago when she took Richard's hand in marriage, live in the New York area. Stacie Bloom, a former science writer and now manager, sponsor relations, for the New York Academy of Sciences, wrote to us first: "Hi! My husband just sent me your blog link." Then Richard wrote in a separate email: "What's up, Bloom? This is Stacie Bloom's husband Richard Bloom -- that's Mr. Bloom to you, Bloom. I found your website this afternoon. Stacie Bloom (that's Dr. Bloom) was a Grossman just over a year ago. She was blessed by the Bloom name when she took my hand in marriage. Obviously, that is a huge huge promotion. It's like she won the surname lottery, if you ask me. Anyways, got to run now, but keep us Blooms in the loop. We admire the work you're doing for our Bloom Brothers and Sistas." [Webposted December 3, 2005]
o.2 CHUCK BLOOM: Chuck Bloom is a former publisher-owner-editor of several Texas community newspapers for more than 25 years before retiring, winner of dozens of journalism awards and former president of regional press groups. welcome to club, Chuck and Jazzy!
EXTRA: "How many Blooms can a bloombloom bake if a bloombloom could bake Blooms?" [Say that quickly 25 times and report back on your progress....]
1.1 Vicki Bloom, who is a librarian, has a web site on ergonomics for library workers. She heard about this website recently and wrote in to say hello.
1.2 Brianne Bloom also saw this website on the Net and wrote in to say hello. See? It's catching, this Bloom silliness! Ms. Bloom wrote: "I was out websurfing the other day and I came across your cool website. As a Bloom, I was very interested. :) My name is Brianne Bloom. I am 22 years old, from Michigan and about to graduate from college with a degree in education. News about my sister, Nicole Bloom, is posted on your website, too [See Below, Item #29] . I thought I'd let you know of another Bloom out there in the world. I will graduate from college in two weeks, which will be a major accomplishment, because after my sister died, I nearly quit school. My dream is to be a teacher, which I will be in two weeks. That is very exciting. I love going to the beach, rock climbing, reading, and travelling. As a kid, yes, like you, I got called ''Bloomers'' all the time in school, too. My friends would sometimes pass me notes in class that just had a flower on the top for my name. I also got called Boom, Bloomberg, Bloomie, etc. To be honest, I hated the name Bloom when I was in school. Now I like that it is different, but still very simple at the same time. I guess I should enjoy the last name while I can because after I get married, my last name won't be Bloom anymore."
1. "Board to vote on Bloom’s wage proposal" runs the headline in the local paper in Pittsburgh, noting: After years of planning, research and debate, the Board of Managers will vote on President Al Bloom's proposal on the implementation of a living wage this week.(Pennsylvania)
2. THE ORLANDO FILES (Q&A: Is this guy really a Bloom? Answer: Yes, his father was South African writer Harry Bloom) : Kate Bosworth is moving to London to be closer to her British boyfriend Orlando Bloom. The stunning actress, who has been dating the handsome star for two years, has revealed she is house-hunting in the UK capital. (London)
3. Three men face charges after a bar fight, headlines the PittsburghTribune-Review one day, noting that ... Allen Crissman, 43, and John Bloom, 38, both of Sagamore, were treated at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital for injuries received in the fight. (Pennsylvania)
4. Shipyard proposal approved, noted the San Francisco Examiner, the other day, adding that ... environmentalist Saul Bloom of Arc Ecology, who consulted on the project for developer Lennar, said scientists with his organization are fully satisfied. (California)
5. The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion/commentary column the otherday by Chuck Bloom, noting that Bloom is a former Collin Countycolumnist-editor and a frequent contributor to Collin County Opinionswhose e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. (Texas)
6. Alex Bloom goes to Tufts University [''Go Jumbos!''] in Medford, Massachusetts, where he is a freshman. He writes a sports column for the Tufts Daily, a campus newspaper, titled "Philly Phodder" (ask him "why?"). His email address is, according to newsgoogle's universal bot directory, is: email@example.com (Massachusetts & Presumably, Philadelphia)
