We begin our look at November with Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. Venus continues to dominate the SW sky at dusk. With the period of twilight lengthening throughout the fall, Venus will appear 3 degrees higher by the end of the month with a setting time that will average about 2.6 hours after sunset. Viewed […]
The crew at the West Coast Bureau sent me a copy of one of William L. Sullivan’s numerous books about hiking the great Oregonian out-of-doors. To best describe Sullivan’s passion for the topic of hiking in the wilderness, let me offer the following summary from the back cover of his 1988 opus Listening for […]
In the 2017 movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Elton John plays himself, at least he does a spot on parody of the ‘Chicken Suit Elton John’. I do not recall exactly if John had really worn the chicken outfit on stage in the past, but it resembled a cross between the mass of feathers he […]
One of my favorite displays at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum outside of Negaunee is housed behind the door of an old bank vault. There is a graph inside showing how much money was generated by all of the big mineral rushes that swept this young nation. Manifest Destiny compelled the government to expand the […]
COME TOGETHER as only Ringo could orchestrate it . . .
Our favorite Australian B-3 / Whammy Clavy player Lachey Doley has been putting out some great music – he also has a new album coming out we are trying to source – problem is, the shipping from down under costs more than the product – we will see what we can do. Combining my love […]
On his fifteenth birthday, March 1, 1959, Roger Daltrey was sent home from school and told to never return. The headmaster, Mr. Kibblewhite, gave him a parting shot he would never forget: “You’ll never make anything of your life, Daltrey.” Roger could only think to himself, “Thanks a lot, Mr. Kibblewhite,” as he headed home […]