Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday John McPhee

"The New Yorker turned me down steadily and consistently for 10 years."
                                                                                                       ~John McPhee

                            There is hope for those with perseverance.

John McPhee with Peter Hessler, 10 November 2010

Born this day, 1931 Mr. McPhee continues to inspire. Since reading his book - Encounters with the Archdruid - he has held a special place at the highest level of respect in my mind.

Here I am linking an article that appeared last year in the New Yorker Magazine in reaction to the Chilean earthquake.  A Russian blog doll this post is a reflection in which I admire Mr. McPhee who in turn is admiring Charles Darwin who is turn admiring Charles Lyell’s author of “Principles of Geology.” May we all see each other from our respective strata, our textual fossils shouting "Happy Birthday" through the extra soma. 

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