Mar. 19, 1999
Sonnet 22: When our two souls stand up erect and strong
Poem: "When our two souls stand up erect and strong" by Elizabeth Barrrett Browning.
Today is the feast day of Saint Joseph, patron saint of fathers and carpenters.
This is also the day that the swallows typically return to the mission in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Tobias George Smollett, who studied medicine at Glasgow University, but later turned to writing, turning out such satirical novels as RODERICK RANDOM, PEREGRINE PICKLE, and HUMPHREY CLINKER. He was born in Cardross, Strathclyde in 1721.
It's the birthday of explorer Sir Richard Burton, who often traveled in disguise throughout Arabia, born in Devonshire, England, 1821.
The silver-tongued orator William Jennings Bryan was born on this day in Salem, Illinois, 1860.
South African writer Sarah Gertrude Millin, author of THE DARK RIVER and GOD'S STEP-CHILDREN, was born on this day in Cape Province in 1889.
It's the birthday of jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, born in Fort Worth, Texas, 1930.
Philip Roth, author of GOODBYE COLUMBUS, PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT, and the trilogy ZUCKERMAN BOUND, was born on this day in Newark, New Jersey, 1930.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®