The Lack of Power

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I was originally going to call this  post “The Great Heat Wave of 1936” but the thunderstorms that rolled thru early Friday changed that somewhat. It amazes me on just how dependent we have become on the power grid. If … Continued

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Happy 4th of July

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The growth of the British Empire in the 19th century, to its territorial peak in the 1920s, saw Britain acquire nearly one quarter of the world’s land mass, including territories with large indigenous populations in Asia and Africa. From the … Continued

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Summer Flowers

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My wife spends many hours outdoors planting and tending to her flowers, seems every year some new feature pops up in the yard.  I just mow the lawns and tend to the herb garden and the few potted veggies we … Continued

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Welcome to July

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In Grand Rapids, the month of July the daily highs are around 82°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 90°F or dropping below 73°F. The hottest day July day is 108° on July 14th 1936 that is the hottest official reading … Continued

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Raining Fish

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Here is a historical (hysterical) weather event of note: July 27, 1901…A rain of fish from the sky was reported at Tiller’s Ferry, SC. Hundreds of fish were swimming between cotton rows after a heavy shower. Although rare, there are … Continued

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Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice

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Every year for the summer solstice The English Heritage opens Stonehenge up for the solstice, giving people a rare chance to get up close to the monument. This year Armed police were on patrol, and extra security measures were put … Continued

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