Monday, March 23, 2009

The curious case of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Today I started reading a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's early works. For those of you that are unaware the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button that came out a couple of months ago is based on a short story by the same name written by mr Fitzgerald, he also is considered to be one Americas greatest authors, he wrote the Great Gatsby. The beginning  of the collection has a short biography of the young Authors life. I have to be honest, it scared me a little.  He died from complications of a heart attack at what now seems to be the very young age of 44 years old. It started me thinking of what other classic stories he might have contributed to our nation had he lived a few decades more. Piers Anthony still publishes books and he is 75 years old. 
  The reason I bring this up is simply this... We never know how much time we have, it is high time we stopped wasting that precious time. Don't you agree? 

 In other news I finally got an IPhone!!!! You have no Idea how excited I am about this. It has pasted a smile on my face for the past four days. 

 Random Fact
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald  (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works are evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the twenties. He finished four novels, including The Great Gatsby, with another published posthumously, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.
Via Wikipedia

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