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Ben Franklin's bifocals Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Writer Ambrose Bierce
[1842 - Ambrose Bierce, satirist, critic, born in Meigs County, Ohio]

Jack Dempsey  Jack Dempsey
[1895 - Jack (William Harrison) Dempsey, champion boxer, born in Manassa, Colorado]

Judge Irving Kaufman
[1910 - Irving Robert Kaufman, federal judge, born in New York City]

Writer Norman Cousins
[1912 - Norman Cousins, writer, editor, activist, born in Union Hill, New Jersey]

Poet John Ciardi
[1916 - John Ciardi, poet, translator, born in Boston]

Berlin airlift
[1948 - Berlin airlift initiated to counter Soviet Union blockade]

Actor Jackie Gleason in The Hustler
[1987 - Jackie Gleason, 'The Great One', actor, comedian, dies at age 71]

The Meaning of Life

The meaning of life is not revealed.
Our purpose here remains concealed.
So define it now by what's been done.
Forgive thyself the "might have been."

morning meditation night meditation

William's Whimsical Words:

Also forgive the coulda, woulda, shouda have beens.

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