Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Nile and Diogenes
Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and the
Head Waters of the Nile

It is extremely unlikely that the overwhelming majority of people have heard about the explorer Diogenes who sometime in the first century C.E. was blown off course in the Indian ocean and ended up in the port of Rhapta on the African coast near, or at modernday Dars es-Salaam in modernday Tanzania. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembering the Nightmare
Honouring the Sacrifice
Today is November 11 which in Canada is Remembrance Day. Today and the week before lots of us Canadians go around wearing red poppies with black centres.