About

Musings of an Ottawa-based information collector, whose wonky vision of the world provides either meaningful insights or astigmatic ramblings. You be the judge.

Given the little bit of consulting work I still do for Government Canada, currently headed by an autocratic, omnipresent, and self-referenced omniscient leader, I really don’t want my name out there yet. Sorry for the anonymity.

From the dictionary: “(the) vernacular: the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region: he wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience.” Close enough for me.

Use of media This blog supports a person’s intellectual property rights. Photos will be used with legitimate licences, or within the terms of reasonable use. I will try to remember to provide the source of each image at the bottom of each post. Quotes from other authors will be referenced.

Cover Photo: My own photo, looking out from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada – 69º North (Arctic Circle is at 66º). This photo was taken on at 10:00 on January 30, when the sun had basically reached the day’s apogee. Thus about three hours of sunlight, with sundown at around noon. It was -35ºC that day; with a wind chill of -53º. You just dress for it.

May 2016 Update: “Ding Dong, the witch is dead!” Last October the clouds parted and the sun came out. Our winter of despair was over. With a change in government I will provide a name to me, the writer of this blog: Ian Hornby. Not that it really matters, because most of my readers already knew that. My business web site is http://www.brattlestreet.ca.

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