On this day in 1887, English poet Rupert Brooke, described by W.B. Yeats as “the handsomest young man in England,” is born. Rupert Chawner Brooke is known for his idealist … Continue reading The Poetry of Rupert Brooke
For many, William Shakespeare is the greatest writer in the English language. He is called England’s national poet or the “Bard on Avon” or “The Bard.” William Shakespeare continues to … Continue reading Celebrating William Shakespeare
April 7, 2020. I am having tea with the poet, William Wordsworth. Today marks his 250th birthday and I’m inviting you to our celebration. English Breakfast tea is steeping nearby, … Continue reading Dancing with Daffodils
“Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.” Christina Rossetti
“We were talking of DRAGONS, Tolkien and I In a Berkshire bar. The big workman Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe All the evening, from his empty mug … Continue reading Happy Birthday C.S. Lewis
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy Birthday, Albert Camus. Your life was a testament to courage. Your devotion to the cause of human rights continues to inspire us all. Thank you. “The only way to … Continue reading Albert Camus – Celebrating the 100th Birthday
Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday. The Bard of Avon, whose words expressed the joys and tragedies of humanity, our gratitude… “As an unperfect actor upon the stage Who with much … Continue reading Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!
Every year on January 3rd, Tolkien fans from around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this beloved author at 21:00 (9 pm) local … Continue reading A Toast to the Professor