Thursday, July 23, 2020

Dan to speak at Sonoma Valley Author's Festival (Fri, July 24, 2020) - 9AM Pacific

I'd planned on spending a few days....

... at the Sonoma Valley Author's Festival in beautiful downtown Sonoma. But, as you'd expect, that's not happening this year. The organizers have moved everything online.

So... I'm giving my talk about "The Joy of Search" at the Festival TOMORROW (Friday, July 24) at 9AM Pacific / Noon Eastern. If you'd like to watch it, you need to register ahead of time (it's free!): After me is the incomparable Wade Davis (he's on at 11AM Pacific). I'll be tuning in to watch his talk as well.

Hope to see all of you regular SearchResearchers there!

Search on!


  1. I started SRS with [ United States border Minnesota]

    Northwest Angle

    "It is the only place in the contiguous United States north of the 49th parallel,...Benjamin Franklin..."There noticed "practical exclaves. And Dr. Russell's Challenge also mention it so I read it.

    Enclave and exclave

    "The Kentucky Bend exists because of a meander of the Mississippi River...." It is an Exclave. I clicked in the link to the bend and also mentions with Ctrl-F "Earthquakes" that in 1812 New Madrid had a series of Earthquakes that are the most powerful felt in the United States.

    On related questions: Is Alaska an exclave?

    Today, enclaves and exclaves. The University of Houston's College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run and the people whose ingenuity created them.

    [Kentucky Bend Earthquakes] and [Kentucky Bend Earthquakes USGS]

    Summary of 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquakes Sequence

    Google also answered when was the last one: October 31, 1895

    The New Madrid Seismic Zone

    [Michigan Upper Peninsula History]

    11 Little-Known Facts about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

    Upper Peninsula of Michigan

    " was granted to the newly formed state of Michigan as part of the settlement of a dispute with Ohio over the city of Toledo..."

    [Upper Peninsula Michigan over Ohio]

    From Wikipedia: The Toledo War (1835–36), also known as the Great Toledo War, the Michigan-Ohio War.

    Good question to solve question is : How did Michigan end up with the upper peninsula? that Google suggested

    History Channel While the Toledo War is now remembered as the most ferocious conflict in Ohio-Michigan history, it wasn’t the last time to the two states clashed over their border...1965,the old rivals fixed a plaque with the words “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” to a boundary marker on the state line.