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Gas is cheaper across town?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Travel

This is a rewrite of an old article that was lost, but it bears repeating (and it’s been 8 years since the old article anyway). We see all the time articles about where to get the cheapest gas.  Plenty of people will drive all over Hell’s half-acre to save a few pennies on gasoline… or […]

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The Ottawa Sun… i.e. the sun over Ottawa

Current Events, Math and Science, Outdoors, Travel

I’m off to Australia to see the solar eclipse in November, and to assist with this, I am acquiring solar filters for my binoculars. This will allow me to watch the eclipse in full binocular glory in November. Binos are easier to transport than my telescope, by a lot, so this seems like the right […]

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Make your air travel better… (part 2)

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

In yesterday’s article I talked about trip preparation making for a happier trip. Today I will cover off two other areas where trips can go awry and over which you have total control… Excessive consumption of alcohol Every alcoholic beverage sold in every airport should come with a label that says “INSTANT ASSHOLE: JUST ADD […]

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Make your air travel better (Part 1)

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

As I sit here in the airport (10 May, 2009, about 19h00), awaiting my flight to Montreal and thence to Charlottetown, I have decided to jot down a few notes about the air travel experience that I think can help novice and perhaps even experienced travellers. I’ve logged hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles […]

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