Jan. 24, 1997
The Proverb as Warning
Today's Reading:"The Proverb as Warning" by Diana Der-Hovanessian from THE CIRCLE DANCERS, published by The Sheep Meadow Press (1996).
Today is the feast day of Saint Francois de Sales, patron saint of writers and author of INTRODUCTION TO A DEVOUT LIFE (1609).
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival opens today in Saint Paul, Minnesota with ten day of over 100 outdoor and indoor events celebrating the fun of winter.
It's the birthday of animal behaviorist Desmond Morris (THE NAKED APE) born in Wiltshire, England, 1928.
Ballet dancer Maria Tallchief was born on this day in Fairfax, Oklahoma, 1925.
Healing evangelist Oral Roberts was born on this day near Bebee, Oklahoma, 1918.
Abstract Expressionist painter Robert Motherwell was born on this day in Aberdeen, Washington, 1915.
It's the birthday of novelist Vicki Baum (GRAND HOTEL) born in Vienna in 1888.
Pulitzer prize-winning author Edith Wharton (THE HOUSE OF MIRTH; THE AGE OF INNOCENCE) was born on this day in New York City, 1862.
On this day in 1848, gold was discovered near Coloma, California, when an employee of John Sutter found some gold flakes while building a sawmill.
German writer and composer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann was born in Konigsberg, Prussia, 1776.
English playwright William Congreve (THE WAY OF THE WORLD) was born on this day in Yorkshire, England, 1670.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®