Archive for April 2013
Born today Math genius Gauss Who told, it’s said, his dying spouse, “I’m working on a problem, hon, Please wait a moment till I’m done.”
Born today William Randolph Hearst. Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, Whose rise to fame and power was curst By Rosebud tracks down memory lane.
Born today was Lionel Barrymore, The evil Potter he portrayed. He was no match for Clarence or The friends George Bailey found he’d made.
Born today in 1759 Was Mary Wollstonecraft. A feminist by her design At whom the men in power laughed.
Born today was President Grant, A General who hated cant. He drank a bit and smoked cigars. The model of a man from Mars.
My fellow blogger on ChicagoNow, Jack Spatafora, wrote about dreams the other day and got me thinking about them. There are nocturnal ones and ones we entertain fully awake— aspirations or even visions like in Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream”speech. They can be frightening, kooky, convoluted, adventuresome, mysterious, ominous, or wet. The nocturnal varieties ... Read more »
Born today was Audubon Whose given names were James and John. Remembered most by geeks and nerds For painting birds.
I’m not 6-11. Not any where near it. Nor do I play a pivotal position on the Chicago Bulls. But I proudly can say that I once had what Joakim Noah has : plantar fasciitis. So I sorta know what he’s going through. As a famous Democrat once said, I feel his pain. Vicariously.... Read more »
Born today Marconi; he An icon in telegraphy. Because he was so tireless, He gave us all the wireless.
Born today Willem de Kooning. Expressionistically communing, What his paintings represented? Ask someone who is demented.