Write No More Than the Tale of Troy

Portrait of Hedda Sterne by the Waintrob Brothers, c. 1960 from the Hedda Sterne Foundation website.

It’s later than you think

Artist Hedda Sterne was born on August 4, 1910. See more of her work at https://heddasternefoundation.org/

Poet Robert Hayden was born on August 4, 1913.https://theanatomyofmelancholycom.wordpress.com/media/2414500739fe877d270a50479cb72353

Mathematician and philosopher John Venn was born on August 4, 1834. I think we can all agree he invented the best kind of diagram.

John Venn before being elected to the Royal Society in 1883

The youngest winner of the Tour de France, Henri Cornet was born on August 4, 1884. He won in 1904, ten days shy of his 20th birthday.

John Henry Twachtman circa 1900

American impressionist painter John Henry Twachtman was born on August 4, 1853.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet, and husband of Mary, was born on August 4, 1792. I will close out today with the end of one of his most famous poems, Hellas:

If only.

For today: enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.


Cat Power, We Dance

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet and husband of Mary, was born on August 4, 1792. I will close out today with the end of one his most famous poems, Hellas:

If only.

For today: enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.

Cat Power, We Dance

John Venn

Mathematician and philosopher John Venn was born on August 4, 1834. I think we can all agree he invented the best kind of diagram.


John Venn before being elected to the Royal Society in 1883

Hedda Sterne

 Portrait of Hedda Sterne by the Waintrob Brothers, c. 1960
Portrait of Hedda Sterne by the Waintrob Brothers, c. 1960 from the Hedda Sterne Foundation website.

Artist Hedda Sterne was born on August 4, 1910.

See more of her work at https://heddasternefoundation.org/