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climate, photos, miscellany

Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:38:53 +0000


Cooking with gas

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:38:53 +0000

Over to Gatineau

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:37:21 +0000

Frozen Ottawa river

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:41:59 +0000

Ottawa winter sunset

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:40:18 +0000

Ellsberg’s on America’s nuclear posture

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 03:41:35 +0000

The basic elements of American readiness for nuclear war remain today what they were almost sixty years ago: Thousands of nuclear weapons remain on hair-trigger alert, aimed mainly at Russian military targets including command and control, many in or near cities. The declared official rationale for such a system has always been primarily the supposed […]

Icy panes

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:38:58 +0000

Division among progressives

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:35:57 +0000

Truth’s warning that if American women did not get the vote now [in 1866] along with black men, it would be hard to raise the issue of the vote for women later, proved to be prescient, for it was not until 1920 that women finally got the vote nationwide. Meanwhile it was becoming painfully apparent […]


Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:47:00 +0000

Ham, the first primate astronaut

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:51:39 +0000

Then they led him out again, trying to get him near a mockup of a Mercury capsule, where the television networks had set up cameras and tremendous lights. The reporters and photographers surged forward again, yammering, yelling, exploding more camera lights, shoving, groaning, cursing—the usual yahoo sprawl, in short—and the animal came unglued again, ready […]

The Strathcona

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:44:26 +0000

Ottawa from The Strathcona

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:19:08 +0000

Pond, trees, mountains

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:16:55 +0000