"Here I will spend my leisure, secure from the worries of business and the excitement of city life. I will fish and loaf and explore the caves of these hills, with no fear of intrusion.”
Robert Mclure Snyder circ. 1900, Ha Ha Tonka - Missouri Ozarks USA
Wilder Spring, flowing 18 million gallons of water per day, a part of the 6,358 acre camping paradise in the Ozark Mountains. Cloud 9 Ranch, Caulfield, Missouri 1974
So you had a bad day …
Charles Darwin read Lyell's “Principles of Geology Volume 1” while he was travelling on the Beagle, and when he returned to England they became close friends. Darwin vents to Lyell in this letter from 1861.
As Robert Krulwich has noted, it’s nice to know geniuses had bad days like the rest of us. And it’s nice that they had friends to
text correspond with when they did.
Happy Birthday Charles! And to the rest of you - Happy Darwin Day!
i love this.
Joe Biden sitting behind President Obama during his State of the Union Address.