Nov. 25, 1996

Learning to Adjust

by William Stafford

MONDAY 11/25

Today's Reading:"Learning to Adjust" by William Stafford from EVEN IN QUIET PLACES, published by Confluence Press.

Today is St. Catherine's Day, commemorating the patron saint of maidens, mechanics, philosophers and all those who work with wheels.

The Zibelemartit or Onion Market takes place today in Berne, Switzerland.

Today is the birthday of writer Shelagh Delaney (A TASTE OF HONEY) born in Salford, England, 1939.

Novelist and short story writer Ella Leffland was born on this day in Martinez, California, 1931.

It's the birthday of New York Yankees fielder Joe ( Joseph Paul) Dimaggio, born in Martinez, California, 1914.

Physician Lewis Thomas, author of THE LIVES OF A CELL: NOTES OF A BIOLOGY WATCHER, was born on this day in Flushing, New York, 1913.

It's the birthday of choreographer and composer Alwin Nikolais, born in Southington, Connecticut, 1910.

Composer and critic Virgil Thompson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his film score for LOUISIANA STORY, was born on this day in Kansas City, Missouri, 1896

Naturalist and writer Joseph Wood Krutch (THE MEASURE OF MAN) was born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1893.

Poet Isaac Rosenberg was born on this day in Bristol, England, 1890.

English writer and publisher Leonard Woolf, husband of novelist Virginia Woolf, was born on this day in London, 1880.

Temperance crusader Carry Nation was born in Garrard County, Kentucky, 1846.

It's the birthday of industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, born in Dunfermline, Scotland, 1835.

Austrian Composer Franz Gruber (STILLE NACHT or SILENT NIGHT) was born on this day in Unterweitzburg, Austria, 1787.

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