Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Writer Writes . . .


What happened to the writer that once sat with me, first wielding a rigid pen whose nub was repetitively dipped in blue-black ink from the well in the corner of a student's desk and transferred to the lines of a page from a goldenrod tablet?

Where is that writer who later after I'd put schooling aside accompanied me while I pounded the stiff keys of a manual typewriter?

And to where  has that once eager writer fled who guided the tapping of my somewhat matured fingers on a computer keyboard?

Is that writer still skulking around in the shadows somewhere?

I wonder . . .



vocabulary [voh-CAB-yoo-lehr-ee]
The body of words used in a particular language.
A part of such a body of words used on a particular occasion or in a particular sphere: "the vocabulary of law".

A person's vocabulary is the set of words within a language that are familiar to that person. A vocabulary usually develops with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental

tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Acquiring an extensive vocabulary is one of the largest challenges in learning a second language.




Richard Wright

Born Sept. 4, 1908
Died Nov 28, 1960

Richard Nathaniel Wright was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African-Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century.

Wright was criticized for his works' concentration on violence. In the case of Native Son, people complained that he portrayed a black man in ways that seemed to confirm whites' worst fears.

Born Sept 4, 1918
Died Feb 28, 2009

Paul Harvey Aurandt, better known as Paul Harvey, was a conservative American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, as well as his famous The Rest of the Story segments. His listening audience was estimated, at its peak, at 24 million people a week. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers. His broadcasts and newspaper columns have been reprinted in the Congressional Record more than those of any other commentator.

Born Sept 4, 1931
Age: 80 years old.

Mitzi Gaynor is an American actress, singer and dancer. Notable roles included There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) which featured Irving Berlin's music and also starred Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, and Johnnie Ray.

She also appeared in Les Girls (1957) with Gene Kelly and Kay Kendall, and the remake of Anything Goes (1956), co-starring Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, and Zizi Jeanmaire, loosely based on the musical by Cole Porter, P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton. Her biggest international fame came from her starring role as Ensign Nellie Forbush in the film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.


The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.

--Richard Wright

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