Dec. 30, 1996
Today's Reading:"Blue Girls" by John Crowe Ransom from SELECTED POEMS, published by Alfred A. Knopf.
Today is the birthday of English novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling, born in India, 1865, where many of his novels are set including PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS and the two JUNGLE BOOKS.
It's the birthday of philanthropist Simon Guggenheim born in Philadelphia,1867. In 1925 he established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in memory of his son.
British-born Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock was born on this day in 1869.
Novelist and poet Paul Bowles was born on this day in New York City in 1910.
American rhythm and blues singer Bo Diddley was born on this day in McComb, Mississippi, 1928.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®