I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once.
July 9, 1937: On this day, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a letter to Thomas Wolfe, advising his fellow author to write shorter novels. Wolfe responded with a letter eight times as long as Fitzgerald’s.
Anyone in pursuit of art is responding to a desire to make visible that which is not, to offer the unknown self to others.
October 13, 1958: On this day, Hettie Cohen married poet LeRoi Jones—and took his last name. She would write about that day (and others) in her memoir, How I Became Hettie Jones.
Fact of the Day:
New Jersey is home to the world’s first drive-in movie theater.
Today in History:
January 24, 1965
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.
1968 – Mary Lou Retton
1941 – Neil Diamond
(1949-1982) – John Belushi
All My Best,
Jill M Roberts
The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.
December 29, 1989: Czech playwright Vaclav Havel continued to be a champion of human rights and free speech even as he became the president of Czechoslovakia, 24 years ago today.