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April 10, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Spring Breakups. Washed, then dried.

Some planets take Spring Break literally.

It’s not the big one, yet, so go ahead. Enjoy walking around on a non-traditional trampoline.

Just in time spring vacations, the Yellowstone area is shaking things up.

Shouldn’t deter tourists – quite the opposite

Adventure Travel is the big thing now (preferably without kidnappings).

Did you ever as a kid on vacation take one of those photos featuring your foot straddling two states’ borders? Think of the Facebook potential if you were lucky enough to straddle a growing tectonic plate fissure – maybe across the parking lot – even better, in your hotel foyer! Makes your heart leap doesn’t it?

Check the University of Utah’s earthquake updates here. More here about the frequent seismic activity of the Centennial Tectonic Belt (from West Yellowstone to south/southwest Montana and across westward into central Idaho).

Bear begging by vintage car. Holdup bear at Yellowstone National Park. Postcard (1930-1945 Tichnor Brothers collection, Boston Pub.Lib.(USPD., artist life/

“Hey, got room for one more? Heard this model was equipped with cub holders” (USPD)

People are so demanding: Like wanting a home with a mountain view out one window and a lovely view of the sea out the other – at a bargain price.

If humans weren’t so late to the scene, that could have been accomplished by living in the Rocky Mountains during the Jurassic Era…if a few jumbo-sized heavy-footed neighbors didn’t bother you.

Hey, you sometimes have to make compromises for that beach front property.

Determinations must be made: pets, pals, or predators. “Anyone up for fish fry? No, no! Fish are the ones with fins!” (Univ. of Nebraska State Museum)

A little tectonic plate shift opens up all sorts of new opportunities. 

Small ocean voyages are much more convenient – especially for those who are afraid to be away from their desks for too long.

Solo sailing or rowing across a large body of water challenges would be achievable for more individuals.

Realtors would be thrilled to assist with people having to relocate.

Of course a building boom as demand grows for new houses – and rafts.

Retro climate alterations and land forms’ nip and tucks could roll out all sorts of opportunities, right?. 

People would certainly have to get out of the ordinary, petty ruts they are in now.

You have to admit it looks lovely – and so many more options for Ports of Call. Cruise Lines and  long distance swimmers would be thrilled. (U. of Nebraska State Museum)

Lonely planets, like lonely people, do need to be careful about relationship slams.

Long distances make one appear mysterious and exciting, but when up close, it can be a whole different story. Something attractive about the bad boys.

“Asteroid Apophis gives Earth a close shave April 13, 2029” ( a 2.78% chance of getting too up close and personal. But there’s always another chance in 2036. So difficult to get rid of an Ex …can seem a lot like stalking. Apophis maybe aptly named after the ancient god of chaos, darkness and destruction.

There’s still some time to distract our planet and warn her about getting mixed up with scoundrels up to no good.

Emotional blackouts are not a good thing either. Probably best to avoid them.

“Will we see the first-ever direct image of a Black Hole today?” Guess we’ll have to watch and see. Easy to get sucked into the excitement of the unknown.

Breaking off for now

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Woman in bathing suit on beach with Bech ball. Gloria DeHaven, 1945 Yank, the Army Weekly. (USPD., artist life, by fed employee/

And people laughed when We put up the sign in Raton Pass for ocean front homes. Definition of an optimist: it happened once, it’s bound to happen again!(USPD/



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  1. shoreacres / Apr 10 2019 7:10 am

    I still remember the day I first learned about that Cretaceous sea that divvied up our continent for so long. It was after my trip to Monument Rocks in Kansas, where remnants of the seabed still exist. It does give pause. Even if we’d been around when that sea formed, I’m not sure we’d have been able to do anything about it.

    As for that last day of the dinosaurs, check out this article about their demise. The western interior seaway features in it, too.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 10 2019 7:24 am

      Poor Dinos in for such a rude surprise. Nothing could stop that either. (Although NASA is looking at that asteroid…which a UK preacher is pointing to as End of Days..then or at the later date…rescheduling always possible…)
      The TX sea was/is always fascinating. Every time a tank was dug, the kids would scramble for the fossils of shells and sea creatures – so much fun. Holding those rocky remnants – somehow magic. Science, history, and archeology best taught hands on and outdoors.
      Thanks for placing a shell comment!


  2. Ally Bean / Apr 10 2019 8:01 am

    So to put this in perspective, don’t count your post-2029 chickens before they hatch because this planet might not exist on April 14, 2029. This makes retirement planning easier. Thanks.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 10 2019 8:25 am

      HA HA. Praemonitus, praemunitus (forewarned is forearmed) or even weirder (and maybe appropriate?) how about “forewarned, forearmed: burnt children dread the fire.” (Robert Greene’s A Notable Discovery of Coosnage/ a.k.a. The Art of Conny-catching, 1592)…( such flapdoodle is why I get distracted and never get posts read, done…what? chores? HAHA)
      Thanks for adding a clarifying comment

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  3. The Hook / Apr 10 2019 9:34 am

    We actually need this planet to rebel more- but only against those who truly deserve it.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Apr 10 2019 9:52 am

      Wonder if that’s in progress – shaking’ off the fleas like a dog? Frail humans may be just another in a long line of Earth inhabitants with inflated egos. Roll with the tides. Thanks, Hook


  4. the #1 Itinerary / Apr 11 2019 5:04 am

    Great post 😁


  5. RKLikesReeses / Apr 11 2019 12:03 pm

    TECTONIC PLATES! ❤️ this!
    I remember learning about them in school – how our world used to be soooo different. I wonder if they still teach little kids this.
    Asteroid alert – 10 years, hunh? I wonder who’ll get blamed for it. 😉
    And that black hole! If I could I’d volunteer to jump in the middle, see what happens. SO COOL.


  6. Curt Mekemson / Apr 14 2019 12:29 pm

    Plate Tectonics, it’s a moving story, for sure.

    A huge earthquake is predicted along the Oregon coast. It could remake our geography. I am always nervous when I travel along the coast and pay attention to the Tsunami evacuation routes.

    Pt. Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco is laboratory example for Plate Tectonics. Before it started its journey north, it existed down in the Southern Sierras near LA. There is an earthquake walk at the park that shows a fence line that was moved several feet during the San Francisco earthquake of the early 1900s courtesy of the San Andreas Fault. –Curt


  7. LordBeariOfBow / Apr 21 2019 8:31 pm

    I once stood with one foot in the East and one in the West. as have many others, much harder to do than state-state. 😁 🐶
    Well as you see I’m running a bit late and I must admit I thought the black hole pics were extraordinarily exciting.
    I hope the 2019 collision holds off,
    I’m expecting Poppy May to be celebrating her Grandpas centenary in 2035, and I’m sure she wont want that as a distraction from her preparations for the big event


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