Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A day in Windsor, Ontario

Drove down to Windsor, a place I hadn't been in probably twenty years.

It has really gone into decline. My wife had an appointment at an auditing company, and when we arrived at the building my first thought was "really? There's a business in here?" There were so many boarded up windows in all the buildings surrounding it, and the only viable businesses that I could see were payday loans places (five of them in two blocks!), dollar stores, and one Shopper's Drug.

Just around the corner there was an Indian grocery store, a boarded-up Chinese grocery store, and a large crowd milling in front of a sushi restaurant. But when I went to take a look at the menu, I found that the crowd was actually in front of the next storefront over, which was a food bank. Apart from the crowd in front, there was a lineup down the alleyway and behind the building--probably over forty people. It was the only crowd I saw anywhere.

The casino, on the other hand, was like a fairytale castle surrounded by a devastated landscape. I'm not absolutely certain of the connection, but nevertheless hope that Toronto politicians tour Windsor before they decide to allow a casino on the waterfront.

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