Map Monday, what’s the biggest environmental failure of your state?

How does each state lead the nation in environmental failure?  That’s a rather tough question for 7:29 on a Monday morning in the summer.  Ah but this blog has never shied away from taking on the tough ones.  To be fair, it’s easy to tackle the tougher topics when you’re… Read more“Map Monday, what’s the biggest environmental failure of your state?”

Map Monday, gerrymandering US congressional districts

Gerrymandering is the art of drawing political boundaries to benefit a particular party.  The term traces its origins to early 19th century machinations of Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry.  In 1812 the governor approved the creation of convoluted districts that benefited his party.  One of the districts wrapped around the city… Read more“Map Monday, gerrymandering US congressional districts”

Map Monday, most common surname in each European country

What is the most common surname in Europe?  As frequent readers know this blog has a deep fascination with names.  Past posts have included my ramblings about how I created fictional character names and fantasy names. In addition to how I create names in my books, I’ve also blogged about… Read more“Map Monday, most common surname in each European country”