From the Sacramento Daily Union, 6 June 1885:
Many of Napoleon’s biographers have incidentally mentioned that he […] used to carry about a certain number of favorite books wherever he went, whether traveling or camping; but it is not generally known that he made several plans for…
Napoleon was clever. And could afford to be!
John Steinbeck’s dedication to his editor, Pascal Covici, in East of Eden
While writing East of Eden, Steinbeck warmed up by writing a letter to his friend and editor in his notebook. These letters are collected in Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. You can read the last letter in the batch over at Letters of Note.
As for the dedication, here’s some info from Oprah.com (of all places, I know):
[Steinbeck] often mentioned the things he was tinkering with or building around the house. At one point, Pat asked Steinbeck to make him a box; Steinbeck joked that the only specification was that Pat shouldn’t be able to fit inside it.
When Steinbeck finished East of Eden, he placed his 250,000 word manuscript into a mahogany box he had carved and sent it to Pat. The note he placed on top became the dedication page of the novel.
There’s a book about the friendship called Steinbeck and Covici.
Good old Steinbeck!
"Well, you cry a little. Then you wait for the sun to come out. It always does."
Been a fan for years…
‘My Sharona’ by The Knack
I dunno why, but I have always loved “My Sharona”. Here is the Karaoke version. And I also give you links to an Uber Cool re-mix version. See: https://www.thisismyjam.com/Engztrom ENJOY!
‘Sunday Girl 1979’ by Blondie
Blondie’s voice, here, is tops! So light and lively. So happy. A mindless thing, that merely gives pleasure… An alternate re-mix version can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e2bA3tTYow
‘Nowhere Man’ by The Beatles
Well, I have, at times, sorta been a nowhere man! But there is another version of this some here, that you should also listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81tmuA2Dddk And see this Jammer: https://www.thisismyjam.com/Engztrom/