7. Princeton University may review protest regulations, a headline in the Daily Princetonian reads, noting that Princeton alumnus Bob Bloom, class of 1951, has suggested changes to the university's protest policy as a result of his own protesting experience on campus last winter.(New Jersey)
8. Saul Singer, writing in the Jerusalem Post, in a fascinating article headlined"Interesting Times: Out of Boro Park," notes that ....... Rabbi Shmuel Bloom, the executive vice president of Agudath Israel, went so far as to urge his organization "to stand up and take its rightful place at the [google for closing phrase] (Israel)
9. "Stroud holds hope for United Methodist Church" reads a headline in a Worldwide Faith News a press release, and the media contacts listed are Linda Green or Linda Bloom (email Ms. Bloom at NewsDesk@UMCOM.ORG (New York)
10. "Selig seeks stronger drug policy," notes the baseball website MLB.com, with a story by Barry M. Bloom who is a national reporter for very major league baseball website. (Cyberspace)
11. "Eric Bloom is honored for service to coast", reports the FortBragg Advocate-News, noting that ... California State Park Ranger, Eric Bloom, has consistently demonstrated performance of duties aboveand beyond the norm in the course of a two-decade career. (California)
12. Sylvia Bloom has been volunteering at the workshops for about 30 years, and her specialty is fresh arrangements, according to the Waynesboro Record Herald. (Pennsylvania)
13. One of the most famous Blooms in the known Bloom world, Yale professor and literary megasuperstar Harold Bloom, is the subject of a recent profile in the Harvard Crimson, a school newspaper in Cambridge, Mass., which notes that with over 25 books to his name, as well as fellowships, honorary degrees and innumerable articles, Harold Bloom is arguably the nation's premier intellectual and book critic] (Boston)
14. "Living here, Jeremy Bloom can drive to his family's home in Fort Collins in a just couple of hours," notes the Baltimore Sun in a story by reporter Don Markus -- datelined Colorado Springs, Colorado -- titled "Bloom's two-way bid proves slippery slope" (Baltimore and Colorado)
15. BLOG ALERT! The same Jeremy Bloom as above? You decide. To wit: B.G. Brooks, reporting in daily newspaper called by most people The Rocky Mountain News, noted recently that "CU's Robinson gets critique from Bloom" in a story out of Boulder, Colorado that began like this: "Jeremy Bloom has been a source of encouragement for Stephone Robinson, the past providing the present with a telephonic pat on the back a couple of times a month. You may email the reporter at brooksb@RockyMountainNews.com or call him/her at 303-892-5466 to find out if the two Jeremy Blooms in items 14 (above) and 15 (here) are the same Mr. Bloom. (Colorado)
16. In the OSU Daily Barometer, a college newspaper at OSU [Only a State University] in Corvallis, Oregon, a very important recent article titled "Sorting through the laundry room quandary" quotes a Bloom named Alex, noting: "If I need to use a washer and they're all full and if the time expires, I usually wait a minute or two," said Alex Bloom, a resident assistant at West."(Oregon)
17. "Youthful cast keeps Bloom, Bobcats looking ahead" reads a recent headline in the Marshalltown Times Republican [say that name three times in a row quickly!!!] in Iowa, and the story by reporter Rick Deines begins: "It was one of the best days Marshalltown girls swim coach Linda Bloom ever had." [To find out why, google her and kvell.] (Iowa)
18. Claire Bloom is a wonderful English actress considered by many people to be one of the best and most beautiful actresses of the 20th Century. [Claire was the first child of Edward Blumenthal/Blume/Bloom and Elizabeth Griewski/Grew. The name Blume was modified to Bloom by Claire's mother during the 1930s, but her father's father had immigrated to England from Central Europe, probably from Russia, and had borrowed the name Blumenthal from a fellow passenger's passport. Claire's parents were both from European Jewish descent.] Her father's mother came from Riga, Latvia about 1900. Claire has a younger brother named John Bloom who was born four years later after she entered the known UniVerse. Claire was once married to American writer Philip Roth. (UK)
19. Leopold Bloom. See James Joyce. Read Ulysses. Molly Bloom, too! And don't forget Bloomsday on June 16th each year in the known UniVerse...
