Given my most recent lengthy stretch of being in semi-hibernation, it recently occurred to me that there was a masterful article written about Dickens near the time of his 200th birthday in February, and I had intended to share it here and had completely overlooked it. Whether you are a Dickens fan or not, this is truly great and I hope you'll take the time to read it HERE.
February 7th when the great bicentennial celebration of his birth took place
(getting a lot of hoopla in London, I hear) we have now passed June 9th, which
is the anniversary of his death. Given how difficult his life was, I wonder if
he might consider THAT date more worth celebrating. He's now been dead 142
years, and I like to think of him very busy in the writing and artistic circles