It’s My Birthday!

Although I’m not officially celebrating my birthday until next week, I am going to see a Picasso exhibit with my family today. I’ll be back tomorrow. Have a great Sunday!

Pablo Picasso, 1908

Pablo Picasso, 1908

Edna St. Vincent Millay: 22 February 1892

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born on 22 February 1892.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay.

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”-Edna St. Vincent Millay

Happy Birthday, Mr. Langston Hughes!

Langston Hughes was born on 1 February 1902.

Langston Hughes by Carl Van Vechten, February 1936

Langston Hughes by Carl Van Vechten, February 1936.

“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”-Langston Hughes

27 January 1832: Welcome to the World, Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born on 27 January 1832.

Lewis Carroll, 1863

Lewis Carroll, 1863. We probably don’t want to know what he was thinking.

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

A Mad Tea-Party by Sir John Tenniel

A Mad Tea-Party by Sir John Tenniel.

Off Topic Post: Happy Birthday, Paul Newman!

Happy birthday to my lifelong favourite actor, Paul Newman! He would have been eighty-nine today.

Paul Newman in 1954

Paul Newman in 1954.

“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.”-Paul Newman

What is your number one Paul Newman flick?

Happy Birthday, Dearest Emily!

Happy Birthday, dearest Emily!

Emily Dickinson

Birthday Girl Emily Dickinson (Born 10 December 1830).

FIVE EVERYDAY FACTS ABOUT EMILY DICKINSON:

EMILY ELIZABETH WAS A MIDDLE CHILD, SANDWICHED BETWEEN OLDER BROTHER (WILLIAM) AUSTIN AND YOUNGER SISTER LAVINIA (NORCROSS).

SHE WAS KNOWN FOR HER SIMPLE WARDROBE OF MOSTLY WHITE CLOTHING.

EMILY HAD A PET NEWFOUNDLAND DOG NAMED CARLO.

SHE WAS A GIFTED BAKER.

EMILY WAS A DEDICATED AND WELL-EDUCATED GARDENER.

“I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.”-Emily Dickinson