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All the Good Names Were Taken · 8h ago

Time to build an ark?

I don't know if it's been raining more than usual lately, but I do wish we'd get a long enough break between the deluges for things to dry out enough for the S.O. to mow. It's getting to whe...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 19h ago

Is the insurance industry working on making itself extinct?

I've been following -- sort of -- the discussions about repealing most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The one thing that seems guaranteed no matter what version of a montrosit...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 5d ago

Tonto National Monument

Or, how my kid tried to kill me by dragging up a hill to look at a cliff dwelling. Okay, so maybe she didn't actually try to kill me. Going to Tonto National Monument was my idea, not hers....
All the Good Names Were Taken · 6d ago

Speaking of vegetation

H/T to Ol' Buzzard for inspiring me to take a look through the files. Some of the stuff I see blooming around here each summer, although not necessarily simultaneously. Blooming now, one ...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1w ago

Why we have a fence around the garden

Every so often I hear guys whining about how lousy the hunting's become, there are no whitetail deer left in Baraga County, if there were no wolves the deer would be back in record numbers, ...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1W ago

Holy wah, I've got my life back

I was puttering around the museum yesterday, doing some shuffling of boxes out in the storage building, and it hit me: it's over, the giant albatross that was the heritage grant headache is ...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1W ago

Technological weirdness

Or maybe it's social media weirdness. Odd stuff has been happening lately when I try posting on Facebook. When I start to type an update, a response to Facebook's "What's on your mind?" qu...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 3W ago

Pulitzer Project: The Killer Angels

Finally. A 10. Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels took the Pulitzer for Fiction in 1975. The premise for the book wasn't particularly promising: the battle of Gettysburg as seen through the ...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1M ago

And now for something different: Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Over the years the S.O. and I have been to a lot of National Park sites, National Forests, US Corps of Engineers campgrounds, state forests, state parks, county parks, even township parks, b...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1M ago

What's the point?

I have noticed that following the firing of James Comey that talk about impeaching The Donald has migrated from the wishful thinking of the left-wing fringe to the main stream media. It's a ...