Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Liar Standing

December 31, 2012

   In Baltimore I finally got to stand in front of a very historic ship, the U.S.S. Constellation:

As I recall, this is one of the ships featured prominently in my grade school history books supposedly dating back to the Revolutionary War. Turns out that is only about half true. Upon digging by historians in the 1990s it was discovered the ship was totally rebuilt in 1876 and very little of the original ship remains. Anyway, here I am, one of the last liars standing, square on the anchor, in the harbor at Baltimore, Maryland.

Damn cold, though.

As with the above named ship and its half-true history, the older i get the more everything seems to be about half authentic, half true. Turns out Wyatt Earp wasn't hunting buffalo in 1872 (as he told his biographer Stuart Lake) Earp was actually hunting beaver in a brothel in Peoria, Illinois. And so it goes.

"Follow the beaver."

—Old Vaquero Saying