Back in NYC for the first time since the pandemic started
My last day in Ottawa before starting a 127-days trip
I was fortunate to come across some magnificent wood ducks near Ottawa. Except for the Mandarin Duck of eastern Asia, it is a unique species in the…
Since I promised more and shorter posts, I will keep today's post very short. But I just wanted to share this captivating moment with you. I took this…
Looking for the well-camouflaged Eastern Screech Owl
I'm often struck by the diversity in jobs and responsibilities of historical figures. For instance, Samuel de Champlain has been described as a French…
There is mounting evidence that bad news can significantly impact our mental health, leading to increased anxiety, despair, and acute stress reactions…
Is all well? That's a question of scale. On the Red Planet, NASA's Perseverance Rover had a good week; it broke the local speed record by driving a…
The voters of France and Slovenia rejected an international trend toward authoritarianism
The fascinating history of the famous hotel, the Rideau Canal and the city of Ottawa
The diverse architecture in one of Ottawa's oldest neighborhoods
A question for you (and no, I don't know the correct answer): what kind of flower is this? I found it blooming next to the road, and I don't recognize…