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Map Monday: Random maps to provide some “different” perspectives on our world

These maps are taken from recent Bored Panda offerings, which always provide interesting and fun collections. Here are a few that caught my eye; you can check out the full collections at the links below. Enjoy. The United States of … Continue reading

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Map Monday: A look at women’s rights around the world

Two recent articles serve to underline both the continuing limitations placed on women around the world and also, incredibly sadly, how barriers to education and freedom to just live their lives have been reinstated in some places.  Restrictions on women … Continue reading

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Map Monday: what is there to do and see in the world?

Recently, a fellow blogger who also happens to be an experienced climber sent me a link to a map that she thought was pretty awesome: Awesome Maps’ complete guide to rock climbing opportunities around the world, all in one handy-dandy … Continue reading

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Map Monday: a look at Russia’s territorial reach through history

Borders have changed in most parts of the world throughout history, and Russia, whether as Empire, Federation, or Soviet Union, is no exception.  There’s a long history across that vast land of seeking to expand by absorbing neighbouring territory.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Wordle is such a nice way to start the day when your whole family is doing it

I figured it best to take a break from writing (aka thinking) about the state of the world, even if  just for a brief period of time.  What better substitute than the simple little word game that has taken the … Continue reading

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Map Monday: this sovereign nation called Ukraine

As the world watches in horror as a megalomaniacal tyrant re-enacts what our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents lived through in Europe in the last century, it’s impossible to contemplate writing about anything but the travesty – the evil – that … Continue reading

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Map Monday: Population growth – and shrinkage – over the millenia

We all know – well, most of us know – that the human species has roamed the Earth for a very long time. A fascinating interactive population map at Our World in Data provides us with lots of data to … Continue reading

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Map Monday: democracy throughout history

There’s much lamenting these days of the future of democracy as we know it, or rather as we would like it to be.  Sorry to say that, as an example, there is much concern both inside and outside one of … Continue reading

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