I’m not surprised to see some Latino names pop up. I am a bit surprised that Garcia is evidently the most common. Seems like the sons of John and Andrew had lots and lots of children! Also a bit surprised that none of the Utah ones are Mormon names (unless you could Smith).
Loren Kantor looks at the La Brea Tar Pits and its (their?) history.
Discovered during my research: How America was named.
I collect 3D-generated landscape images. It’s a hobby. I’ve subscribed to Digital Blasphemy, Mike Bonnell, and others. This geyser in Nevada makes me think of those, except it’s real!
This is a pretty cool tool to help you find where in the US the climate may best suit you.
If the 50 states went to war with one another, who would win?
Here’s a year-long road-trip you can take if you are insanely passionate about 70-degree weather.
Catnip for the Trumwill: Clickhole looks at the story behind the symbolism of eight state flags.
Editor’s Note: Morning Ed and Linky Friday have become less enjoyable lately, due in part to locking into the same basic discussions with simply a different news item. A lot of it involving Trump. So this week, I am not going to have any Trump stories, not a Politics section nor articles about Republicans or Democrats.
While you all are as always welcome to contribute links to the discussion, I ask you follow my lead to an extent. At the very least, apply a pretty high threshold of relevance before putting a Trump or generally partisan link out there.
This isn’t a permanent change. Mostly, I seek to break us out of patterns of behavior I think we’ve fallen into, so that when we get back to discussing the events of the day, we’re a little more fresh.
(This doesn’t apply to any Featured or gallery posts about politics that might be published this week.)