The governor was often in foul mood, for he was ruled by his wife Lady Frances. She was frequently absent, sharing her charms with various others including the king’s son, Prince William. I was a broken man without hope, but for the sake of the children who I instructed, I continued at my teacher’s post.
It was the summer of 1796 when we arrived in Nova Scotia and we counted ourselves fortunate to have made our advent during the warm season. In actual fact, most of us were experiencing colder temperatures than we had ever before encountered.
One morning I awoke, and noticed the absence of the rocking movement of the vessel to which I’d grown accustomed. Shouts and cries assailed my ears and strange smells penetrated even through the miasma of our hold. The hatch opened and we blinked at the bright light, then staggered out of the vessel. With its hot sun and its palm trees, Jamaica was in some ways much like home.
True or False: The major greenhouse gas in our atmosphere is carbon dioxide (CO2).
False: It is water vapour. Good old H2O is by far the major heat sink in our atmosphere.
I’ve always been an aviation buff and a watch aficionado. Recently, I asked a few pilot acquaintances of mine what kind of watch they each wore. I wondered what could handle the multiple G’s entailed in barrel rolls, loops, and going supersonic.
Buddy’s Craft Cider won a bronze medal in the 2018 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada, beating many competitors, including those of some of the oldest established cideries in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.
Every little girl dreams that one day her prince will take her off by carriage to a castle and marry her. But of course these little girls grow up and humdrum reality makes them realize that this is just a fantasy. Or is it?
Mounted on the smaller section of the Playa Pilar Beach, the hotel is directly adjacent to a national park that sports a protected area of towering vegetation-covered dunes… and a beach that is one of the more spectacular in the Caribbean.
I am sitting next to Bou Meng, a lean man in his 70s, who had the unique, rare fate of escaping being murdered in the Khmer Rouge S-21 prison camp in Phnom Penh.
If you make a mistake, people die…