Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
Robert Louis Stevenson
June 28, 1888: On this day, Robert Louis Stevenson and his family set sail from San Francisco. They explored the eastern and central Pacific for nearly three years, and during that time, Stevenson became close friends with Kalākaua, the last reigning king of Hawai’i.
We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win.
June 27, 1787: On this day, between the hours of eleven and twelve at night, Edward Gibbon finished writing The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, which he had begun twenty years prior. He celebrated by taking a stroll in his garden.
Arthur is a legend and a hero. The Arthur perceived through the legends is somewhat based on fact and he did, through many ways exist. He lives on immortally now, in our faith, hearts, minds, and writings. So, if his bones were discovered, and he will not return to rule as the legends states, he still remains alive through us.
Jill M Roberts
June 25, 2015~Happy Birthday to Me! Jill M Roberts born and raised in New York City fell in love with the Arthurian Legends and spent her twenties scouring England for rare books. Jill has written articles about King Arthur for academic journals and books about his history and legends. In 1998 she became a member of the International Arthurian Society and writes about King Arthur still.
People change and forget to tell each other. Lillian Hellman
After breaking into the theater and film industry, American screenwriter Lillian Hellman (born June 20, 1905) was famously blacklisted by the House Committee of Un-American Activities for her supposed ties to Communism.
Before becoming a celebrated writer, journalist, and revolutionary, Filipino national hero José Rizal (born June 19, 1861) went to medical school so he could help his mother, who was going blind. At the age of 25, he completed his eye specialization and used an ophthalmoscope to operate on his mother.
Brian Jacques (born June 15, 1939) made his stye of writing as vividly descriptive as possible in his Redwall series because his first readers were the children of the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind.
June 14, 1950: On this day, Charles M. Schulz proposed to Donna Mae Johnson—and got rejected. She would go on to become Schulz’s inspiration for Charlie Brown’s unrequited crush, the Little Red-Haired Girl.
Happy birthday, Allan Gurganus! The American novelist was 26 when he had his first short story, Minor Heroism, published in The New Yorker. His writing teacher, John Cheever, sold it without telling him beforehand.