20. Richard Bloom began working 30 years ago as a drug and alcohol counselor, earned his master's degree in 1982 with a thesis on marital counseling, and has taught in the Chemical Dependency Counseling Certificate Programs at Sonoma State University and California State University at Hayward. (California)
21. Michael H. Bloom is a lawyer in Florida. He was born in Miami on June 27, 1944.
22. Jake Bloom. Hollywood lawyer. Mover shaker. Wheeler dealer. Good man, healer.
23. Daniel E. Bloom offers individualized consulting services in information management and communication, to organizations in the software, high-tech, business, and nonprofit arenas. Email: DanBloom@alum.mit.edu . Yes, he is a graduate of MIT. (Massachusetts)
24. "There is no leadership in Topeka, Kansas. People are just running for rocks over there," says Republican Dan Bloom, a former superintendent of Eudora schools. No one is accusing Bloom of trying to hold up the legislative process. Still, Bloom, a little-known candidate for the GOP nomination for governor, agrees that increasing taxes isn't the answer to the state's budget problems. (Kansas, Dorothy, Kansas.)
25. Emily Bloom is a member of Fantasy and SciFi Art gallery 204 at Elfwood. Check out her website at: http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/b/l/bloomcarlin/bloomcarlin.html
26. Mary Emily Bloom (google) -- Birthdate, 28 July 1868. Spouse. George Charles CHILDS, Birthdate, 6 February 1869. Deathdate, 5 Feb 1947. [There were Blooms long ago, too. When Moses was talking, or listening to that burning bush on Mt. Sinai, the guy carrying his walking stick -- the one that would later part the Red Sea in Cecil B. [Bloom] DeMille's epic movie "The Ten Commandents" -- was a babbling Babylonian named Ibrahim Ibn Bloom.]
27. The Sacramento Bee -- [gotta love the name of some of newspapers; The Boulder Camera is one of our favorites!] -- in a recent article hedlined "Track athletes are used to test," notes: Recently retired Andy Bloom of Vacaville grew accustomed to the constant testing in track and field. (California)
28. ORLAND BLOOM FILES CONTINUED: He's baaaaaack! "Orlando Bloom comes to Dubai Film Festival", reports AME Info, noting that yes, that Orlando Bloom, supermeagerstar of global blockbuster epics "desTROY" and "Lord of the Blings", is coming to Dubai for the gala opening of the Dubai International Film Festival. Picture that. (UAE)
29. Nicole Bloom, may her spirit rest in peace forever, of Stevensville, Michigan, died on a Friday in June of 2003 while climbing in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. Searchers said she apparently fell from the crest of a high mountain ridge. [Nicole was only 23 and recently graduated from Michigan Technological University with degrees in biology and environmental engineering. She was passionate about saving the environment, and was taking one final road trip before starting a job at the Great Lakes Environmental Center in Traverse City. In her spare time, Nicole was an avid traveler and a black belt in taekwondo.]
30. The film editor of the sexy movie "Closer, "directed by Mike Nichols (is that his real name?) and starring Natalie "23" Portman and Jude "Stud Muffin" Law -- okay, Julia Roberts, too! -- was well-known Hollywood film editor John Bloom. The movie lasts for around 100 minutes, in which there are over 10,000 edits, Well done, Johnny Bloom! (Rated ''R'' for reality check, foul language and partial quasi sexuality.)
31. In an editorial about post-911 bioterrorism in the Boston Globe -- it's so cold there in the winter that we almost did an atomic typo with "Boston Glove" -- the editorialist briefly dove into the Bloomian world when noting: "As Dr. Barry Bloom, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, points out, such genes make testing of new drugs more efficient and safer for researchers." (Boston Glove)
32. Santa Monica mayor Richard Bloom (!) thanked council member Michael Feinstein, who loves to rollerblade, for “eight years of humor and intelligence,” reported the Santa Monica Mirror in an article penned by Hannah Heineman and hedlined "Council Extends Promenade Ban on Rollerblading." (The Santa Monica Mirror?)
33. "Jeremy Bloom, 2nd at First Men's Hollywood Moguls Freestyle Event" hedlines a sports story in a Colorado University campus newspaper. "Last week, Jeremy Bloom was on the football field in Boulder, today he was in Finland taking home second place in the season's first men's Hollywood moguls freestyle skiing event. You have to be a very talented athlete to competively play football one week and do Hollywood the next." Okay, so, is he competing to be, a Hollywood mogul or what? (Humor)
34. Calumny columnist Howard Kurtz in the WaPo (that's Washington Post for you beyond-the-Beltway blogniks out there) reports that "Court TV Reporter Lisa Bloom Denies Aiding Accuser In O'Reilly Sex Suit," noting: "A pubic investigator working for [phone sex weirdo rghtwing nutcase hypocrite] Bill O'Reilly said that Lisa Bloom conveyed a settlement overture from a woman suing O'Reilly for seku-haru, even as Bloom spent the week commenting on the case. Bloom said it was not true." [''Seku-haru''? Is Kurtz turning Japanese?]
