Brad Corbett

What the Heck Is a Pneumonia Front?

On May 23, 2021, atmospheric fog and clouds accompanied a pneumonia front in Kenosha, Wisconsin. COURTESY VIEW FROM ABOVE-WISCONSIN Lake Michigan, to the left of the state, has a long, north-south shape, which helps make its unique pneumonia fronts possible. JEFF SCHMALTZ/NASA Pneumonia fronts may be accompanied by low shelf clouds, and may travel several miles inland from Lake Michigan. GEMMA TARLACH Chicago, like Milwaukee and other communities on Lake Michigan’s southwestern shore, experiences pneumonia fronts most often in late spring. ALVESGASPAR, CC BY-SA 4.0/WIKIMEDIA

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar. (Luke Fater for Gastro Obscura)

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar. (Luke Fater for Gastro Obscura)

How a Secret Map Brought Down a Pirate Alliance on the Irish Coast

Looking down the Crookhaven steps. CONNIE KELLEHER Connie Kelleher, at the steps on Streek Head in Crookhaven. CONNIE KELLEHER The 1612 chart of the “pirate harbours” of southwest Munster was drafted by English cartographer John Hunt, under the orders of Hessel Gerritzsoon, who was commissioned by the States-General in Holland. © SUB GÖTTINGEN 4 H BRIT P III, 6 RARA UNIVERSITÄT BIBLIOTHEK GÖTTINGEN LIBRARY ARCHIVES, GERMANY Crookhaven, in County Cork, has a history as part of the pirate alliance. DESIGN PICS/THE IRISH IMAGE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES All indications are that the coast was mapped from the sea, in secret. © SUB GÖTTINGEN 4 H BRIT P III, 6 RARA UNIVERSITÄT BIBLIOTHEK GÖTTINGEN LIBRARY ARCHIVES, GERMANY

Trits! Costa Rica’s iconic ice cream tub contains indescribably addictive cookies.

From Gastro Obscura Peel back the lid on a container of Trits ice cream, and you’ll first encounter a layer of crispy cookie. When your spoon cuts through the sweet, lightly salted coating, it’s like the satisfying first dip into a crème brûlée. But instead of custard, each cup of Trits contains vanilla ice cream …

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It’s It This classic San Franciscan ice cream sandwich is it, isn’t it?

What’s so delicious that everyone exclaims it’s “IT!”? It’s an It’s It, of course. These ice cream sandwiches, featuring two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies dipped in dark chocolate, have been a San Francisco Bay Area classic since 1928. Frome Gastro Obscura George Whitney, inventor of the It’s It, was known as “The Barnum of the Golden …

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America’s oldest national park ranger retires at age 100

Zoe Sottile, CNN • Published 3rd April 2022 (CNN) — Betty Reid Soskin, the National Park Service’s oldest active ranger, retired on Thursday, just a few months after celebrating her 100th birthday. Soskin spent over a decade working at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park after joining the service full-time in 2011, …

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We Are The Earth

From Center for Action and Contemplation that I practice daily readings, I found this one, today, especially inspirational; We Are the Earth Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh describes our inherent connection to the Earth and how that understanding can shift our behavior: At this very moment, the Earth is above you, below you, …

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Butterfly’s

NatureVibes Did you know… Butterflies often feed on decomposing animals, rotten fruits, blood, animal feces and urine. Flowers don’t provide enough sodium for butterflies, so they seek other things that are salty. If a butterfly has ever landed on you, it’s not because it liked you or because you look particularly like a flower; in …

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Nature Vibes

NatureVibes October 13 at 9:39 AM  · The finalists for the 2021 Wildlife Comedy Photography Awards have been announced!

How to deal with Haters

I just found this great advise on an emailing I receive from “Change That Up” Don’t Listen to Naysayers. Achieving a successful life of significance isn’t easy. It’s a constant uphill climb, and along the way, you’re sure to cross paths with your fair share of naysayers, or what the cool kids call haters or …

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South Haven Trail

After attending a wedding in Kalamazoo, MI with my cousin and partner, we made our way due west to visit a friend in South Haven, MI.  My friend, Marc, that now resides there, told us about a beautiful trail that provides great views of Lake Michigan.  He also hinted at strange ruins that was a …

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South Haven Trail

After attending a wedding in Kalamazoo, MI with my cousin and partner, we made our way due west to visit a friend in South Haven, MI.  My friend, Marc, that now resides there, told us about a beautiful trail that provides great views of Lake Michigan.  He also hinted at strange ruins that was a …

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The Navel

I was sent this info and not 100% sure about the validity but I strongly feel there may be some truth to it. The Navel: Did you know why to put different oils in and on the belly button?  Our Navel (Nabhi), is an amazing gift that our Creator has given us. According to science, …

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Defying Gravity With The Ibex

Sometimes, to get what you want in life, you have to go out on a limb, get out of your comfort zone and literally defy gravity! Ibexes aren’t daunted by a dizzying climb up a vertical dam face to get what they want.

UFC Golf Battle With Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect is known for their wild and crazy sports antics, but who knew that combining two sports could have such hilarious results? Check out their golf battle and other new hybrid sports!

The Flying Car is Here!

Flying cars may seem futuristic – but from commercial jetpacks to personal air taxis, they are already here. Here’s how they could transform the way we commute, work and live.

Fall 2020 Garden

On September 24 I planted my Fall garden in Austin. The Spring/Summer garden did fairly well, but the drought and 100 degree temps killed us in August.

Bull Creek Walk

During the summer 2020 Covid lockdown, we took a walk at Bull Creek Greenbelt in Austin to get the pups, Lulu and Frida, out for an adventure.

South Haven, Michigan

Last November, Marty and I made a trip from Austin, TX up north to Michigan. After attending a wedding in Kalamazoo, we made our way over to South Haven, on the shores of Lake Michigan, to catch up with a close friend who moved from Austin up to that area.

Sweet Face

In the protective arms of her daddy, Frida stares out with complete confidence that all is right with the world. A friend that saw this pic commented, “Give that girl whatever she wants.”