Tweeting history

It’s been almost a century since a ship exploded in Halifax Harbour, killing 2,000 people and injuring thousands more. Not until Grade 4 or 5 did I learn the Halifax Explosion was real. I thought it was just a story in a book I picked up in the school library. Flash forward to high school….

Forest adventures, graves, and dinosaurs

The other day I didn’t work because I went to my great aunt’s funeral with my father. Then we went to the woods. I don’t go to the woods much. Mostly because I’m usually an indoors girl. (Though I did not scream when I picked two ticks off me. They’re par for the course when you…

What’s in a name? Squirreltown and other curious places

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.  Does that include place names?  I’m willing to bet real estate values would be higher in a subdivision named Bliss Meadows than Stink Creek (even if same stench you get from Stink Creek permeates the air in Bliss Meadows.) The Maritimes have a lot of…