Aug. 28, 1996

Nobody Cares…

by William Stafford


Today's Reading: "Nobody Cares..." by William Stafford from EVEN IN QUIET PLACES, published by Confluence Press.

Today is the Feast Day of St. Augustine, honoring the Bishop of Hippo.

There'll be a Full Moon tonight, known this month as the Green Corn Moon or the Sturgeon Moon.

It's the anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963 which ended with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.

Singer, dancer Donald O'Connor (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) was born in Chicago in 1925.

New Zealand writer Janet Frame was born today in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1924.

It's the birthday of novelist and playwright Robertson Davies (Salterton Trilogy; Deptford Trilogy; Cornish Trilogy), born in Thamesville, Ontario, in 1913.

Operatic tenor Richard Tucker was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1913.

It's the birthday of the world's most famous birder, Roger Tory Peterson (A FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS), born in Jamestown, New York, 1908.

Psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, who did extensive research on the treatment and education of autistic and emotionally disturbed children, was born in Vienna on this day in 1903.

It's the birthday of Irish novelist and short-story writer Liam O'Flaherty, born in the Aran Island in 1896.

German writer Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (FAUST) was born in Frankfurt on this day in 1749.

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




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