Odds and Ends: World’s Youngest Countries, GIS Anniversary, and More

Some odds and ends for the day: -While the current Slovak Republic will turn 20 years old on 1 January 2013, it still ranks among the world’s five or six youngest countries, depending upon your interpretation of Kosovo’s status. South Sudan 9 July 2011 Partition of Sudan Kosovo 17 February 2008 Declaration of independence from…

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An Atlas of Fantasy

I devour books like mad. Give me one at dinner and I’ll have it done before bed.It’s been that way since I was in grade school (even my first spoken words were ones I read off of a sign on the highway – I’m pretty most kids’ first words aren’t ‘Inn of the South’). Growing up…

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