Archive for August 2003
1. Far from being a natural red, the soil here is the freakish black that–on the Island–prevails only in gardens and nurseries. Or it’s grey.
2. The rocks are interesting. For one thing, there’s a lot more of them; it wasn’t unusual to look out from the train window and see a farmer’s fields, used for grazing, with a large clutch of rocks in the middle. For another, they’re not friable sandstone but rather durable granite.
3. Kingston is richer than Charlottetown. Much richer. And no, it’s not because of any direct exploitation of the Island proletariat by the Kingston elite, but rather because there can’t be as much on the Island as in Kingston, for historic, geographic, and other regions.
“Allongé le corps est mort,
Pour des milliers, c’est un homme qui dort”
I wonder what his children would think of this.
So long as everything was entirely consensual, I’ve no particular problem with it.
I’m in Montreal.
A longer update covering the entire week will come later, probably Saturday when I’m in Kingston. Suffice it to say that for now, I’m doing quite well and I look forward to the next two days.
I’d like to thank Thomas Vickers (redroach on livejournal) for hosting my article on 2300AD’s independent Bavarian colony of Heidelsheimat (Rho Eridani) at