This newsletter was sent to everyone on Jim’s email list (3,317) on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Hi, This has been The Week of Interesting Things for me. Most of my weeks could take that moniker, but this one seemed especially full. I try to put a lot of interesting things I find into the newsletter, but I • Read More »
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Leonardo’s journals: A large window into the mind of a geniusFebruary 8, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | 1 Comment | Filed in: history, journalism, writers, writing.
The mind of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) still fascinates observers even after 500 years. He was interested in so many things, and he observed the world with the mind and attitude of a scientist, mechanic, inventor, naturalist, and philosopher. He was also a writer. And an artist, of course. We know about Leonardo’s mind because • Read More »
The private eye’s business is trouble; newsletter, Dec. 22, 2017December 25, 2017 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter, Private eye.
This newsletter was sent to everyone on Jim’s email list (4,466) on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year. Tis the season to celebrate, and there are lots of good greetings out there. I wish you good fellowship, good friends and family, good food, good music, and • Read More »
Jean Ritchie and the dulcimer revival — and much more; your pet peeves about EnglishDecember 4, 2017 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter, Women writers and journalists.
This newsletter was sent to those on Jim’s email list (4,189) on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Hi, Last week’s entry about America’s first published poet, Anne Bradstreet, brought this from one of our newsletter readers, Robin K., who has done a good bit of genealogical research on her family: I thought that name looked familiar – I’m • Read More »