Calendar

So I skipped January’s calendar entirely this year, even though the Writing While Female Tour had a lovely reading at the fabulous landmark Greenwich Village branch of the superb New York Public Library that I should have told you about.  Let’s just blame that on an ongoing hangover from the holidays and start with February, shall we? Herewith, my annotated calendar of the birthdays of public figures.  I’m getting the listings from a very nice website, so I hope they will forgive me for being snarky toward them in some of my comments…

    Aug
    18
    Sat
    August 18, 1774 – Meriwether Lewis, explorer of “Lewis and Clark”
    Aug 18 all-day

    Oh, so that’s where they got the name of the team…and, seriously, it’s kind of fun that they were born in the same month, no?

    Aug
    19
    Sun
    August 19, 1921 – Gene Roddenberry, creator of “Star Trek”
    Aug 19 all-day

    One of the best shows ever? YES.

    Aug
    20
    Mon
    August 20, 1890 – H. P. Lovecraft, science fiction writer
    Aug 20 all-day

    Have you read his work? It is terrifying!

    Aug
    22
    Wed
    August 22, 1893 – Dorothy Parker, author
    Aug 22 all-day

    There is a reason she’s a legendary writer and wit. I adore her work.

    Aug
    24
    Fri
    August 24, 1956 – Gerry Cooney, boxer
    Aug 24 all-day

    My dad once saw him on a plane. Mr. Cooney shook my dad’s hand and was very gracious, so I’ve been a big fan of his every since.

    Aug
    25
    Sat
    August 25, 1919 – George Wallace, Alabama Governor, and presidential candidate
    Aug 25 all-day

    That’s it for the descriptions of this guy? How about adding “and racist dickhead”?

    August 25, 1930 – Sean Connery, actor, “James Bond”
    Aug 25 all-day

    Oh, that Sean Connery…

    Aug
    30
    Thu
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