Category Archives: Environment

Holiday Snowshoe Trek


We, and quite a few other folks, spent part of Christmas Day snowshoeing Empire Bluff in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Here are a few of the inspiring images from our trek. Advertisements

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Advice from a Saguaro cactus


Came across this list on a bookmark of all things. A little fun on a Friday evening. Stand tall Reach for the stars Be patient through the dry spells Conserve your resources Think long term Wait for your time to … Continue reading

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My Amazon HQ2 prediction


Ever since Amazon announced they would be establishing a dual headwaters, a virtual cottage industry of predictions and analyses has developed. Everyone has an opinion on what metro will be selected. Here are my thoughts on the subject: My heart would … Continue reading

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Cities once or still buried by volcanoes


Below is a list of cities that were once or still are buried beneath the ash, rocks, lava, and other debris from a volcanic eruption. As usual, any additions or corrections are most welcome. Armero, Colombia – destroyed in 1985 … Continue reading

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Submerged cities


While we have all heard of the mythical Lost City of Atlantis, the following list identifies those ancient (and not so ancient) cities that have been found submerged beneath the waters of a river, lake, harbor, sea, or ocean. Probably … Continue reading

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A “grand vision” of a loop trail


Several terms have become synonymous with continuous urban loop trails. These include Rim Trails, Metro Edge Ways, and Knapsack Pathways. All three of these terms were highlighted by trail-scholar Bob Searns, AICP at the 2016 Michigan Statewide Trail Summit, as … Continue reading

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World’s largest cities at/beyond 60 degrees south latitude


This is a very short list, as there are no incorporated communities located at or beyond 60 degrees south latitude – only research stations/posts on Antarctica. By the way, do you say “above” 60 degrees in the Southern Hemisphere or … Continue reading

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Can you guess the city, #28?


Still no correct answers to City #25 or City #27, so here’s another hint for City #25 – it is located in Africa. Here is City #28 for your consideration.

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Can you guess the city, #17?


Congratulations to Bobby for being the first to correctly identify City #16. Here is City #17. Good luck!

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Can you guess the city, #9?


Here is city #9. Congrats to JoJo for being the first to correctly identify cities #7 and #8. Good luck!

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