the interesting idea... the start of this project... the conversations to come

I'm a member of Post Crossing, the internet site for postcard exchange. I sent a card to another Post Crosser, Ilona from Germany. She asked that people tell her which magical power they would like to have. Her question really made me think!

In turn, I thought it would be an interesting project to ask people to pose Thought-Provoking Questions. I would do my best to answer with my opinion, and I would encourage others to add theirs.

And, so was born this blog! I hope that it will be the home for many interesting conversations in the year ahead!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oooh! Ooooh! Pick Me! I Know!

After the last question, it's a pleasure to receive one I can actually answer! Julie, from the Finger Lakes region of New York state (here in the U.S.) asks,

How long did it take to build the Erie Canal?

Thank heaven for Wikipedia! There, I learned:

The Erie Canal was first proposed in 1807, it was under construction from 1817 to 1825 and officially opened on October 26, 1825

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