My Shared Birthday with Robert Penn Warren

I share a Birthday with these two writing savages. I first read Robert Penn Warren in a community college class and fell in love with his drama, charm, and lively Southern characters. Anthony Trollop is simply a wordsmith. He used to wake up and write for two hours each morning before working at the postContinue reading “My Shared Birthday with Robert Penn Warren”

Remembering Ernie Pyle, in Honor of National Columnist Day

The Man Who Told America the Truth About D-Day Ernest Taylor Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize—winning American journalist and war correspondent who is best known for his stories about ordinary American soldiers during World War II. Pyle is also notable for the columns he wrote as a roving human-interest reporter from 1935 through 1941 for the Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate that earned him wide acclaimContinue reading “Remembering Ernie Pyle, in Honor of National Columnist Day”

Martin Luther King

As we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., it’s natural to remember his courageous advocacy for racial equity. But before he was assassinated, King had also begun to broaden his efforts to unify the around economic justice.

George Gurdjieff, the Greco-Armenian holistic philosopher

Remembering the mystic, George Gurdjieff (1866-1949), on the anniversary of his death. “Greco-Armenian holistic philosopher, thaumaturge, and teacher of Sacred Dances (whose ancillary personae as musicologist, therapist, hypnotist, raconteur, explorer, polyglot, and entrepreneur exercise the taxonomic mind). Gurdjieff’s work comprises one ballet, some 250 Sacred Dances, 200 piano pieces composed in collaboration with his pupil ThomasContinue reading “George Gurdjieff, the Greco-Armenian holistic philosopher”

Author of the wonderful book, “Call of the Wild”

Author of the wonderful book Call of the Wild, Jack London, was born on this day, 1876, in #California. #JackLondon was an American #author best known for the adventure novels #WhiteFang and The Call of the Wild. Jack London grew up working-class. He carved out his own hardscrabble life as a teen. He rode trains,Continue reading “Author of the wonderful book, “Call of the Wild””

Isaac Newton’s Influence

Isaac Newton (1642–1727) is best known for having invented the calculus in the mid to late 1660s (most of a decade before Leibniz did so independently, and ultimately more influentially) and for having formulated the theory of universal gravity — the latter in his Principia, the single most important work in the transformation of early modernContinue reading “Isaac Newton’s Influence”

The Father of Robotics and His Acurate Predictions for 2014

The Lit World would not be the same without having been blessed with the writings and creativity of Mr. Isaac Asimov, thank you for your contribution to the Scifi community. Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.  Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500Continue reading “The Father of Robotics and His Acurate Predictions for 2014”