Stroke of Genius: America’s Forgotten Champion

Human achievement is most awesome when one of the common folk, doing common things, rises to greatness. Da Vinci’s representation of distance and perspective may have forever changed the way humans perceive their world, but it fails to register more than a brief “oh really?” from the general public. On the other hand, I have seen people wait an hour to sit at the counter in a diner where the fry-cook can prepare and present a dozen…