Monday, September 22, 2014

Dogen (Jan. 19, 1200 – Sept. 22, 1253)

Japanese religious leader (Zen Buddhist) Dogen was born on January 19, 1200 in Kyoto, Japan. He said, “Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup." [Perhaps it lost something in translation.]... Dogen died on September 22, 1253 in Kyoto, Japan.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Virgil (Oct. 15, 70 BC – Sept. 21, 19 BC)

Roman writer Virgil was born on October 15, 70 BC in Andes, North Italy. He said, “All our sweetest hours fly fastest." [I guess this was later rephrased, “Time flies when you’re having fun”?]... Virgil died on September 21, 19 BC in Brindisi, Italy.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

LaWanda Page (Oct. 19, 1920 – Sept. 14, 2002)

Actress (on Sanford and Son) LaWanda Page was born as Alberta Peal on October 19, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Page died on September 14, 2002 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Janet Gaynor (Oct. 6, 1906 – Sept. 14, 1984)

Actress (in A Star is Born) Janet Gaynor was born as Laura Augusta Gainor on October 6, 1906 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Gaynor died on September 14, 1984 in Palm Springs, California.