Lake Erie

Eerie
December 16, 2010

Lake Erie in winter: While many of us were trying to stay warm from the Arctic blast, Mother Nature was busy turning the shores of Lake Erie into a winter wonderland. Gale force winds created monster waves which crashed on the Cleveland Harbor breakwall and West Pier lighthouse. As the resulting water spray continued to coat the structures the ice quickly accumulated. Sunshine coming through breaks in the clouds then illuminated the ice wonders giving them a seemingly divine, otherworldly appearance.

The Father of Spin Control
February 01, 1993

For King and Country: The Maturing of George Washington, 1748-1760 by Thomas A. Lewis (HarperCollins, 203 pp., $27.50) Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation by Richard Norton Smith (Houghton Mifflin, 424 pp., $24.95) George Washington is a hard man to get to know. Despite repeated attempts to humanize hint, beginning with Parson Weems's efforts in 1800 to demonstrate that the young Washington could cut down cherry trees but never tell a lie, he remains to this day, as historians like to say, more a monument than a man.