May 7, 1996
At the Feeder
Today's Reading: "At the Feeder" by Jane Kenyon from OTHERWISE, published by Graywolf Press.
Poet Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, England in 1812.
It's the birthday of composer Johannes Brahms, born in Hamburg, Germany in 1833.
Composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia in 1840.
Inventor Edwin Herbert Land (Polaroid Land Camera) was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1909.
It was on this day in 1915 that a German U-boat torpedoed the Cunard passenger liner LUSITANIA off the Irish coast. Nearly 1,200 people were killed, prompting the United States' entry into World War I.
Writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Cologne, Germany in 1927.
It's the birthday of Australian novelist and short-story writer Peter Carey, born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria in 1943.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®