Fun with Maps 147&148

I’m writing this edition of Fun with Maps while simultaneously watching the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and Monday Night Football between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. If it seems like I’m distracted while I write you’re damn right! In case it wasn’t clear through many previous posts…

Fun with Maps 145&146

I have made several additions to my map collection this Summer. My sister-in-law Vicki manages a charity thrift shop tied to a food shelf and has come across a few that she has given to me. I also bought several maps for $0.15 each at a garage sale while walking the dog (I picked up a wood side-table for…

Fun with Maps 143&144

Map 143 covers a topic I have written about numerous times; buying a home. It shows the salary needed to buy houses in different major cities across the United States. In fact, I featured last year’s version on Fun with Maps as well. The current National Average salary required to buy a house is $52,699. Some of the above-average cities will be…

Fun with Maps 141&142

Map 141 shows the median one-bedroom rent price in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’ve covered rent prices in this Fun with Maps series before but this is the first time I’ve covered my home market. The map is from Zumper as was Map 20 back in the day. I found both on Facebook because I spend a fair…

Fun with Maps 139&140

Map 139 is a Tsunami Threat Map from New Zealand. A 7.1 earthquake occurred approximately 100km off the Northeast Coast of New Zealand’s North Island on September 2nd (location pictured below). The earthquake was deep in the ocean but close enough to land that tsunamis were certainly possible. A tsunami, a large wave or series…

Fun with Maps 137&138

It’s the weekend and I’m feeling mappy once again. To celebrate, I’ve decided to share two more maps with you! Map 137 shows the major linguistic groups of Native Peoples in North America. This is a very interesting map, and in addition to be visually appealing (if a little blurry), it also makes it abundantly clear that I do not know nearly…

Our Birth Story

I’ve promised a post about the birth of our son. Our close family and friends will have already heard our birth story, of course, but this is for everyone that we haven’t yet seen. Tuesday, August 9th: My lovely wife Beth started having contractions and her doctor confirmed it was, indeed, pre-labor. She was excited by…