February 5 Writer Birthdays

1813 – Jermain Wesley Loguen, American writer and abolitionist, known for The Rev. J. W. Loguen, as a Slave and as a Freeman, a Narrative of Real Life. 1871 – Jovan Dučić, Bosnian Serb modernist poet, political writer, and diplomat. 1893 – William Earl Johns, English pilot and writer of adventure stories, usually under theContinue reading “February 5 Writer Birthdays”

February 4 Writer Birthdays

1820 – Božena Nemcová, Czech writer of the National Revival movement who wrote novels as well as books of fairy tales and legends; her image is featured on Czech banknotes. 1902 – Charles Lindbergh, American aviator, military officer, author, and environmental activist who wrote The Spirit of St. Louis about making the first solo transatlanticContinue reading “February 4 Writer Birthdays”

February 3 Writer Birthdays

1612 – Samuel Butler, English poet and satirist. 1763 – Caroline von Wolzogen (born Caroline von Lengefeld), German novelist and biographer of Friedrich Schiller, her brother-in-law. 1811 – Horace Greeley, influencial American editor who founded the New York Tribune. 1826 – Walter Bagehot, English economist and journalist whose father-in-law was the founder of the Economist,Continue reading “February 3 Writer Birthdays”

Month of Letters, Day 2

February 2 was a Sunday, but I sent two postcards anyway. These went out from a mailbox in Boston, Massachusetts, while I was there with my son over the weekend for one of his college interviews. These were both Postcrossing cards: To Rocca San Casciano, Italy, a card with a vintage beer ad. To Palencia,Continue reading “Month of Letters, Day 2”

February 2 Writer Birthdays

1745 – Hannah More, popular English novelist, religious writer, poet, and playwright. 1882 – James Joyce, Irish modernist author, novelist, short-story writer, poet, and critic, known for his command of the English language and his provocatively complex works of fiction; he is considered one of the most important and influential authors of his era. 1883Continue reading “February 2 Writer Birthdays”

Month of Letters, Day 1

February is the Month of Letters, also known as “LetterMo.” Every day this month, those of us who’ve taken the challenge aim to send at least one piece of mail by good, old-fashioned snail mail, and to respond to anyone who writes to us. Bills, junk mail, and other non-personal forms of mail don’t count.Continue reading “Month of Letters, Day 1”

Photo Friday: TC Williams Reflections Winners

Last week, T.C. Williams High School Reflections winners were honored in an awards ceremony at school. Ten students won awards for Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. It’s the only high school in Alexandria that participates in the PTA Reflections contest, so our 1st Place winners are also the 1st Place winnersContinue reading “Photo Friday: TC Williams Reflections Winners”