I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
September 3, 2011
September 3: Diane de Poitiers Born, 1499
She was the most beautiful woman in the world, and intelligent and cultured to boot. She maintained her beauty by drinking an elixir of gold -- which may well be what killed her.