Aug. 12, 1996
Coming of Age (Stanza IV)
Today's Reading: An excerpt from "Coming of Age" by Ursula Leguin from WILD ANGELS, published by Capra Press (1975).
It's the birthday of writer William Goldman (THE PRINCESS BRIDE; MARATHON MAN), born in Chicago Illinois, in 1931.
Singer, songwriter Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr., "Buck" Owens ("Act Naturally," "Together Again"), was born on this day in Sherman, Texas, in 1929.
The first Model T, the "Tin Lizzie," came rolling out of the Ford Motor factory in Detroit on this day in 1908 and sold for $825-$850.
It's the birthday of American painter, George Wesley Bellows, born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1882.
Film director Cecil Blount de Mille was born on this day in Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1881. His biblical films were known for plenty of violence, some good whippings and bathing scenes.
The 30 year old inventor Thomas Edison first recorded the human voice on this day in 1877.
The woman who wrote the lyrics to the hymn "America the Beautiful," Katharine Lee Bates, was born today in Falmouth, Massachusetts, in 1859.
Isaac Merrit Singer got a patent for his continuous stitching sewing machine on this day in 1852.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®