For being 123 years old Punxsutawney Phil has eyesight enough to still see his shadow. That means six more weeks of winter. If you’re wondering what Groundhog’s day is all about, click here. (you can learn great little facts like Phil’s full name… Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary)
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
Happy Birthday James Joyce
Dick is celebrating February 2nd for a far more literary reason…not only is it Joyce’s birthday, but also the anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, what many consider his masterpiece.
A complete list of his publication dates is found here.
One more thing….
The New York Times Book Review had an article on Patti Smith‘s Just Kids. Smith notes Mapplethorpe’s love for Andy Warhol, one of the few things the pair didn’t share. She says “I hated the soup and felt little for the can.”
After sharing this with me, Dick adds, ” I think she and I could have had a great life together.” He’s probably right…He usually is.