Monday, June 30, 2008

What If.....February 12, 1809 Had Never Happened?

You've probably guessed or knew that Abraham Lincoln was born on that date. Born on the same date was Charles Darwin.

The current issue of Newsweek has an article on the two and how their contributions helped shape the world we know nearly 200 hundred years later. I haven't read the article yet but I've sure had fun imagining what my world would seem like if either---or neither---had ever been born.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm Back?

I have sort of abandoned my blogs, this one and Sir Ryder of Cupp, for several months. Why? I don't really know. And while my readers don't seem to have missed my writing, I have missed writing for my readers. (Readers, plural. How's that for optimism?)

Checking stats for the last few months reveals that readership remains about the same, thanks to pictures of the world's ugliest cats and a recipe for kookie Christmas cookies. I guess I haven't acquired Anna Quindlen status yet. Maybe that explains the silence. (How's that for pessimism?)