Saturday, December 18, 2010


So, today is the anniversary of the Mayflower's arrival at Plymouth, or at least the arrival of the passengers from the Mayflower. And yesterday was the anniversary of the Wright Brothers' flight from Kitty Hawk. I'm prompted to wonder . . .

Were those people out of their mind?

I don't know what is more outrageous of a proposition: two bicycle makers thinking December is a great time to fly a gigantic motorized kite off of a beach or a group of Puritan Separatists thinking the Massachusetts coast is lovely this time of year.

Perhaps great leaps in mankind are made by the cold and bold.

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