January112014
Happy 86th birthday, Cesar Chavez.

Happy 86th birthday, Cesar Chavez.

5PM
especially likes the doodle today.It was both esthetically pleasingand appealed to my love of the natuaral world.I had not ever heard of Maria Merian before.I had to look her up.Here’s her information, a picture she did, and a few pictures of her.(Notice how close in tone the doodle is to the picture below that she drew?Kudos to Google.)
Maria Sibylla Merian
Illustrator



Maria Sibylla Merian was a Swiss naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendent of the Frankfurt branch of the Merian family, founders of one of Europe’s largest publishing houses in the 17th century.



Born: April 2, 1647, Frankfurt


Died: January 13, 1717, Amsterdam



A plate taken fromMetamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium


Maria Sibylla Merian 

Maria Sibylla Merian circa 1700, 
especially likes the doodle today.
It was both esthetically pleasing
and appealed to my love of the natuaral world.

I had not ever heard of Maria Merian before.
I had to look her up.

Here’s her information, a picture she did, and a few pictures of her.
(Notice how close in tone the doodle is to the picture below that she drew?
Kudos to Google.)



Maria Sibylla Merian
Illustrator

Maria Sibylla Merian was a Swiss naturalist and scientific illustrator, 
a descendent of the Frankfurt branch of the Merian family, 
founders of one of Europe’s largest publishing houses in the 17th century.

BornApril 2, 1647, Frankfurt
DiedJanuary 13, 1717, Amsterdam


A plate taken fromMetamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium



Maria Sibylla Merian Maria Sibylla Merian portrait from 500DM banknote.png

Maria Sibylla Merian circa 1700, 

5PM
Happy 96th birthday, Ella Fitzgerald.
(One of Jazz’s greats!)

Happy 96th birthday, Ella Fitzgerald.

(One of Jazz’s greats!)

5PM
 Zora Neale Hurston’s 123rd Birthday
I had never heard of Zora Hurston.
Below is a bit about her.
Love,Dad
Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara.In 1975, Ms. Magazine published Alice Walker’s essay, “In Search of Zora Neale Hurston” reviving interest in the author. Hurston’s four novels and two books of folklore resulted from extensive anthropological research and have proven invaluable sources on the oral cultures of African America.Through her writings, Robert Hemenway wrote in The Harlem Renaissance Remembered, Hurston “helped to remind the Renaissance—especially its more bourgeois members—of the richness in the racial heritage.”

 Zora Neale Hurston’s 123rd Birthday

I had never heard of Zora Hurston.

Below is a bit about her.

Love,
Dad

Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara.

In 1975, Ms. Magazine published Alice Walker’s essay, “In Search of Zora Neale Hurston” reviving interest in the author. Hurston’s four novels and two books of folklore resulted from extensive anthropological research and have proven invaluable sources on the oral cultures of African America.

Through her writings, Robert Hemenway wrote in The Harlem Renaissance Remembered, Hurston “helped to remind the Renaissance—especially its more bourgeois members—of the richness in the racial heritage.”

January282013
Happy 197th birthday, Ada Lovelace!Ada Lovelace is honored today by Google for her contribution to computer science. She is variously described as the “first computer programmer” and the inventor of the algorithm.




But Ada Lovelace might have become an historical footnote – the only legitimate daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron – were it not for her relationship with Charles Babbage, the “father of the computer.”
Their work together illustrates the adage: “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Yes, Babbage conceived of the “Difference Engine" and the "Analytical Engine.” But it was Ada that was able to see the wider applications, the potential beyond its use as a sophisticated calculator.Iiiinnnteresting.I had no idea.Pretty impressive for a woman in the 1800s!
Happy 197th birthday, Ada Lovelace!

Ada Lovelace is honored today by Google for her contribution to computer science. She is variously described as the “first computer programmer” and the inventor of the algorithm.

But Ada Lovelace might have become an historical footnote – the only legitimate daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron – were it not for her relationship with Charles Babbage, the “father of the computer.”

Their work together illustrates the adage: “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Yes, Babbage conceived of the “Difference Engine" and the "Analytical Engine.” But it was Ada that was able to see the wider applications, the potential beyond its use as a sophisticated calculator.

Iiiinnnteresting.
I had no idea.
Pretty impressive for a woman in the 1800s!
10PM
10PM
Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

9PM

Happy birthday, MLK, of course. 
And may you celebrate the strides he helped make possible.The country is not yet without racial problems of any kind, but it has fewer because of him.

Happy birthday, MLK, of course. 
And may you celebrate the strides he helped make possible.The country is not yet without racial problems of any kind, but it has fewer because of him.
November152012
Happy 172nd Birthday, August Rodin.One of his most famous pieces is ‘The Thinker’.


The Kiss:
Happy 172nd Birthday, August Rodin.
One of his most famous pieces is ‘The Thinker’.

http://www.uncommonthought.com/mtblog/linked_files/TheThinker.jpg
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The Kiss:
3PM
Happy Veteran’s Day!

Happy Veteran’s Day!

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