“The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville
who was born on this date, 1805
Poem of the Day:
(A song actually)
Skin by Bill Mallonee
About Vincent Van Gogh
who died on this date, 1890)

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
(The Newbery Award Winning)
Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Only $3.74!
*** Today is Creech’s birthday, she is 69.


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The Wake Up Call – July 29, 2014