Thought of the Day

“There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.” -Maya Angelou

Today in Literary History – September 12, 1880 – the birth of H.L. Mencken

Today is the anniversary if the birth of one of my all-time favourite writers, H.L. Mencken, born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 12, 1880. Mencken, known to his family and friends as Hank, was an incredibly prolific writer of books, essays, satirical pieces and newspaper columns. He wrote about social trends, politics, literature, music, philology, …