Hawaii Sure Is Pretty; If Only There Were Something to Do….

Hawaii Sure Is Pretty; If Only There Were Something to Do….

Who thinks of these things? Hold a seahorse bred for aquariums so people don’t take them from the ocean. Zipline over a waterfall taller than Niagara Falls while going 45 mph. Take a submarine to see shipwrecks. Train manta rays to come to a specific area at night, because phytoplankton are attracted to light, and […]

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More than a Sandal; Less than a Shoe

More than a Sandal; Less than a Shoe

When someone offers you free shoes, you say yes! Given an option of 39 colors from matte to sparkly to crocodile, this girl always chooses purple. All hail the glorious purple. The fine folks at Tieks by Gavrieli thought I might enjoy their ballet flats-plus as an alternative to clunky athletic shoes while exploring this […]

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A Cowboy’s Heirloom: It’s not What You’d Expect

A Cowboy’s Heirloom: It’s not What You’d Expect

Given the stunning tooling on a saddle and the engraving on a gun, either of these would be a coveted gift from father to son. But no, it’s the utilitarian spur that is handed down between generations. Perhaps because of the pure function it conveys a coming of age? The National Cowboy & Western Heritage […]

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Aspiring Artists & Politicos: the Best Way to Disseminate Your Message is to Bury Yourself in an Open Casket and Charge Admission

Aspiring Artists & Politicos: the Best Way to Disseminate Your Message is to Bury Yourself in an Open Casket and Charge Admission

Dying is bad enough, what with ending your life, saying goodbye to loved ones, no more Starbucks; but there’s also a good chance that your life’s work will disappear into oblivion. If you’re a tax auditor, that may not hurt so much, but if you’re an artist or idea person, you’ve put a lot of […]

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Did You Know that there are MULTIPLE Largest Balls of Twine?

Did You Know that there are MULTIPLE Largest Balls of Twine?

Let’s give a hoo-rah for competition! Let’s give another for the drive to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. And THAT’S why there are four different balls of twine that can lay honest claim to being the largest. Largest sisal twine ball built by one person (Darwin, Minnesota) Largest sisal twine ball built […]

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