Aug. 28, 1997

A Man and a Woman Sit Near Each Other

by Robert Bly


Today's Reading: "A Man and a Woman Sit Near Each Other" by Robert Bly from LOVING A WOMAN IN TWO WORLDS, published by Doubleday.

Today is the Feast of St. Augustine, honoring the Bishop of Hippo, in North Africa.

The Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival begins today in Detroit.

The 53rd annual National Sweet Corn Festival starts today in Hoopeston, Illinois.

The annual Blue Hill Fair gets underway in Blue Hill, Maine.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1952.

Song and dance man Donald O'Connor (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN; ANYTHING GOES) was born in Chicago in 1925.

Sociologist and author C.Wright Mills was born in Waco, Texas, in 1916.

Canadian novelist and playwright Robertson Davies, best known for his three trilogies: the Salterton, Deptford and Cornish trilogy, was born in Thamesville, Ontario, in 1913.

Ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS (1934) which grouped birds by physical characteristics rather than species, was born in Jamestown, New York, in 1908.

Psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, who researched the treatment and education of autistic and emotionally disturbed children, was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1903.

Irish novelist and short-story writer Liam O'Flaherty, a member of the Irish Renaissance, was born in Inishmore, Aran Islands, in 1896.

It's the birthday of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, author of WAR AND PEACE and ANNA KARENINA, born in Yasnaya Polyana in Tula Province, in 1828.

German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt in 1749.

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