My family forgot my birthday, my truck needs a head gasket, I spilled a bottle of blue ink and spent the morning wrapping presents for my brother’s kids, making sure that I had exactly the same number for each child – then in the afternoon rearranged the Cafepress site to make room for all the new designs have but couldn’t upload as Comcast was having a bad day. So you see, the blog once again takes a back seat. I envy all those people who have nice well paying day jobs from which they can comfortably blog away on company time. sigh.

calendar •
1639 – Jean Racine, French Dramatist is born (d 1699)
1849 – Fyodor Dostoyevsky faces a firing squad for subversive activities. At the last moment, he is issued a pardon.
1905 – Kenneth Rexroth, poet is born in South Bend, Indiana.(d 1982)
1940 – Nathaniel West and his wife are killed in an auto accident in Los Angeles. Their bodies will travel back east with that of F.Scott Fitzgerald, who died the day before.
1943 – WEB Du Bois elected 1st black member, National Inst of Arts and Letters

site to see • Shelfari – an interesting internet ‘community’ where people get to communicate with other people about books they’ve read . . . hmmm we USED to call those bookstores . . but what the hell . . . I’m easy, or at least that’s what they wrote in my year book.

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