Month: July 2022

Catching a Glimpse of the Northern Lights

The northern lights are a spectacular natural phenomenon, with the infuriating feature of being wildly rare or exceedingly commonplace, depending on where you live. Here in southern Ontario, they are the former. Until last week, I’d never properly seen an aurora, but on a visit to Killarney Provincial Park on July 7, 2022, I was …

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The Roundhouse Crosstalk podcast: Guest appearance

Recently, I talked to Jake Jennerjohn from the California State Railroad Museum about the many ways that the railroad shaped timekeeping – and how timekeeping shapes society. We covered a lot of ground in this 30-minute discussion, including discussions about why studying history is important, and the value of equitable access to information. Listen in …

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