Thursday, March 6, 2014

Still unbearably cold and still running on a treadmill so nothing enlightening to record. My 41st birthday  - on February 21st - came and went with little ado, which is exactly how I like it.  Two people whose craft and character I deeply admire were also born on February 21st: David Foster Wallace and Nina Simone. I truly wish I had known DFW, somehow, some way,  while he was living. Here's a link to a commencement address he gave some years ago - wouldn't it be great if my college prep students would adhere to these ideas....I come back to it often to keep me grounded.