Archive for March 2014
Today in 1732 Was born Franz Joseph Haydn. If you’re of Austrian descent He’s someone you take pride in Over a hundred symphonies He’s noted for composing. And there is one called “The Surprise” He wrote to wake the dozing. He was a friend of Mozart and Taught Beethoven technique In India you’ll hear his... Read more »
Today was born Rene Descartes, Who once was asked, “Tell why thou art?” With courtesy he said, “Madam, I think, therefore, I think, I am.”
It’s opening day for the Cubs. Will they be wunderkinder or schlubs? Will they win more than lose And get more cheers than boos Or be one of the crummiest clubs?
Born today Vincent Van Gogh Who suffered mental stress and woe. In “Starry Night” one sees this clear, In his self-portrait sans an ear. I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. Vincent Van Gogh More Vincent Van Gogh quotes Share7.4K Topics Heart, Lost,... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of Cy Young, For his pitching a host of hosannas are sung. He threw 3 no-hitters and is so adored That HIS name is on the best-pitcher award. “One of the fellows called me Cyclone, but finally shortened it to ‘Cy’ and its been that ever since.” The last White Sox pitcher... Read more »
Born today was Marlin Perkins Whose TV show combed wild lurkin’s. At the zoo, once, near the lake, He was bitten by a poisonous snake. It happened at Lincoln Park Zoo in the early 1950s. Years later he described what happened in an interview. “Another reptile mishap was less chilling but perhaps more embarrassing,... Read more »
Born today was Henry Royce Whose cars still are deluxe and choice. Named after him and Charles Rolls, And priced beyond the reach of proles. 2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom. $543,000. 6.7 liter, V12, 453 Horsepower. Mpg=11 (city) 19 (country).
John Boehner and Paul Ryan are both baptized Roman Catholics. They sure don’t act like it. The template of virtue for Catholics, as for all Christians, has always been the teachings of Jesus. And Jesus, if nothing else, was an advocate for the poor. I don’t know of any place in the New Testament... Read more »
Born today was Robert Frost. Of New England with its rivers crossed, Of fortunes cast by a pair of dice tossed, He wrote. Of love and childhood lost. Asking For Roses by Robert Frost A house that lacks, seemingly, mistress and master, With doors that none but the wind ever closes, Its floor all... Read more »
Born today was Washington Roebling A pioneer in automob’ling. Race car engineer, mechanic, Lost his life aboard Titanic. “Roebling had big plans for his company, which was also producing a handsome touring edition of the Raceabout. He was constantly on a quest to improve his cars, and in the spring of 1912, he... Read more »