Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one has to stay awake all day.
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I'm still grading, but Bikemonkey tagged me on a book meme and I really want to cross something off my to-do list tonight, so here it is.
The rules: books you've read in bold and books you started but never quite finished in italics. (In that latter category, I'll include books from which I've…
[Editor's Note: "Please enjoy this little blurb on the famous German Romantic poet Novalis, and send money, but quickly." This message was found in a bottle off the coast of southern Florida. We presume it is from the C. O., still off on his relaxing holiday. Here is the remainder of his note…
1968 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
1758 - Heinrich Wilhelm MatthÃ¤us Olbers, German astronomer
1884 - Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and Nobel Prize…