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