I’ve missed a year or two, but I hope today is a special day for you. And I’m glad that the Catalogue of Ships archive is still available.
Today is Darwin Day, dedicated to the man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor.
No link, just a shout-out: Happy birthday, Doris Eileen.
Happy 80th to the Saxophone Colossus, Theodore Walter Rollins.
Happy birthday, Michael. (Listen to episode 17.)
Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him.
Happy birthday to Alfred Russel Wallace, author of The Malay Archipelago.
Happy birthday to Boston’s Symphony Hall, McKim, Mead & White’s masterpiece of architecture and acoustics.