Jul. 1, 1996

Aunt Helen

by T. S. Eliot

Monday 7/1

Today's Reading: "Aunt Helen" by T. S. Eliot from COLLECTED POEMS 1909-1962, published by Faber and Faber, Ltd.

At midnight tonight, we will be halfway through 1996, with 183 days remaining until 1997.

North of the border this is Canada Day, commemorating the confederation of Upper and Lower Canada and some of the Maritime provinces into the Dominion of Canada on this day in 1867.

It's the birthday in Portland, Indiana of dancer and choreographer, Twyla Tharp, in 1942.

Writer Jean Stafford (THE MOUNTAIN LION) was born today in Covina, California in 1915.

Blues musician Willie Dixon was born today in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1915.

It was on this day in 1858 that Charles Darwin first presented his theories on evolution to the Linnean Society in London.

French writer George Sand (Amandine-Auroe-Lucile Dupoin Dudevant), was born on this day in Paris in 1804.

Novelist James M. Cain (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE; DOUBLE INDEMNITY) was born today in Baltimore in 1892.

It's the birthday of the father of gospel music, Thomas A. Dorsey, born in Villa Rica, Georgia, 1899.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®




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