I’m Right and You’re Wrong

 

A sign stating "I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong."I recently came across these harsh, but humorous, ways to inform someone that they’re wrong.

“I can explain it to the gentleman, but I cannot comprehend it for him.”
Andrew Jacobs, Jr., American congressman, 1969

“I’ve been called worse things by better people.”
—Pierre Trudeau, Canadian prime minister

“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.”
—Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer

“I’m right, and you’re smart, and sooner or later you’ll see I’m right.”
— Charles Munger, American businessman

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Late February Days!

Last Saturday, spring was in the air. I left off my winter coat and went outside and enjoyed the unseasonably warm beauty of sunshine and blue skies. As the 19th century English poet William Morris expressed,

“Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that
Winter’s woe was past;
So fair the sky was and so soft the air.”

Then on Sunday, it snowed. It snowed a lot.

Snow piled on a park bench

Now, our region needs the snowpack for the coming summer and thus I am grateful for this snowstorm.

In the meantime, just as 17th century English-American poet Anne Bradstreet declared, I must remind myself that, “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.”

That Wanaka Tree

Photo of #ThatWanakaTreeThere’s a crack will tree growing in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand that has become famous on social media. Taking photos of #ThatWanakaTree has become The Thing to Do for photographers and tourists.

I’m not a photographer, but I am a tourist, and I visited the tree on a bright, breezy spring day in November of 2017. Although there were several other visitors while I was there, I did get a few moments alone with the tree.

Here are my best efforts as a non-expert photographer wielding a point-and-shoot Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 digital camera at mid-afternoon on a sunny, windy day.

Photo of #ThatWanakaTree

Photo of #ThatWanakaTree

Photo of #ThatWanakaTree