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Canada Gets Its First Stamp

Today is the 169th anniversary of Canada’s first postage stamp—the Three-Penny Beaver. Designed by Sandford Fleming, it was the world’s first pictorial stamp that did not feature the image of a monarch or a statesman. Scottish-born Canadian Sir Sandford Fleming was a railway surveyor, construction engineer, inventor and scientist. He was the man who gave … Read more

Living in Interesting Times

I’ve always thought the expression “May you live in interesting times” was an ancient Chinese curse. It seems this is not the case. Nonetheless, with the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, we do indeed live in interesting times. But humankind throughout the ages has survived pandemics of many kinds. We will get through this one too. … Read more