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A most remarkable woman

Genealogy takes you back into mystery, confusion and doubt, with a dash of sadness if there are tragic deaths or misspent lives. My family probably includes the average number of madmen, pirates and fools, but I am proud to be descended from a most remarkable woman, Nana, my maternal great grandmother.

All most of us need to know

In just over eight minutes, with a minimum of scientific jargon, get the whole history of the Internet in a clever black and white iconic narrative.

Is it spring yet?

Today was all about plants. I finished my research paper for the current horticulture course and, for a very limited time, I am willing to hold a conversation about the tamarack, also known as the Eastern larch. Moving on to indoor specimens, I overhauled everything growing in the sunroom, then set up containers for seeds […]