About My Site

Hello visitor! If you're a returning visitor - welcome back! This site is a redesign of one I had a few years back. Hackers got into the that one and I had to recreate from scratch. I also used to have a separate site for http://www.braniffs.ws - although I haven't done much in the way … Continue reading About My Site

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Tracing Canadian Vanderport

Back about 15 years ago when my maternal grandmother was clearing out photo albums, prepping for her move into a senior's care centre, she pulled out a photo of a man and handed it to my aunt. My aunt, her daughter, passed it along to me along with the note that he was grandma's biological … Continue reading Tracing Canadian Vanderport

The growing Great Pacific Garbage Patch

I'm reading today an article in AFP about the latest measurements of the Pacific garbage patch between Hawaii and California https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/pacific-plastic-dump-far-larger-feared-study-doc-12z3po3 Let me think about where all this garbage is coming from... no big secret it's from messy humans... probably some of it will still be remnants of the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.  … Continue reading The growing Great Pacific Garbage Patch