Awakening, on Dowson’s 150th birthday

Ernest Dowson as an undergraduate – from Wikipedia

Ernest Dowson, poet, novelist, short story writer and translator of French literature, was born on August 2, 1867, exactly 150 years ago. In his youth he worshipped the child actress Minnie Terry, then became the devoted lover of the young Adelaide Foltinowicz. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

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The garbage worker, a little girl’s hero

Brooklyn Andracke is a little girl living in Bloomington, Illinois, USA. When she was aged two, she became fascinated with the garbage worker who was coming every Thursday. At first, she was waving from the window as the garbage truck passed by. Then Brooklyn, her mother Traci and little brother Ty moved outside to wave. And when they missed the truck, Traci Andracke would drive the kids around the neighborhood to find the truck so Brooklyn could wave. And the driver always made a point of waving back with a big smile and honking the truck’s horn. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…