This is a repeat from August, 2008.
What is it that makes writing jump off of the page and into your imagination? We can all learn a lot by studying what the masters have done. What I have been trying to understand is the total outlook on life held by people who I have seen write very well. By doing this, a strange theory came to mind.
A very special day requires a very special repeat!
If you have a friend who is funny, talented, and very rich there’s a good chance that you look forward to their birthday party every year. When there is a friend to everyone born on this day, the leap year, the least we can do is throw a good party every four years. Today is the 54th birthday* of one of the great talents in music, food, storytelling, pranks, and general fun – Gioachino Rossini. Though he was born in 1792 in Pesaro, Italy, he is still a good guy to get to know even today – and a good excuse for a party.