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PEI Landmarks Project

For all PE Islanders: Do you give directions based upon, or talk about places that cannot be found on any map? Of course you do; we all do. Traditionally Islanders never navigated by maps, we used landmarks. Over time those … Continue reading

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We created the refugees. We need to take responsibility

There are many people in western nations who are against providing refuge for the millions of displaced people primarily citing fears for our safety. These fears are being spread largely byright wing politicians and media, even those who from refugee … Continue reading

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Mercator Extreme

The map of the world that we are most familiar with is the Mercator Projection. Developed by Gerardus Mercator in 1569 as an aid in navigation, and functioning quite well at a local scale, it has some serious flaws as … Continue reading

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American Thanksgiving

The American Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday. It is celebrated by many as a time to look around and consider the things you may be thankful for. It is condemned my others as a time to remember the injustices committed … Continue reading

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Back to School Advice

It’s back to school time, and here’s a bit of time-tested advice for university and college students: Socializing is an important part of the school experience, and I think this advice would be pertinent for anyone trying to make a … Continue reading

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Understanding history

Eratosthenes of Cyrene (c.276 BC-c.195 BC) was a Greek mathematician, geographer, poet, astronomer, and music theorist. He was the first person to calculate the circumference of the earth by using a measuring system using stades, or the length of stadiums … Continue reading

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Family Home

The Underhay family home, currently occupied by my brother, has been declared a historic property under Canadian Register of Historic Places. Here is the write-up:

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Surviving the Apocalypse

We all know that the world will end in a few weeks, once the Mayan calendar winds down. However, there is one place in the world where you can be safe from impending doom—Bugarach, France. Unfortunately, I have only heard … Continue reading

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Our Alien Overlords

Arthur C. Clarke’s 3rd law, “Any sufficiently advance science is indistinguishable from magic,” certainly applies to those who integrate religion and science fiction. This integration has played a large part in many major, and not so major, religions, as well … Continue reading

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The Great Span

It is sometimes easy to forget just how short 150 years are when viewed from a human lifespan. The First World War ended 94 years ago, and the last combatants have only passed away in the last few years. There … Continue reading

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