Happy Birthday, Ambrose
Ambrose Bierce, born this day in 1842.
He left us
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge,
The Devil's Dictionary,
an opinionated style manual called Write it Right which is more fun than Strunk's "horrid little book",
several fantastic short stories,
and the abiding legacy of a mysterious disappearance...
(Are you still out there, somewhere, Old Gringo?)