35. Former Sacramento Bee political reporter Stephen G. Bloom spent exactly 71 turbulent days in early 1992 as press secretary for newly elected San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan's blunder-ridden administration. And then he quit, was fired, take your pick. (California)
36. Did you know that Irishman Kevin Barry Moore is singer Luka Bloom (google)? Yes, born in 1955, the son of Nancy Power and Andy Moore of Newbridge in County Kildare, Ireland, Moore decided at the age of 32 to take the stage name of Luka Bloom and it clicked for him. Why Luka Bloom? Luka from the popular Susanne Vega song "My name is Luka" and Bloom from Leopold Bloom in Irishman James Joyce's "Ulysses". Go figure.
37. Check this out. http://www.stevebloom.com/ (no relation!)
38. And this: http://www.danbloom.com/
40. And Natalie Bloom, the blooming Australian cosmestic mogul! http://ww.bloomcosmetics.com/
41. The famous cartoonist Berkeley Breathed did a popular newspaper cartoon once called Bloom County. I always wondered why he called it Bloom County. The strip that appeared in over 1,200 newspapers in its hayday, sold 7 million books, and won its creator a Pulitzer Prize. It ran from 1980 to 1989. See it here: http://www.ucomics.com/bloomcounty
42. In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. Bloom found that over 95 percent of the test questions students encounter require them to think only at the lowest possible level ... the recall of information. (BLOOM'S TAXONOMY)
43. Ellen Bloom, in Los Angeles, writes on March 12, 2005: "Very interesting website! I've always wondered if all of the Blooms are connected somehow. My father (George E. Bloom) once told me that our name was originally ''Bluma'' ... from Germany. My Blooms are from the Ukraine. I have a website at http://www.picturetrail.com/ellblo and am an artist and craftsperson. My brother, Kenneth M. Bloom, also has a website at http://www.boweddulcimer.com/ and is an instrument builder, musician who lives in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. And my cousin, Barbara K. Bloom is a world-renowned conceptual artist, living in New York City with this website at http://www.the-artists.org/artist/Bloom_Barbara.cfm
75.6/errupt this blog to say, yeh, we know, get a life! Now back
178. Arthur Bloom, TV producer, rest in peace: [Arthur Bloom, 63, the director of the CBS News program "60 Minutes" since its 1968 debut and whose personal stopwatch was used to create the iconic symbol of the show, passed away on January 28, 2006 at his home in New York state.] [Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Marla Bloom of Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y.; two children, Scott Bloom of Westport, Conn., and Jill Bloom Butterman of Grand View-on-Hudson; a Bloom brother; and four Bloom grandchildren.] [Mr. Bloom added the image of his Minerva stopwatch to the opening credits of the show's third episode Oct. 22, 1968. The sound, taken from a grandfather clock, was also inserted then, according to David Blum's 2004 book "Tick . . . Tick . . . Tick." A swankier Heuer stopwatch later replaced Mr. Bloom's Minerva, and every few years the director tweaked the image and typography.] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/28/AR2006012801066.html
198. "Bloom proves she belongs," was the headline in the Corvallis newspaper in Oregon, and the story was about Amy Bloom, who was in the fifth grade in elementary school when she decided
that she wanted to wrestle. Now a Lebanon (Oregon) High School freshman, she had seen her cousin, Ryan Bloom, compete for the Warriors and was interested in the sport.
Soon enough, she joined the local mat club. Her parents — Jim and Debbie Bloom — hesitated, but went along.“I just wanted to try it and I liked it,” she said. “My dad didn’t think I’d like it, but they supported me through it.”Four years later, she's a national champion and Lebanon's top wrestler at 103 pounds. Bloom won her weight class in a national tournament in Michigan in March. LINK: http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2006/01/29/sports/high_school/high_school01.txt
201. Thomas Bloom is redevelopment coordinator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund division.
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Calling all Blooms! Calling all Blooms!"
