Monday, March 10, 2008

The Year You Were Born

This is a cool site that gives the top news stories from the year you were born (as long as it is after 1900).

What I thought was REALLY cool was that it turns out four of my favorite books were published the year I was born: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (which is where the quote at the top of my blog comes from), Sula by Toni Morrison (which I fiercely analyzed, page by page, word by word and made me want to be an English major), Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (one of the only books that has ever made me really cry), and Turtle Island by Gary Snyder (keeper of one of my favorite poems, For the Children, which I 'gifted' to many of my students).

1 comment:

kitti said...

Hi Kelly, your Mom gave me this link. Don't even really know what a blog is but yours is the first I have looked at. You look so cute with short hair and you still have that great smile. Cooper is so cute, looks fun and maybe a handfull too. I hope you are enjoying life, and all the joys and challenges motherhood brings.
Love, Aunt Kitti In case I am to comment on the books you mentioned...I will check them out.