Friday, April 24, 2009


Given all the Texas secession talk since Tax Day, the term Quebexas came to mind this morning as I was making the coffee.

Seems like there are more than a few parallels here:

  • Claims to a culture distinct from the rest of the country
  • Country-esque size (Quebec = 595,391 sq mi (larger than Madagascar), Texas = 268,820 sq mi (larger than the UK)]
  • Linguistic uniqueness
Any others that leap to mind?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Zigzag Sunset

There are few benefits to working until sundown on a beautiful spring day. I was surprised last night to learn that one of those benefits is the way that the sunset bounces in a zigzag pattern down my hall.