Thursday, April 22, 2010
[1707 - Henry Fielding, writer, born in Sharpham
Park, Somerset, England]
[1724 - Immanuel Kant, philosopher,
born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia]
[1870 - Vladimir 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, conductor, 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, actor, born in Queens, New York]
[1952 - Marilyn Chambers (Marilyn Ann Briggs), actress, born in Providence, Rhode Island]
[1970 - First Earth Day is held in communities across the country]
How To Write
In Old Vermont there stand some fences,
Built by 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 carefully.
Choose your words as 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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