“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world,” so said Henry R. Luce, the founder of Life and Time magazines who was born on this date in 1898.
Artist and writer Anita Willets-Burnham took two trips circumventing the globe, first in 1921 and again in 1928, and both times she brought her four children. She wanted to show them the world outside the classroom.
In 1930, she wrote about these travels – and how to afford them – in a memoir-meets-budget travelogue called Round the World on a Penny. Above is an image of the 1940 reedition of the best-seller, which boasts probably the best book cover in history, esp. the little monkey in the bottom right.
That is all.
Phew! Where did this week go?
I kind of slacked over here, for which I apologize, but trust it’s for the greater good – I think; maybe; I hope…. Anyway, to make up for it, here are Debbie Harry and Kermit the Frog singing “Rainbow Connection.”
I hope you find yours this weekend.
So here’s a picture of some manatee. (Sorry; I know this is short/sweet: been hella busy….)
….Don’t forget WW Norton/Countryman Press recently published my first endeavor, The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History, in which I use humor and cultural analysis to show how this seemingly simple structure shaped the complex American identity, for better and for worse.