Jean Guyon, Sieur du Buisson, 1592-1663, saviour of western civilization

Jean Guyon[G, en.WP] is one of those historic figures you do not hear much about. He was a master mason, accomplished some works which still exist today (not a small freat), immigrated to Nouvelle-France[fr.WP].

But his primary contribution to history was fathering 10 children, of whom 8 produced another generation. Continue reading “Jean Guyon, Sieur du Buisson, 1592-1663, saviour of western civilization”

Election fatigue

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United States of America
France
United Kingdoms and Northern Ireland
Federal Republic of Germany

Last fall I voted in the 2016 US election, which began in earnest in 2014 but there was a lot of speculation and reporting from 2013. Last summer, in addition to the constant noise of the US vote, there was the Brexit referendum[en.WP]. This past weekend saw the final tour of the Presidential election[fr.WP] in France, soon to be followed by a general election[en.WP] in the United Kingdom (June 8th) and Legislative elections[fr.WP] (June 11th and 18th) in France. Even sooner, tomorrow is the Provincial general elections[O en.WP] here in British Columbia, Canada. Later will come the German elections.

I am finding it all a bit too much at the moment.

All these contests are extremely important, and there are many others besides. But for the moment I am feeling just a touch stressed. And I am, slightly, avoiding my usual dealers in newsjunky junk.

But I suspect if there were further movement to impeach Trump on the emoluments clause[AnnCon] I would be on that quicker than… nevermind. Fast.