Born on the Fourth of July!

Today is the birthday of America!  Also my wife!  Last year I found an old bicycle and re-painted it for her.  As everyone knows, bicycles need names.  Mine is “Danny the Champion of the World”.  I named Mary’s after one of her favorite Dickens’ characters:  “Little Dorrit“.

I leave you all with a patriotic quote from children’s author and all-round smartypants, EB White:1

“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.”

And while we’re at it, something from Mark Twain:

“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”

I might add that this is also why God created Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Do it, Rockapella!

  1. Thanks to Cheryl Klein for the quotes

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  • Julie says:

    I’m ashamed to admit (no I’m not), that I sometimes call upon segments of Carmen Sandiego (both computer and TV version) when reading the world news.

    Great bike names.

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