birthdays •
1924 James Baldwin (d. 1987) a novelist, short story writer, and essayist, best known for his novel Go Tell it on the Mountain. Most of Baldwin’s work deals with racial and sexual
issues in the mid-20th century United States.

Mary Hamman (d. 1984) was an American writer and editor. She was an editor for Pictorial Review, Good Housekeeping, Mademoiselle, the modern living editor for LIFE, editor in chief for Bride & Home.

lost n’ found • A previously unknown work by Johann Sebastian Bach has turned up in a crate of 18th-century birthday cards removed from a German library shortly before it was devastated by fire last year

touchy feely buyey•< the Christian Heritage Museum in Hagerstown, MD. allows you to handle rare religous works of all faiths as well as buy them.

volley fire • Language expert David Crystal author of The Fight for English: How Language Pundits Ate, Shot, and Left takes aim at Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves zero-tolerance approach to punctuation.

event • Canada’s 29th annual Three-Day Novel Contest got under way early Saturday and runs through midnight Monday with 450 authors typing away.

obit of note • Walter Burke Davis Jr. at 93 , a writer and historian best known for his books on the Civil War.

banktoaster • Pixel 2 Life site is crammed full of tutorials for all types of software, primarily image and design, but i found a bunch for MS office programs and all kinds of other yummy bits.

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