May 11, 1996
Philosophy in Warm Weather
Today's Reading: "Philosophy in Warm Weather" by Jane Kenyon from THE BOAT OF QUIET HOURS, published by Graywolf Press.
It's the birthday of songwriter Septimus Winner (Listen to the Mockingbird & Oh Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone), born in Philadelphia in 1827.
Astronomer Frank Schlesinger, who devised a method of measuring the apparent movement of stars called parallaxes, was born in New York City in 1871.
Irving Berlin, who wrote 1,500 songs including "White Christmas" and "God Bless America," was born on this day in Tyumen, Russian in 1888.
Dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania in 1894.
Physicist Richard Phillips Feynman, who worked on the M anhattan Project to build an atomic bomb, was born in Far Rockaway, New York in 1918.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®