May 26, 1996
Today's Reading: "Deep Chess" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti from THESE ARE MY RIVERS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1955-1993, published by New Directions.
Today is the Feast Day of St. Augustine of Canterbury.
The Christian feast of Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit unto the Apostles, is celebrated today.
It's the birthday of author Lady Mary Montagu, born in London in 1689.
The last organized fighting in the Civil War ended today in 1865 when General Kirby Smith surrendered Confederate forces west of the Mississippi.
It's the birthday of American poet and novelist Maxwell Bodenheim, born in Hermanville, Mississippi in 1893.
Marion Michael Morrison, later to become John Wayne, was born today in Winterset, Iowa in 1907.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®