May 28, 1996
Bathing the New Born
Today's Reading: "Bathing the New Born" by Sharon Olds from THE WELLSPRING, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Today is the birthday in Dublin, 1779, of Irish poet Thomas Moore, who wrote poems and songs including "The Last Rose of Summer."
It's the birthday of naturalist and educator Jena Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, born in Switzerland, 1807; Lake Agassiz, a now-extinct glacial lake that once covered parts of Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada, was named in his honor.
Ian Lancaster Fleming, creator of master spy James Bond, was born on this day in London, 1908.
Southern writer Walker Percy
was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1916.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®