I’m fascinated with the stories that we tell. Real histories become fantasies and fairy tales, morality tales and fables.
Kara Walker (born November 26, 1969) is a MacArthur “genius grant” winner and artist who’s become internationally known for using black cut-paper silhouettes to portray the African American experience in the antebellum South. Among the books containing her work and comments are Kara Walker: Pictures from Another Time, Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress, and After the Deluge.
On This Day 28th August 1595
On 28th August 1595, Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins departed England on what was to prove their final voyage. Whilst the Spanish Armada of 1588 had been defeated, this by no means meant that the power of Spain was overcome, and throughout the 1590s there had been further low-level warfare. One of the tactics employed was the capturing of the Spanish ships, returning from the West Indies, laden with the silver and other precious items found there. This had the added advantage of enriching the Queen (who was desperately short of cash to pay for armies) and the captains themselves. On this particular occasion, they headed for San Juan, in Puerto Rico, but, despite two attempts, failed to capture the port. Both Drake and Hawkins fell ill during the voyage, dying and being buried at sea.
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Love and Happiness,
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Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.
~George R.R. Martin
August 6, 1996: A Game of Thrones was first published 19 years ago today. George R.R. Martin wrote the landmark fantasy novel (as well as its sequels) on a thirty-year-old PC using a rather ancient WordStar 4.0 word processor. He owns a separate computer for checking his email.
There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.
Beatrix Potter (born July 28, 1866), author of the beloved Peter Rabbit books, showed an early interest in animals. As a child, she and her younger brother took care of mice, rabbits, a hedgehog, bats, butterflies, and insects.
Arthur is a legend and a hero. The Arthur perceived through the legends is somewhat based on fact and he did, through many ways exist. He lives on immortally now, in our faith, hearts, minds, and writings. So, if his bones were discovered, and he will not return to rule as the legends states, he still remains alive through us.
Jill M Roberts
June 25, 2015~Happy Birthday to Me! Jill M Roberts born and raised in New York City fell in love with the Arthurian Legends and spent her twenties scouring England for rare books. Jill has written articles about King Arthur for academic journals and books about his history and legends. In 1998 she became a member of the International Arthurian Society and writes about King Arthur still.
Isn’t it strange how life won’t flow, like a river, but moves in jumps, as if it were held back by locks that are opened now and then to let it jump forwards in a kind of flood?
Happy birthday, Anita Desai! The Indian novelist is a wordsmith in more than one language. Because of her German mother, she grew up speaking German at home, but spoke Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, and English everywhere else.
Today is also my Mom’s birthday! I’d like to wish her a day as amazing as she is! Happy Birthday to the best woman I know! XOXOX 😘❤️
Everyone, make it a great day! I’m off to bake birthday cupcakes with my daughter for Mom!
All My Best,
If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.
Russian poet Anna Akhmatova was born Anna Andreyevna Gorenk on June 23, 1889. She started using a pen name in her teens after her father told her he never wanted to see poetry published under his “respectable” name.