Aurora Borealis - Bjorn says: "A self-portrait taken using the camera's self-timer. The full moon creates reflections in the the fjord, and the moonlight also brightens the landscape and mountains" Picture: Bjorn Jorgensen / National News & Pictures
Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Interviewer: Who do you see when you watch Casablanca, your father or Rick Blaine - Bogart's character in 'Casablanca'?
Stephen Bogart: I think I see Rick Blaine. There are some actors who can only play themselves, but good actors must really be separated from the people they play. My father was a great actor.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Robert Browning's first letter to Elizabeth Barrett, January 10, 1845. Wellesley College Library, Special Collections
Pansy sent by Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in a letter of August 18, 1846. Wellesley College Library, Special Collections
The Browning Collection at Wellesley, part of the larger English Poetry Collection established by George Herbert Palmer, contains first editions of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's and Robert Browning's published works, as well as manuscripts, related memorabilia, and the unique attraction of the couple's original love letters.
Among the most famous correspondences in literary history, the love letters were written almost daily from January 1845 to September 1846, and offer a thrilling tale of intellectual sympathy, mutual admiration, and a daring elopement.
Wellesley College has partnered with Baylor University to provide scholars and romantics alike with unprecedented, free access to digitized manuscripts of the letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning. The virtual collection includes the 573 courtship letters between the eminent Victorian poets, which are housed in the Margaret Clapp Libary's Special Collections at Wellesley.
The online collection, launched on February 14, 2012, includes complete digitized versions and transcriptions of the courtship letters and their envelopes, plus more than 800 additional letters from Baylor's Armstrong Browning Library collection.
The digitization of the love letters is the first phase of Wellesley's and Baylor's goal to create the most important virtual Browning collection in the United States.