Morning Minutes: June 16
Word of the Day
Whilom WYE-lum (adj.) Former -- www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
James Joyce: The Brazen Head
Today’s the day to mark Bloomsday – a celebration of Irish writer James Joyce and his novel “Ulysses.” This literature site has collected articles, biographical material, reviews, academic works and more on Joyce. There’s even a section on music inspired by Joyce.
Number to Know
1904: Year on this date when James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” is set. June 16 has become known around the world as Bloomsday.
This Day in History
June 16, 1858: Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Ill.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Author Joyce Carol Oates (72)
"Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves." – James Joyce in “Ulysses”