FYI March 20, 2022

On This Day

1926 – Chiang Kai-shek initiates a purge of communist elements within the National Revolutionary Army in Guangzhou.[2]
The Canton Coup[1] of 20 March 1926, also known as the Zhongshan Incident[2] or the March 20th Incident,[3] was a purge of Communist elements of the Nationalist army in Guangzhou (then romanized as “Canton”) undertaken by Chiang Kai-shek. The incident solidified Chiang’s power immediately before the successful Northern Expedition, turning him into the paramount leader of the country.



Born On This Day

1612 – Anne Bradstreet, Puritan American poet (d. 1672)
Anne Bradstreet (née Dudley; March 20, 1612 – September 16, 1672) was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and first writer in England’s North American colonies to be published. She is the first Puritan figure in American Literature and notable for her large corpus of poetry, as well as personal writings published posthumously.

Born to a wealthy Puritan family in Northampton, England, Bradstreet was a well-read scholar especially affected by the works of Du Bartas. She was married at sixteen, and her parents and young family migrated at the time of the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. A mother of eight children and the wife and daughter of public officials in New England, Bradstreet wrote poetry in addition to her other duties. Her early works read in the style of Du Bartas, but her later writings develop into her unique style of poetry which centers on her role as a mother, her struggles with the sufferings of life, and her Puritan faith. Her first collection, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, was widely read in America and England.




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Life In The Shoe: For You, If You Don’t Know Everything
Life In The Shoe: Turtle Heart: Much More Than a Story of Friendship
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The Marginalian by Maria Popova: Nature’s antidote to human hardship, Albert Camus’s antidote to violence, and Benjamin Franklin’s pioneering strategy for making difficult decisions

By Elif Shafak, The revolutionary power of diverse thought
“From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy,” says novelist Elif Shafak. “From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism.” A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring — and she knows the revolutionary power of plurality in response to authoritarianism. In this passionate, personal talk, she reminds us that there are no binaries, in politics, emotions and our identities. “One should never, ever remain silent for fear of complexity,” Shafak says.
Pretty sad his a@@ couldn’t make it with the men he had to swim with the girls!! MY HEART goes out the the second place. You are the champ!!!
Tony Jones





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