Falis, Ed

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Name
Falis, Ed Gender: M
Falis, Edward Paul
born on 25 November 1951 at 02:38 (= 02:38 AM )
Place Danbury, Connecticut, 41n24, 73w27
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°13' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°54 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 11°25'



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Ed Falis
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Biography

American developer, marketer, salesman, manager and consultant in the software business for 20 years. Raised in Danbury, Ed left home in September 1969 for college in Boston, Massachusetts. As his interests moved away from the academic, he left school in December 1971 to explore "the real world." After his mother’s death on 24 September 1974, he moved back to Connecticut to help his ailing father. In January 1977, he returned to complete his education and graduated with a BA in math in May 1980. He immediately moved to California with his wife Charlotte (27 August 1958) whom he married on 12 January 1979. Their son was born on 6 January 1982 and a daughter on 21 March 1984.

Ed graduated from Stanford with an MS in Computer Engineering in February 1982, and following grad school, he returned with his family to Boston in August 1983 for a new job.

In June 1991, a company takeover reversed his direction and interests. Ed’s father died in May 1995. In September 1997 he and his wife separated, divorcing in February 2000.

He started astrology when he was 17, 1969, at the same time that he began Buddhist meditation. Astrology led him to mathematics and programming nearly ten years later. He always loved astrology and was a perpetual student of the subject. Ed did professional astrological counseling, and his clients agreed that they were given good work. Modest about his own credentials, he held in high regard those who practice on the front lines. In astrology as well as in the software business, he looked for effective tools as well as developing conceptual integrity to guide the choice and development of them.

Ed wrote that, "I view astrology as a kind of mathematics that can be applied to many areas, just as normal mathematics. But it's a completely different formal structure, and uses different means of "reasoning" and application. It wasn't called the "queen of sciences" for nothing! I see many analogies between my two fields - especially in that they both speak to the interaction of subjectivity and objectivity, and to the nature of personal and group creativity. In both, I seem to have fallen into a hereditary family role of toolsmith."

Quote from his obituary: "He was an accomplished cook who especially enjoyed making barbecue and wood fired pizza for family and friends. He enjoyed woodworking, mushroom hunting, speculative fiction, a day at the beach and more. He had a deep love of music and had a vast and eclectic collection. He occasionally played the saxophone, to the delight of his neighbors and the dismay of his many pets.

Edward was a man of tremendous insight, intellect, heart, and humor. He tackled complex philosophical questions and mundane logistical puzzles with equal energy and curiosity. An unfailing source of support to his family and friends, Ed was known to lighten dark moods by breaking into silly songs or telling rambling anecdotes that somehow always ended in insightful observations about the problem at hand. He was a fount of mostly excellent advice and when something went wrong his approach was dependably calm and even-keeled. Ed knew how to mitigate the bad and how to celebrate and enhance the good. A lifelong student of Buddhist philosophy, Ed was equally rooted in worldly logic and spiritual exploration. Edward was a special and unique man who will be deeply missed."

He died on 15 March 2021 at age 69 at his home in New Jersey.

Relationships

Events

  • Social : Begin a program of study 1969 (Began studying astrology)
  • Social : End a program of study May 1980 (BA in math)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 6 January 1982 (Son born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 21 March 1984 (Daughter born)
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  • Death by Disease 15 March 2021 (Presumably prostate cancer, age 69)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes him from email (ACT) 6/2000, rectified from 2:32 AM given on the B.C.

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, MS)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (21 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One marriage, 21 years, divorce)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Software over 20 years)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Eastern (Buddhist)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Marketer of software)
  • Vocation : Computer : Programmer (Developer, manager and consultant)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Lifelong interest and study)