Mar. 11, 1996
Today's reading: "The Cat" by William Matthews from SELECTED POEMS AND TRANSLATIONS, published by Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
In 1811 Ned Ludd led a group of workers who destroyed factory machines because they feared mechanization, thus the term "luddite" is now used to describe people who oppose automation.
Today is the anniversary of the legendary blizzard of 1888.
It's the birthday of actress Dorothy Gish, born in 1898.
Lawrence Welk was born on this day in Strasburg, North Dakota in 1903.
British author Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) was born in Cambridge in 1952.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®