Sep. 1, 1997
Why I Need the Birds
Today's Reading: "Why I Need the Birds" by Lisel Mueller from ALIVE TOGETHER, published by Louisiana State University Press (1996).
Today is Labor Day, first observed in New York City in 1882 by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.
Today is the anniversary of the beginning of World War II, when Germany invaded Poland in 1939 in an onslaught that by treaty pulled Britain and France into war.
Seiji Ozawa, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, was born in Hoten, Japan, in 1939.
Novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of TARZAN OF THE APES, was born in Chicago in 1875.
Newspaper editor James Gordon Bennett, whose NEW YORK SUN was the first tabloid-sized daily newspaper, was born in Newmill, Scotland, 1795.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®