Thursday, March 16, 2006

"In fact there are two things: Developers and Dutchmen Farmers..."

For all those who know me and my incessant rants, behold Erik's Update Page. Follow the trials and tribulations of a Dutchman as he immigrates, merrily topples silos, breeds heifers and ravages the hard clay of Greater Watfordland.

Sigh.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Hootenanny!

Arlo Guthrie on his dad, Leadbelly and the 1960s New York folk revival.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Modern Marvels

The 1950s was an era of possibilities. Modernism and technology served as salvation - with the Canadian experience culminating in the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The technological marvel opened to international fanfare in 1959 and cost $470 mln. The numbers are impressive; 7 massive locks, 259 km2 flooded, and dimensions too small for modern ships.

Explore the towns and battlefields left below.