Jul. 1, 1997
Just Below the Surface
Today's Reading:"Just Below the Surface" by Jane Hirshfield from THE OCTOBER PALACE, published by Harper Perennial (1994).
The Aalborg and Rebild Festival begins today in Aalborg, Denmark, the largest celebration of the United States' Independence outside this country.
The Grand Teton Music Festival gets underway today in Teton Village, Wyoming.
It's the birthday today of film director Sydney Pollack (THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY?; TOOTSIE; OUT OF AFRICA), born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1934.
It's the birthday of novelist and short-story writer Jean Stafford (THE MOUNTAIN LION), born in Covina, California, in 1915.
Blues musician and songwriter Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, on this day in 1915.
English aviator Amy Johnson, who became known as "Queen of the Air" during the 1930s, was born on this day in Kingston upon Hull, in 1903.
It's the birthday of film director William Wyler (MRS. MINIVER; THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES; BEN HUR), born in Mulhouse, France, in 1902.
Thomas A. Dorsey, known as the "Father of Gospel Music," was born on this day in Villa Rica, Georgia, in 1899.
It's the birthday today of novelist James M. Cain (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE; DOUBLE INDEMNITY), born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892.
Novelist, playwright, and short-story writer Susan Glaspell was born on this day in Davenport, Iowa, in 1882.
The Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most pivotal encounters of the Civil War, began on this day in 1863 near the small town in southern Pennsylvania that gave it its name.
It was on this day in 1838 that Charles Darwin presented a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London; THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES wouldn't be published for 21 more years (in 1859).
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®