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The Fearless Wonders

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. How Mohawk “skywalkers” came to build New York’s skyscrapers. THE FEARLESS WONDERS St. Lawrence Bridge 1886 In 1886 the Dominion Bridge Company (DBC) of Canada was hired to build a cantilever railroad bridge across the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. The north end of the bridge lay [...]

Generation Vexed

We’ve got the baby boomers, Gen X, then Gen Y and The Millenials … what do you call young peole of today? Tiffany Hsu and Shan Li of The Los Angeles Times coined the term "Generation [...]

The Feast of St. Lawrence

Today is the feast day of St. Lawrence, who tradition says was martyred by being roasted alive. He supposedly even made a joke about it: “Turn me over, this side is done.” St. Lawrence is now the patron saint of cooks, which may be a nod to his famous sense of humor. What will Catholics eat [...]

Gorgeous Panorama of Quebec City

Photographer Sean Tamblyn took this magnificent panorama of the skyline of Quebec City, Canada, at twilight, as seen across the River St. Lawrence. The huge (24,345 x 3,303 pixels!) photo is zoomable almost to the point that you can look at what people are doing through their windows. Almost Link | See [...]