Write No More Than the Tale of Troy


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/

Poet Robert Hayden was born on August 4, 1913.

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.



Jennifer Van Orman

Artist and writer. On double-secret probation.