“From my infancy I was passionately fond of reading, and all the money that came into my hands was laid out in the purchasing of books.”
This comes from an early passage in Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. Any time I find out I have something in common with our friendly doctor I’m happy. As Walter Isaacson writes, He’s the founding father who winks at us.
Every day, The Southpaw finds a sentence that makes him think or laugh. It can come from a song, a poem, a book, a newspaper article. It’s a daily celebration of our odd – and yet beautiful – language.