Dec. 9, 1997
A Christmas Storm
Today's Reading: "A Christmas Storm" by Howard Nemerov from TRYING CONCLUSIONS: NEW & SELECTED POEMS 1961-1991, published by University of Chicago Press.
It's the birthday of mathematician and computer pioneer Grace Hopper, who coined the term "bug" for computer failures, born in New York City in 1906.
Illustrator and author Jean de Brunhoff, creator of the Babar series of books, was born in France in 1899.
Writer Joel Chandler Harris, creator of the Uncle Remus tales, was born in Eatontown, Georgia, in 1848.
Poet John Milton (PARADISE LOST, SAMSON AGONISTES) was born in London in 1608.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®