Experiencing the Total Solar Eclipse in Prince Edward County

A partial eclipse seen through clouds.

I’m not an umbraphile; I don’t have the will or the funds to globe-trot every six months dur­ing eclipse sea­son­ing, attempt­ing to catch the best clear-sky view of the Moon’s shad­ow. And despite not try­ing, I’ve been in the pres­ence of four solar eclipses: the annu­lar eclipse of May 10, 1994, the total eclipse of … Read more

Taking the GO Train With Our Bikes and Dog: A Day of Fun, Food, and Frustration

Last Sun­day, Lily and I stepped out­side our com­fort zone and took a trip to down­town Burling­ton. The city is a mere 60 km away, which does­n’t make this a ter­ri­bly excit­ing or impres­sive accom­plish­ment. We dri­ve through Burling­ton every time we vis­it Lily’s fam­i­ly in Hamil­ton. So, what gives, and what makes this adven­tur­ous? … Read more