Mar. 19, 1996
Now I Smack My Head
Today's reading: "Now I Smack My Head" by Charlie Smith from INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE DARKNESS, published by W.W. Norton & Co, 1990.
Today is the Feast Day of St. Joseph.
It's the day that the swallows return to the mission in San Juan Capistrano, California.
It's the birthday of satiric writer Tobias Smollet (Peregrine Pickel, Humphrey Clinker), born in 1721.
Explorer and translator of the Arabian Nights, Sir Richard Burton was born in Devonshire, England in 1821.
It's the birthday of democrat and orator William Jennings Bryan, born in Salem, Illinois in 1860.
South African writer Sarah Gertrude Millin was born in Cape Province in 1889.
Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1930.
It's the birthday of novelist Philip Roth (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint) born in Newark, New Jersey in 1930.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®