Monday Morning Poetry – The Robert Burns Birthday Edition

I know, usually today is Whitman – but Robert Burns was born on this date in 1759. He’s kind of a big deal, so here’s one of his early poems, courtesy of Project Gutenberg. The topic seems appropriate. WINTER. A DIRGE. [This is one of the earliest of the poet’s … Continue ReadingMonday Morning Poetry – The Robert Burns Birthday Edition

Happy Birthday Martin Cruz Smith – and an answer to yesterday’s trivia question.

Martin Cruz Smith, born on this day in 1942, is an American mystery author.  He wrote Gorky Park, the first of the Arkady Renko books; I haven’t read any of the books but will definitely add them to my list. I’ve been looking for something comparable to Olin Steinhauer’s Ruthenia … Continue ReadingHappy Birthday Martin Cruz Smith – and an answer to yesterday’s trivia question.