Jun. 7, 1997
What the Bones Know
Today's Reading:"What the Bones Know" by Carolyn Kizer from THE NEARNESS OF YOU, published by Copper Canyon Press (1986).
Today is Boone Day in Kentucky, celebrating the day in 1767 when Daniel Boone sighted the land that would become Kentucky.
The Belmont States, the final race of the Triple Crown, will be run today at Belmont Park, New York.
The two-day Grundlovsfest starts today in Danebrog, Nebraska, celebrating Denmark's first free Constitution Day in 1849.
In Independence, Missouri, the annual Strawberry Festival begins today.
It's the birthday today of poet, novelist, and short- story writer, Louise Erdrich, born in Little Falls, Minnesota, in 1954.
It's the birthday of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, born on this day in Topeka, Kansas, in 1917.
It's the birthday of Dr. Virginia Apgar in Westfield, New Jersey, in 1909; she developed the Apgar Score measuring a newborn's five body functions in the first 60 seconds after birth: heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, reflexes, and skin color.
Anglo-Irish novelist and short-story writer, Elizabeth Bowen (THE DEATH OF THE HEART) was born in Dublin on this day in 1899.
It's the birthday of French painter Paul Gauguin, born in Paris, in 1848. He started out painting on Sundays while working as a stockbroker and in 1891 left for Tahiti where lived among the natives and painted some of his most famous pieces.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®