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Most people would probably say I live a pretty peculiar life. For several hours every day, I’m looking ahead – at the past.
Putting together ‘On This Day’ means I’m researching what happened in history and the arts on each day, but always ahead of the current day. Since I’m more interested in what people have accomplished than in battle dates and the stuff everybody already knows, I love finding pithy quotes that tell us something about the people who said them. Especially quotes that are also relevant to life in the 21st Century.
So here are some of the best quotes from my year:
And looking a little farther ahead: