Never forget, Caelius, that a great man makes his luck. Luck is there for everyone to seize. Most of us miss our chances; we're blind to our luck. He never misses a chance because he's never blind to the opportunity of the moment.
While teaching in the Neurology department at Yale Medical School, Colleen McCullough (born on this day in 1937) wrote her second book, The Thorn Birds. It became a bestseller and was made into a popular TV mini-series.