Truly, I am infected with holiday week inertia, which is my way of saying that the rest of this post will be all about me. My Captain, the lesbian pirate queen, has proposed a diversionary summer posting based upon one’s date of birth. With MY BIRTHDAY about to spring itself upon me any moment now, I thought I’d give it a rush by a few days just to show that patriarch, Father Time, who’s boss.
Therefore, following my captain’s rules, I present the following factoids for my date of birth:
- The City of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey
- The Vellore Mutiny was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company
- Jedwabne Pogrom was a massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland
Births (to recognize my writerly ambitions)
- Marcel Proust
- Alice Munro
- Silence Day – celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
Now, shuushh! I’m trying to celebrate.