Rumbling the Reason

Daily inspiration from the lives of authors and artists.

July 20th – Cormac McCarthy

If there is an occupational hazard to writing, it’s drinking Cormac McCarthy Author Cormac McCarthy was born on July 20th, 1933, in Providence, Rhode Island, and raised primarily in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the eldest of six children, and his…

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June 22nd – Octavia Butler

“Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.” Octavia Butler Writer Octavia Butler was born on June 22nd, 1947.  After her father…

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March 22nd – Randolph Caldecott

“Art is long, life isn’t.” Randolph Caldecott Randolph Caldecott, the father of the picture book, was born on March 22nd, 1846, in Chester, England. An artist from a very young age, Caldecott’s first published drawing was a sketch of a…

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