Category Archives: fun

Freezeways: Cutting-edge planning for Winter Cities

Atlanta’s ambitious and impressive Belt Line was fostered by a thesis project. Now, comes the Freezeway, a bold theorem by University of British Columbia graduate student Matt Gibbs, which proposes to convert some of Edmonton, Alberta’s bike trails into linear commuter/recreational … Continue reading

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The National Water Trails System continues to stream ahead

Here’s a list of those rivers currently included in the National Water Trails System and the approximate paddling mileage included as part of each designated trail. They are presented in alphabetical order. Alabama Scenic River Trail (Alabama) = 631 miles … Continue reading

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Nutty city and town names

Here’s my list of cities and towns named for or which by chance or purpose have the name of a nut in their title. Any additions to the list are most welcome. Of these, by far the largest is Walnut … Continue reading

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Best film of 2014…reconsidered

Upon further review after seeing a matinee showing of The Imitation Game this morning, I think this movie is the best of 2014. Originally, back in December, I felt Interstellar was tops, but have changed my mind. Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are … Continue reading

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The closest thing to a-la-carte viewing thus far

After years of frustration with Bombast and other less-than-customer-friendly cable companies, my wife and I have decided to cut the cord. Instead we have now installed a Mohu high-definition antenna and a Roku 3 web-streaming player. The HD antenna gives … Continue reading

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It’s Bombastic!

Many people who live in the United States will be able to relate to this recent and oh-so hilarious Pearls Before Swine comic strip episode about a certain monopolistic cable provider we all know and dislike. Cheers!  

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“Seasoning” cities and towns

A little salt and pepper to season things here on Panethos. Spanish language cities with “Salto” in the name were not included as this means “falls” nor was “Saltillo” as it means “little falls.”  The largest of these salty cities are … Continue reading

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