Jan. 16, 1997
Secret of Life
Today's Reading:"Secret of Life" by Diana Der Hovanessian from SELECTED POEMS, published by Sheep Meadow Press.
It's the birthday poet Robert Service ("Cremation of Sam McGee," "The Shooting of Dan McGrew"),who was born in Preston, England, 1874, and later lived in Canada and Alaska where he wrote his famous poems.
Mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne was born on this day in Bradford, Pennsylvania, 1934.
It's the birthday of singer and actress Ethel Merman, born in New York City, 1909.
The miracle fabric called nylon was patented on this day by the Dupont Company in 1937.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®