Monday, February 28, 2022

Geography Div (Next US Solar Eclipse subsection)

 785 days until the next Great American Eclipse over North America. 


  • Maximum duration is nearly 2x the 2017 eclipse
  • 32 million Americans already live inside the path of totality
  • Many inspired by 2017 so interest will be off-the-charts 
  • More at: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

Mrs Bear and I visited the 2017 event in Broken Bow, NE and it was spectacular !!

Monday, February 21, 2022

Geography Div (How cold? subsection)

 There are 4 great February cold snaps that impacted large portions of the Contiguous U.S. – 1895, 1899, 1936, and 2021. Which one produced the lowest temperature? Using data from thousands of stations and creating a 30 km grid, the clear “winner” was February 1899.

by @Climatologist49

Saturday, February 19, 2022

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Get well Pete subsection)

Founding member of Hot Rize, Dr Banjo,  Pete Wernick suffered a heart attack on Feb 1.
Hell, what's a heart attack to a guy that survived the crash of United flight 232 in Sioux City, IA in 1989 and played at the Winterhawk Bluegrass festival two days later.
Here's Radio Boogie, from Hot Rize's 40th anniversary show.
Get Well soon Pete!

 Pete Wernick,banjo; Tim O'Brien, mandolin; Nick Forster,bass; Brian Sutton,guitar. Along with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and stuart Duncan.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Geography Div (Love and Marrige subsection)

Well, it's Valentines Day so how 'bout a map of Matrimony ???

The State of Matrimony, GA Moray, 1909. (Photo: Courtesy Barron Maps)

Matrimonial maps survived into the 20th century, as evinced by the above creation, designed and published by New York restaurant owner George Edward Moray to promote his two eateries. This map is unusual in that the vast majority of the locations plotted are real place names. Three railroads labeled Ceremony, Elopement, and Common Law run into the State of Matrimony, while the Divorce Rapid Transit railroad runs out.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div

The Goodfellers covering Don Henley's Dirty Laundry.

Lead vocals and guitar, Teddy Barncastle Harmony and mandolin, Ralph McGee Bass Tim Hill Banjo, Hersie McMillian Fiddle, Rex McGee

Monday, February 7, 2022

Geography Div (What Russia thinks subsection)

Since they've been in the news so much lately, here's what an autocomplete on a Russian search engine has to say about Europe. (Swedes being "tolerant" is a hoot).


Saturday, February 5, 2022

A Little Saturday Nite Bluegrass Div (Don't look up subsection)

A truly weird reprise of the Doors People Are Strange, done here by the Dead South.

Nathaniel Hilts - Guitar Scott Pringle - Mandolin Daniel Kenyon - Cello Colton Crawford - Banjo