Monday, July 14, 2014

Photo cycles

Over at Crooked Timber, Chris Bertram is photoblogging bicycles on the Via Cavour, in Florence.  I have no bicycle pictures, but I do have motorcycles (on the Via Veneto) in Rome:

And in Pisa (by the river):

Friday, July 4, 2014

It's July 4

And here are some of the people who were born on the 4th of July:

Ashikaga, Shogun of Japan (d. 1367)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Guiseppe Garibaldi
Hiram Walker
Stephen Foster
Calvin Coolidge
Rube Goldberg
Gertrude Lawrence
Meyer Lansky
Lionel Trilling
Jimmie Rodgers
Tokyo Rose
Manolete (the bullfighter)
Abagail Van Buren
Ann Landers
Eva Marie Saint
Gina Lollobrigida
Neil Simon
George Steinbrenner
Chuck Tanner
Bill Withers
Ron Kovic
Morganna Roberts (“The Kissing Bandit”)
Pam Shriver