Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Happy Birthday Elwyn!
Today is the birthday of the great writer, E.B. White. It was he who wrote Elements of Style with William Strunk Jr. But he taught most of us to love language as a gift from God [not just ... say ... a highly-evolved form of grunting] in the pen with a radiant Wilbur and in a 76-cent genuine indian birch bark canoe, searching for Margalo.
I have a list of five books that I want my children to have had so much exposure to they can quote lengthy passages from memory:
The Princess Bride
The Chronicles of Narnia
[okay, that was cheating ... there are actually seven in that series, but, what are ya gonna do?]