A wise man gets more from his enemies than a fool from his friends. Baltasar Gracián (1601 – 1658), Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher.
I was cycling in North Tempe yesterday along an unusually narrow stretch of sidewalk along the west side of Mill Avenue north of Curry Road. I noticed a stamp in the concrete at the end of the more narrow section, as I was about to transition onto a wider, more modern bit of sidewalk, It […]
While recently in my hometown of Columbia, Tennessee, I crossed the Duck River several times via the “John Harlan Willis Memorial Bridge.” Growing up in Maury County, but at the time lacking interest in the naming of such things, I had crossed this span hundreds of times without ever giving it much thought. On this […]