There is nobility in the struggle, you don’t have to win.
Happy 78th birthday, Sharon Pollock! The leading Canadian playwright is best known for Blood Relations, based on the story of Lizzie Borden.
If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.
Happy 51st birthday, Conan O’Brien! Before becoming a host of late-night TV, O’Brien was a writer on Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons.
Today’s quote is from one of my favorite authors Karen Blixen (or you may know her by her pen name Isak Dinesen, or who she was by Meryl Streep’s amazing performance of her in Out of Africa )
I know of a cure for everything: salt water…in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.
Karen Blixen (born April 17, 1885) wrote under several pen names including Isak Dinesen, the name she used for Out of Africa, a novel based on the two decades she spent on a coffee plantation in Kenya.
It’s a rainy day here in New York City. Hope you’re having better weather where you are! Here’s your quote of the day…
The helpful thought for which you look
Is written somewhere in a book.
Though creepy-cute pioneer Edward Gorey (died April 15, 2000) was not a fan of children, he did love the ballet, cats, and, perhaps incongruously, fur coats. He left his estate to a trust benefiting animals–his cats continued to live at his house after his death.