Nov. 30, 1996
Today's Reading:"This Morning" by Jane Kenyon from OTHERWISE, published by Graywolf Press (1996).
Today is the Feast Day of St. Andrew, in honor of the fisherman on the Sea of Tiberius.
It's the birthday of the woman who launched SESAME STREET at PBS, Joan Ganz Cooney, born in Phoenix, 1929.
Blues musician (Walter Brown) Brownie McGhee, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1915.
It's the birthday of screen-writer, humorist Donald Ogden Stewart (THE PHILADELPHIA STORY; HOLIDAY), born on this day in Columbus, Ohio, 1894.
Yiddish novelist I.J. Singer, older brother of Isaac Bashivis Singer, was born in Bilgoray, Poland, 1893. His novels include THE BROTHERS ASHKENZAI (1936) and THE FAMILY CARNOVSKY (1943).
It's the birthday of the author of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Lucy Maud Montgomery, born in Clifton on Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1874.
It's the birthday of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain, born in Florida, Missouri, 1835. He wrote in TOM SAWYER, "Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do."
It's the birthday of the foremost prose satirist in the English language, Jonathan Swift (GULLIVAR'S TRAVELS), born in Dublin in 1667.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®