Sunday, December 07, 2014


Shootin' Buddy wanted me to find the directions to a restaurant for breakfast, so I dutifully scribbled them down on a PostIt note, plugged them into the portable magic elf box, and off we went into the great unknown, 'way out past 86th Street to where the buses don't run.

Unfortunately, rather than getting directions to Erika's Place in Westfield, IN, I instead took down directions to...

...Erika's Place in bustling downtown Cicero, IN. Wholly coincidentally, on this date, two thousand and fifty-seven years ago, the great Roman philosopher, lawyer, poet, and author Cicero was killed in the street by legionaries on the orders of Marcus Antony as an enemy of the republic. (Which is one of the more egregious examples of the pot calling the kettle black that I can think of.) There is no town of "Antony, IN".