April may be the cruelest month, as Eliot observed, but for me it’s always been February. In my homeland of Montana, February was always the time I’d get thoroughly sick of winter and thoroughly disheartened by the certainty that spring would not start in March. Here in Florida, which is the opposite of Montana in a whole bunch of ways, I dislike February for another reason: It […]
For your amusement, here is a little quiz I prepared with the help of Google and Wikipedia. No fair using the same resources until you’ve taken the quiz and posted your score. Most answers are mostly guaranteed to be mostly correct. [WpProQuiz 1]
The photo contest has come to a close (finally), and the winner is Deb, with a total of 20 points. First runner-up is Mike, with a total of 18. I’ll be sending Deb the fabulous first prize of $50 tomorrow. For everybody else, I can award second prize right now: A big thank-you for playing along. I had a lot of fun doing it, although it did […]
The building looks suspiciously new, but this is said to be the boyhood home of an American legend. Back then, of course, there were a lot fewer souvenir stores in the neighborhood. The body of water barely visible in the background played a big role in the life of this great American. For one point, who am I talking about? For three points — and the end […]
This modest home has a strange painting hanging in the living room: It depicts a former owner of the house at the moment of his death. For one point, where is this house and who was the former owner? For three points, name the actor who most recently portrayed the former owner in a movie.
The path up this grassy slope is dotted with white markers. Even more markers are clustered at the top of the hill, which is out of view here. They seem to have some historical significance. For one point, name the location of this photo and the significance of the markers. For three points, provide the geographic coordinates of this location, down to degrees and minutes. (Seconds aren’t […]