Gold dust along with coin and ingot from 1800s
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Quitting Quora? … Not Really, just a Question Hiatus or No Time For Gold Dust

This is gold dust. After the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1849 people wanting to strike it rich, or even just to make a decent living with little to no other prospects, made the arduous journey in droves to California from all across the United States. In those days miners might work a […]

Screenshot of expected path of Hurricane Dorian as of August 30, 2019 (Captured by: Eric Hepperle)
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Prices Expected (by me) to go up on many Items in Geneva, Alabama

Prices Expected to go up on many Items in Geneva, Alabama There are a few things that are coalescing into a perfect financial storm right now that will likely lead to higher prices on consumer goods in Alabama. These price hikes are expected to hit small towns in like Geneva, Alabama hardest: 6 cent per […]

Eric Hepperle Blog - Winter Driving Tips for Iowa featured image; shows winter Suzuki Aerio car on tow truck. Purple hue
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Winter Driving in Iowa: Tips for Staying Out of the Ditch in Snowy Weather

After an unseasonably hot September and first week or so of October in the Wiregrass region of southern Alabama, last night (10/11/18) temperatures finally began to cool (in Alabama, cool temperatures means mid to low seventies, Fahrenheit). In fact, the day prior, Hurricane Michael (which waffled between a category 3 and category 4 hurricane or […]

The Super blood blue moon on January 31st , 2018 might look like this. (Credit: ulrikebohr570, licensed under CC0 1.0)
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Rare Super Blood Blue Moon Tomorrow!

Early Wednesday morning, according to the New York Times, a total lunar eclipse (where the Earth moves between the sun and the moon), a supermoon, blue moon, and blood moon will coincide in what is being termed a “super blood blue moon”. To understand how rare such an event is, the last time anyone on Earth had the good fortune to witness this celestial phenomenon was on March 31, 1866 (EliteDaily), a little over a year after the civil war ended!