A friend put this on his FB page and I found it so instructive I am putting it here:
The joy of non-straight lines. I didn't know that there was a no-touching zone between the US and Canada. Ah, the joy of google earth and all that. Once again, we are reminded that path dependence uber alles! I probably should have posted this next month in between Canada Day and Independence Day, but I have a short memory.
Speaking of short memories, I noticed in today's paper a guide to real estate that included a particular township just west of Kingston (where I will be next week for the Kingston Conference on International Security): named Loyalist. Yep, Loyalist as in those who preferred the King to the Revolution and fled north. Looking forward to the conference but not to meeting any Loyalists.