ANOTHER HOLIDAY COMES AROUND: My Martin Luther King Day Bike Ride

A couple of days ago, while I was shoveling my driveway, I was thinking ahead to the next holiday.  I sure didn’t want to miss one.  Yes, that’s how seriously I take these challenges. “Martin Luther King Day should be coming up soon,” I remembered. “Yeah, but what kind of Martin Luther King story could … Continue reading "ANOTHER HOLIDAY COMES AROUND: My Martin Luther King Day Bike Ride"

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Not a damn good rock shot, but we’re on the board

Finally, the wind pushed out the smoke long enough to get a ride in. We also managed to find a rock. Living on the alluvial flats means it is hard to find anything but cobblestones. But the guys and I finally managed a ride over 15kms this year – it’s just been too smoky to … Continue reading "Not a damn good rock shot, but we’re on the board"

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Windchill Cycling And Two Stories Involving Rocks And The Feeshko

First off, let’s get the windchill cycling part of my title out of the way.  I know I’ve bored you enough about MY town’s winter weather, so I’ll keep this short.  The morning started out at 7-degrees (F) below zero.   I waited for it to warm up a bit before going for my daily … Continue reading "Windchill Cycling And Two Stories Involving Rocks And The Feeshko"

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January Challenge #4

Found in Indiana — this is believed to be a Pre-Cambrian tillite from Canada A lithified glacial till containing various sized fragments The interesting thing is, it shows an outline of the Western Hemisphere North America is recognizable, South America not quite so much The granite clast in North America is approximately in the location … Continue reading "January Challenge #4"

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Finding Rocco’s Roots

Little-known fact: One of the earliest and most obscure episodes of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates on PBS featured Rocco. With the help of professional researchers, census records, and DNA analysis, Dr. Gates was able to determine that Rocco has many close relatives in Northern California. I managed to gather them all together … Continue reading "Finding Rocco’s Roots"

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