Feb. 2, 1998
Today's Reading: "Cathedral Builders" by John Ormand from CATHEDRAL BUILDERS AND OTHER POEMS.
Today is Groundhog Day, when, if the groundhog sees its shadow as it comes out of its hole, six weeks of winter will return. If the day is cloudy and the groundhog sees no shadow, it takes it as a sign of coming spring and stays above ground.
It's the birthday of writer James Dickey who started out writing ad copy for Coca-Cola and went on to write DELIVERANCE. He was born in Atlanta in 1923 and died in 1997.
Writer James Joyce (DUBLINERS; A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN; FINNEGAN'S WAKE; ULYSSES) was born on this day in Dublin, 1882.
The National League was formed today in 1876 with eight baseball teams.
Today in 1655 a British fleet captured New Amsterdam, the trading center of the Dutch colony in North America, renaming it New York for its new governor, the Duke of York.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®