Day: June 13, 2015

Happy Birthday…

Today we remember the birthday of another of my favorites – Dorothy L. Sayers. Sayers was one of the first women to be awarded a degree from Oxford, and a frequent correspondent with CS Lewis. She wrote plays and did (for my money) the best translation of Dante out there… though my moneys’ really not very good, in this instance… She also wrote the only mysteries I can stand to read (and re-read) on a consistent basis. Even Chesterton’s Father Brown becomes a bit much for me, after about the 4th or 5th one. But Lord Peter Whimsey has never paled for me. I highly recommend them. Dorothy L Sayers, born on June 13th, 1893, in Oxford, said: “The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.” “Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away.” “Do you find it easy to get drunk on words?” “So easy that, to tell you the truth, I am seldom perfectly sober.” From Gaudy Night “In …