Wednesday, April 22, 2009
[1724 - Immanuel Kant, philosopher,
born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia]
[1870 - Nikolai Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov),
Russian premier, born in Simbirsk, Russia]
[1904 - J. (Julius) Robert Oppenheimer,
physicist, born in New York City]
[1916 - Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, born in New York City]
[1922 - Charles Mingus, musician, singer, bandleader, composer born in Nogales, Arizona]
[1939 - Jason Miller, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-
winning playwright, born in Queens, New York]
[1952 - Marilyn Chambers (Marilyn Ann Briggs),
actress, born in Providence, Rhode Island]
[1970 - First Earth Day held in communities across the country]
How To Write
In Old Vermont there stand some fences,
Built by the Colonists for their defenses.
Made from stones pulled from the ground,
No cement holds them, yet they are bound.
If you would fain a writer be,
Ponder those structures so carefully.
Choose your words as the Artisan did his stone,
And your work may last when you are gone.
William's Whimsical Words:
Why write? Because you must.
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