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Prohibition & Other Booze-y Cartoons

Four and twenty Yankees, feeling very dry Went across to Canada and bought a case of rye.  When the case was opened, they began to sing: To hell with the Calvin Coolidge, God save the King. – variation found in Life, 22 … Continue reading

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Things to do / see / eat in Ottawa

A friend asked, so here are some Greatest Hits of Ottawa (According to Amanda) in the form of a partial and evolving list of thing to do / see / eat for future visitors and / or residents and other interested … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering FTW (for the win, for real)

Gerrymandering: a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts. (Thanks, wikipedia!) Today, I offer an Ontario / Massachusetts mash-up to demonstrate why I think … Continue reading

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“Do you know what a thesis statement is?”

That’s not always the best question to get from your advisor… but it’s a useful one to hear!  The sentence that earned me that critique was, roughly: “I will explore cartographic representations of Newfoundland, Alaska, Hawai’i, and Nunavut at key … Continue reading

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When someone says “You can’t miss it,” I will invariably miss it

Today was one big Ontario adventure! I rented a car in Ottawa from the nice piano-playing dude at Enterprise who has two adopted kids (we are buds now) and then drove to Kingston.  Did I take the direct route to … Continue reading

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