First Folks First


Ms. Maria Mitchell was born August 1, 1818 in Nantucket. In 1847 she discovered a comet with her telescope, and registered it officially. The King of Denmark awarded her a medal and the credit for her achievement. It is called “Miss Mitchell’s Comet”.

Her work garnered credibility for studies in Astronomy in the United States. She later became a professor and published author.

Rhinos are happy, thinking Ms. Mitchell followed her star.



Today is Ms. Amy Vanderbilt’s birthday, born 1908. She had a distinguished career writing and speaking on Etiquette and considerate social interactions.

It should come as no surprise that Rhinos are naturally thoughtful and kind, which are the precepts behind all mannerly behavior.

Courtesy takes a little of the Wild out of the Wild.


Rhinos have always been impressed by Hecato of Rhodes’ works. So too were Cicero, Seneca, and Diogenes; they say so. The only problem is that Hecato’s writings have all disappeared.

It’s been a long time since 100 BC, and Rhinos misplace things frequently. But it would seem aggravating to write important things down, and then lose them.

Still, Hecato made an impression upon other important thinkers. We guess that must be sufficient.

Get your coat, and get your hat…

Now or Then, a Rhino simply knows it’s time to wrap it up, and move out. That Rhino responds to the Call of Nature, wherever events lead.┬áHesitation does not come into play.

In most cases, the issue is not where that Rhino is Going, but where that Rhino is Leaving. One thing is for sure: shortly that Rhino will be somewhere else.

Today YIR salutes Mr. Lyonel Feininger, born 1871. He was both a German-American Impressionist painter and a cartoonist. We like his work.

Rhino in Gold

Herr Gustav Klimpt was a Viennese artist, born in 1862. His works are Splendid, if one wants to understate his Achievements and Individuality.

Also, since it is July 14, We wanted to salute the French, for whom this is a momentous occasion. Via the ‘Archive’ section, see July 15 (don’t ask), 2017, for a refresher.