Dandelions everywhere! Children outside during their lunch break can be heard laughing and shouting from a playground at the parochial elementary school two blocks behind our home. (My wife is there teaching p.e.)
So, the printer finishes its last bzzzzzz, click, phttt... and I gather in the two pages on their way to Mr. B thanking him for his interest expressed via a message from his very kind daughter related to my recent RB course.
I quickly opened my e-mail before departing for daily responsibilities that will have me on the road until later this eve. What do I find but a message (sent literally brief moments earlier) from a former English student, now librarian, whose message follows:
"I saw this article this morning and thought of you:"
No doubt, a friend who knew of my exchanges with Mr. B kindly left it. Had this been mentioned previously on the board? The date just a few before his passing!
Another "moment"! while going through some items stored in the back of our van, our older son found this image. I had used it in my classroom as a mainstay on my front bulletin board for many years. It was an enlarged photocopy upon which had been added (in bold, capital letter beneath the image) simply, "READ!!" http://www.justinstowell.com/w...04-at-6.28.04-PM.png
Thanks again and again and again, Mr, Bradbury...
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Found this page from the June 4, 2012, New Yorker ...
The new Simon & Schuster paperback of TMC is sans "The Fire Balloons" (But the cover, Mugnaini inspired, by Patrick Leger is wonderful.) Seeing the article kind of makes up for it though. Something we can all appreciate about Ray Bradbury, is he had so many stories about the stories. As fjp451 said
I've also received my new Simon & Schuster editions of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451. Only the last one is a hardcover, but if they issue the others in hardcover, I'll buy them yet again (I have 63 Bradbury books now, albeit with many duplications).
Linnl, you're right - the MC edition doesn't have "The Fire Balloons", but I don't mind, because the contents correspond exactly to the first edition.
Posts: 626 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Registered: 29 December 2001
Originally posted by Linnl: ...The dates are the same as first edition.
I wonder why that is? The dates were revised to keep it all in the future, but now most of the books will have 'already happened'. (Let's see... AD 2012 must correspond to somewhere between "The Silent Towns" and "The Long Years" !)