Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday Morning Edition - 2456729

Good Morning.  The Morning Edition is baack.  As we've said a few times (and will say again), it takes quite some time to put one of these together.  The fastest we've been able to gin up a Morning Edition is slightly less than an hour.  Typically, they take about 90 minutes and it's not uncommon for the process to drag on for a couple of hours.

We didn't spend that kind of time this morning because a lot of this stuff was found and prepped yesterday.  We love reading stuff online.  Whenever we have a break and nothing else to do, you'll find us sitting here looking around for and reading various fun stuff.

Today's Morning Edition has a lot of stuff and we didn't put it in any particular order of interest or importance.  Many of our Dear Readers have been to (or know of) Moab, Utah.  We started going there in 1981 and have a lot of "Moab Stories."  Anybody who spends even a short time there will come away with at least one or a few Moab Stories.  The Salt Lake newspaper always loves to pounce on Moab Stories, too.  There's something about Moab....

Here's Tuya
What's It Tuya?

We simply couldn't resist using the key word from this story in a pseudo-headline.  It turns out that the first major scientific paper about tuyas was published the year Susun and I were born--1947 (back in the Pleistocene).  This might be a little dry and boring for many of our readers but "Here's Tuya" for those who will find them fascinating.
The prominent glaciated peak on the photo is the Three Fingered Jack, a Pleistocene volcano elevated 7,841 foot (2,390 meter), deeply glaciated and consists mainly of basaltic andesite lava. Mount Jefferson can also be seen from its left. The typical tuya volcano Hogg Rock, which is clearly visible from the photo below the Three Fingered Jack where US 20 Highway wraps in a nearly 180-degree curve below cliffs on the south and west sides, is only about 2 miles (3 km) north of Hayrick Butte, a somewhat larger tuya of similar age and composition.  Source:
Imagine a lava flow creeping slowly through a circular tunnel melted into the ice. Cool down the lava flow, then remove the ice. The sinuous shape of the lava flow shows that it was confined by ice.

No, this photo isn't from Moab.  It's from The Salt River near Mesa, Arizona.
Speaking of Moab once again, the Salt Lake paper did a nice little story on SUP in Moab.  And that reminded us to do a little promo for Arizona's ONLY retail store totally dedicated to SUP and nothing else.

Well, well, well...Saint Paddy's Day is coming up pretty pronto and everybody's talking about green stuff.  As you know, we don't normally print recipes here in the Morning Edition.  However, yesterday, we spent quite a bit of idle time looking at various Paddy Day green-themed recipes.  We must admit that green jalapeno jelly made our mouth water and now we are hoping to find some and SOON.

Here is an Excellent illustrated recipe and methodology for making your own concoction.

And a simpler version of the above:

"Negative posts spawn negative posts, and positive posts generate positive ones, with positive ones more likely to spread, he says."  Imagine that!  Read all about it here:

We're pretty sure this is a genuine, real obituary.  It's definitely not your typical obituary, By George!

And, finally...Legos!

1 comment:

Wayne Ranney said...

John - Loved this Morning's Edition. I did not know the word Tuya although I have seen a few in Antarctica! Great stuff as usual. Going to Phantom Ranch with a group for two nights next week!