Map Monday, how much snow to cancel school?

How much snow does it take to cancel school?  Astronomically we’re only half-way through autumn, but flakes are already flying in some parts of the country.  As I write this post blizzard-like conditions are in the forecast for the Lake Superior snow belts.  An impending snowstorm brings lots of questions. … Read more“Map Monday, how much snow to cancel school?”

Map Monday, Happy 50th Birthday to Star Trek

NBC broadcast the first episode of Star Trek on September 8th 1966.  Sold as a spacey version of Wagon Train the series took a cerebral twist.  Told through a sixties cultural lens it explored racism,  fear of technology, and weapons of mass destruction.  Unfortunately the five year mission of the… Read more“Map Monday, Happy 50th Birthday to Star Trek”

Map Monday, D-Day Invasion Facts

D-Day is military shorthand for the first day of a military operation.  The jargon also includes H-Hour, which refers to the first hour of the operation.  These codes provide additional secrecy and allow enhanced planning.  By combining the letters with positive or negative numbers planners can specify exact times for… Read more“Map Monday, D-Day Invasion Facts”