Family, Life

Counting Only the Sunny Hours–From Now On, Of Course

Sundials.  I have one.  Carefully adjusted so that it tells the approximate time based on the position of the sun showing in the sky.  (When there is sun showing in the sky.)  It's kinda fun, because, simply by moving the dish, I can tell the time in any part of the world; anywhere that's important… Continue reading Counting Only the Sunny Hours–From Now On, Of Course

Plain Speaking, Politics

Who is Chrystia Freeland?

She's a former journalist married to a New York Times reporter (of course she is!) and she's the (unelected) Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, as well as its Minister of Finance.  She's incredibly well respected for her intellect (which distinguishes her from her putative boss), and is known, informally, as the "Minister of Everything," due… Continue reading Who is Chrystia Freeland?