Saturday, June 27, 2015


Great quote attributed to but that Winston Churchill did NOT say:
"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - 
after they've tried everything else."

Quote Investigator says the following about the idea behind the original quote: [A] variant of this saying was employed by Abba Eban who was an Israeli politician and diplomat. In March 1967 Eban visited Japan, the New York Times reported on a remark that he made[.] Commenting that the passage of time offered the best hope of an end to the problems of Israel and her neighbors, he said: 
"Men and nations behave wisely when they have exhausted all other resources."

Winston Churchill said many witty things. This was probably not among them.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Batu, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo's newest baby elephant!
Elephants are born with all their hair follicles. This guy looks pretty hairy!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

University Block

The 1897 University Block is an early Syracuse University building built downtown. 
It was home to the SU Law School from 1898 to 1904. 
Today it is privately owned, has a grand interior, and holds many office suites including my ophthalmologist and optometrist.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Great Sign, Meh Beer

This sign is an ancient (1952) landmark in Auburn. Genny is famously low brow. The city recently relit it for history's sake. Good move!

Taken from the main route through town, I flipped the image for ease of reading.