March 2nd, 2004


For those of us who were ever kids:

Today would be a good day to take a moment, pause, and give thanks to whatever higher power you hold dear that your childhood was blessed by the man who was born 100 years ago today, one Theodor Geisel, A.K.A. Dr. Seuss.

Here's a bit from about how he got started, which I had never known:
In May of 1954, Life published a report concerning illiteracy among school children. The report said, among other things, that children were having trouble to read because their books were boring. This inspired Geisel's publisher, and prompted him to send Geisel a list of 400 words he felt were important, asked him to cut the list to 250 words (the publishers idea of how many words at one time a first grader could absorb), and write a book. Nine months later, Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success.
And from there, well.

Thanks, Theodor.
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mucha mosaic


Today I remembered to flip the calendar page on my office calendar.

I have March 14th noted with the helpful explanation

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