Thursday, June 19, 2014

This Week And Next



Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
--E. L. Doctorow

The next week and a half will be spent out here in the wilds with Eva. Hopefully I will get some work done on my novel. And get some fresh images and insights from nature.


Did You Know . . .?

When a pregnant woman suffers organ damage (such as a heart attack) the fetus sends stem cells to the damaged organ to help repair it.



On this day in 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a married couple convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage in 1951, were put to death in the electric chair. The execution marked the dramatic finale of the most controversial espionage case of the Cold War. Both refused to admit any wrongdoing and proclaimed their innocence right up to the time of their deaths.



nuciform [noo-suh-fawrm]
Shaped like a nut; nut-shaped.



(born June 19, 1998)
Atticus Shaffer is an American actor. He is known for portraying Brick Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle, as well as voicing Edgar in Frankenweenie (2012). Shaffer suffers from type IV Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic condition inherited from his mother, who has type I. His small stature from this condition helps him portray a character on The Middle, approximately three years younger than his real-life age. He is home-schooled.

(born June 19, 1948)
Phylicia Rashad is an American Tony Award-winning actress, singer and stage director, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.

(born June 19, 1972)
Robin Tunney is an American actress. She is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon in the television series The Mentalist (2008–present), as well as previous roles in the films Encino Man (1992), Empire Records (1995), The Craft  (1996), End of Days (1999), Supernova, and Vertical Limit (2000), and Prison Break (2005–06).

(born June 19, 1954)
Kathleen Turner is an American film and stage actress and director. Turner came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), Romancing the Stone (1984), and Prizzi's Honor (1985), the latter two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), Serial Mom (1994) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.


All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
--F. Scott Fitzgerald



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