The 29yearold is dead! Long live the 29yearold!


I'm a little depressed today because I learned that Stephen Crane was my age when he died.

Five years had passed since he had published The Red Badge of Courage....


  1. It could be worse...you could be a music composer, and feel the need to compete with Mozart...

    ...who, no matter what Melyngoch says, was arguably one of the greatest musical geniuses and definitely precocious.

    (your word verification spells the word "snewpeby" at me. I think I love it)

  2. .

    That's a good point. I'm almost fifteen times the age he was when he allegedly wrote Twinkle Twinkle and I still don't have a melody half as good.