Blooms in the News" website lists, well, Blooms in the news ("and itdoesn't have to be major news either, it can be just a Bloom with hisor her own website surfing the Internet for the fun of it," says sitecreator Bloom)
by Anthony Paul Bloom
Global Webposting Inc.
New York -- What do Paul Bloom, Richard Bloom, Amy Bloom and ClaireBloom all have in common? They're all Blooms, for one thing, and they're all included in a unique website called "Blooms in the News"edited by, you guessed it, a chap named Danny, er, Bloom.
Bloom, who started the website two years ago just for the fun of it,said he always enjoyed hearing about other people surnamed Bloom around the world, and he took his hobby one step further by putting iton the Web. And as a result of the site being up and running on theInternet, Bloom says he now regularly hears from other Blooms aroundthe world (but mostly in North America) who ask to be included on thewebsite."Anyone named Bloom gets a mention on the site," Bloom says, addingthat the website is completely non-commerical and just a part-timehobby for days when he has a few moments to spare from his dailyroutine in Taiwan, where the Massachusetts native now lives."It's fun hearing from other Blooms, and sharing family stories andBloom news," says Bloom. "Why did I start the website? God only knows.I just had some time on my hands one day, and before I knew, I hadcreated the website without even really thinking about what I wasdoing, I just had a hunch it would be fun. And it has been fun!"If you and someone you know is named Bloom, you are more than welcometo add your name and website to the growing list of Blooms worldwide,Bloom says, and even if you are not a Bloom, you are more than welcometo browse the site and see what some of these Blooms have been up to.
''Blooms Are Everywhere'', writes Ellen Bloom on her blog in Los Angeles...
A few months ago, my brother Ken Bloom was visiting from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. Ken and his wife, Ginny (both L.A. natives) have lived away from Los Angeles for over 30 years. Ken's a musician, instrument builder and genuinely likeable guy. While Ken was here, he wanted to re-visit some of his favorite L.A. places frequented during our formative years. Our folks are both L.A. natives, and they instilled their love of Los Angeles in us....especially my dad, George, was fond of taking us on field trips in L.A. when we were children.
So, after a yummy lunch at the Rodeo Mexican Grill on Olympic Blvd., just west of Figueroa on a rainy Saturday in January, Larry and I decided to take Ken to two historic "Bloom" places in Los Angeles that he'd had never seen. We visited Bloom Street. My grandfather, Lawrence A. Bloom was an attorney here in L.A. from the 1920's thru the 1960's. During the early years of L.A.'s becoming a burgeoning metropolis, ''L.A. Bloom'' represented a number of builders, politicos and the like. After reading about L.A.'s history a bit, I surmised that if you had cash, you could get a lot accomplished within the L.A. City government during those early years. My grandfather told us the story about a certain builder who was trying to get the City to pass particular ordinances in the downtown area so he could build apartment houses. My grandfather helped the builder with the legal ins-and-outs of this quest, so the man named a street after my grandfather! Hence, Bloom Street. !!!
Second stop on our "Bloom" excursion was Bloom's General Store at 716 Traction Avenue. Amid the murals and neon of Downtown's artsy loft district, Bloom's General Store sells cigars, candy, newspapers, magazines, snack food and videos, and is also connected to a soul-food restaurant and art gallery. The couches in the rear make this a community hangout-type place.
Owner, Joel Bloom (no relation), moved into the Downtown Arts District over 20 years ago and saw the need for this type of business. Joel is a thespian and an alum of Chicago's Second City and quite an interesting character. I met him at an art exhibit downtown during the holiday season. Joel and I determined that we're probably not related, but who knows? Anyway, Kenny and I both had our photos taken near Bloom's General Store marquee and cigar store Indian. This might make an excellent cover photo for my brother's next CD.
Last year I received an e-mail out of the blue from Danny Bloom asking me if I wanted to add my name to his website, Blooms in the News. Daniel is a freelance writer living in Japan and Taiwan. He's written a few children's books about Jewish life. I think he wants all of us Blooms to know all about each other. Looks like the website hasn't been updated since last year, but I didn't realize there were sooooooooooooo many Blooms in the world. Just like Elvis, Jesus and Coca Cola, Blooms are Everywhere!
See Ellen Bloom's blog here:.