We are stardust, we are golden and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.
November 7, 1943: Happy 70th birthday, Joni Mitchell! The Canadian singer songwriter had polio as a child—the illness weakened her left hand, which made many traditional guitar fingerings difficult to execute. It led Mitchell to develop her own signature tunings.
I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
August 15, 1912: It was a meal of oysters and sole meunière (and fine wine!) in Rouen that sparked writer and chef Julia Child’s love of food. She was born in California, 101 years ago today.
He made me think of all the books I hadn’t read, and all the ones I’d read but hadn’t fully understood.
August 13, 1961: Happy birthday, Tom Perrotta! The novelist couldn’t get his book, Election, published until it was made into an Oscar-winning film. He turns 52 today.