Apr. 26, 1996
Today's Reading: "Trees" by Howard Nemerov from THE COLLECTED POEMS OF HOWARD NEMEROV, published by The University of Chicago Press
Today is National Arbor Day, celebrated since the 1860's.
It's the beginning of the 27th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
John James Audubon was born on this day in 1785 near New Orleans.
It's the birthday of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1822, who designed NYC's Central Park.
American humorist Artemus Ward was born in 1834 near Waterford, Maine.
It's the birthday of playwright and novelist Anita Loos, who wrote GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, born in Sissons, California in 1893.
Photographer Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1895.
It's the birthday of novelist and short story writer Bernard Malamud, author of THE NATURAL, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1914.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®