Congrats on completing 30 days of writing reflections! The feedback on #trust30 has been so great that Amber has volunteered to continue the prompts as a personal project. The hope is that these daily emails will guide you on your writing journey, and help you to look within and get to know yourself.
To kick off this new leg, here’s a prompt from Seth Godin:
Find something that happened on the day and date you were born. Write about it.
August 17, 195* (Do the work!!!) was evidently an uneventful day in history, except for the fact that I became human!! J J J
ALSO ON THIS DAY:
ALSO ON THIS DAY:
“Eric Johnson (born August 17, 195*) is an American guitarist and recording artist from Austin, Texas. Though he is best known for his success in the instrumental rock format, Johnson regularly incorporates jazz, fusion, New Age, gospel and country and western music into his recordings. Johnson also composes and plays vocal pieces, and is an accomplished pianist.
Guitar Player magazine has called Johnson "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet". Johnson's stylistic diversity and technical proficiency with the guitar have been praised by Bill Hicks,. His critically acclaimed, platinum-selling 1990 recording Ah Via Musicom produced the single "Cliffs of Dover", for which Johnson won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. ” (Wikipedia)
Since I am a lover of ALMOST all music,
You can listen to a couple of his songs here:
ODDLY COINCIDENTAL IS THE FACT THAT HIS ALBUM COVER HAS AN ANGEL ON IT AND I COLLECT ANGELS! "LONELY IN THE NIGHT" IS SOMETIMES HOW I FEEL. THE TITLE OF HIS SECOND SONG "Cliffs of Dover" has a connection to my heritage as my father was English, Irish and Scottish. Also, Eric Johnson was born in the same state as myself and many of my relatives.
Group Life Insurance Program
Low-cost group life insurance, a very important addition to the Federal personnel program, was provided when the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Act was signed on August 17, 195*. This law authorized the largest group life insurance program in the world. It was a key point in the Eisenhower administration's plans to revamp Federal personnel practices to accord better with practices of progressive private employers. By January 1958, approximately 2,100,000 Federal employees were covered and the insurance in force amounted to $11 billion. The families of about 36,000 deceased Federal employees had received approximately $175 million in benefits.
OTHER EVENTS ON AUGUST 17TH:
Davy Crockett was born, 1786
The Woodstock Music Fair ended, 1969
Hurricane Camille killed more than 300 people and left 70,000 homeless in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, 1969.