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What Can Be Smoked, Eaten, Exploded, And Reported? – Cigars

What Can Be Smoked, Eaten, Exploded, And Reported? – Cigars

A cigar is defined as a rolled bundle of fermented tobacco leaves for smoking. Historically, cigar smoking has been frequently associated with successful business people wearing fine clothing, or sometimes with some seedy character sporting a short, stubby, soggy, and used version of the product clenched in their teeth. Many scholars claim the origin of …

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Flying Around Sequoia Trees in The Dark is a Bad Idea

Flying Around Sequoia Trees in The Dark is a Bad Idea

The sequoia (aka giant sequoia) along with the dawn redwood and coast redwood make up the redwood family of trees. Fossil records of the most amazing of these trees, the giant sequoia, date back to the Jurassic period, more than 200 million years ago. Sequoias towered above the head of Tyrannosaurus Rex. You want to …

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Moonlight

Moonlight

If one ever needed to run through the woods at night to rescue a fair maiden, doing so with a clear sky and full moon would be the right choice. (If unclear about the “fair maiden” definition, there is an earlier post on that topic.) The light of a full moon can be amazing…although the …

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Free Book Giveaway

Free Book Giveaway

Anyone guessing the theme of the posts on this site wins a free print copy of either “The Field Trip” or “Darkness.” Winner’s choice of which book. Just enter your guess on the Contact Form on last tab of this website. To assist with this challenge, these are the topics of all posts relating to …

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Green Mountain Boys and Their Flag

Green Mountain Boys and Their Flag

This update for the post on the Green Mountain Boys is due to information provided by Stephen Perkins, Executive Director of the Vermont Historical Society. I appreciate his taking the time to send me a note on the subject. The flag typically associated with the Green Mountain Boys actually belonged to General John Stark of …

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A Little Piece of American History – Green Mountain Boys

A Little Piece of American History – Green Mountain Boys

A Piece of Early American History About ten years prior to the American Revolution, an area which is now Vermont, was part of larger region, called the New Hampshire Grants. The British crown had given legal control of that land to New York, refusing to recognize New Hampshire titles for property. Many settlers in the …

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Are Meteors Cool?

Are Meteors Cool?

This post references the treat one occasionally gets when looking at the night sky and a meteor flashes through the background of stars. Some people call it a “shooting star.” Where do they come from and what are they? Most are a small piece rock from an asteroid. Asteroids orbit the sun, many in the …

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River Crossing For An Apocalypse

River Crossing For An Apocalypse

Most people would think knowing how to cross a river or wide stream in the woods is not of much usefulness in life unless you’re an avid backpacker. Before skipping this post, consider the following:   The Scenario You’re on a walk on a nature, woods, or forest trail with another individual for companionship. Let’s …

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