Looking for Peachtree in Atlanta?

A look at the most popular street name in Atlanta

Within the city limits of Atlanta, Georgia, there are many streets with Peachtree in the name. It seems the name may have come from Peachtree Creek which flows southwesterly through DeKalb and Fulton counties before joining the Chattahoochee River just south of Vinings.

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Roxy the Biologist

“I’ve mainly been sharing information, but also doing posts reminding people that we can’t achieve environmental justice without achieving social justice. It’s amazing to see people, myself included, taking the time to learn more, stepping up and seeing what we can do to do better.”

Roxy Furman holds a First Class honors degree in BSc Zoology (INT)[1] with a study abroad year in Australia. She has a Master’s degree in Wildlife Filmmaking[2] from the University of the West of England Bristol, a course run in conjunction with The BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU)[3].

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The Inventions and Discoveries of Benjamin Franklin

“Well done is better than well said.”

Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706. His schooling ended at 10 years old and he learned by reading from then on. He worked in printing for his brother James who founded The New-England Courant, which was one of the first American newspapers when Ben was 15 years old. In about 1730 he became a Free Mason, a grandmaster in 1734, and was a Mason the rest of his life.

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Colored Vinyl – The September Gurls EP – Big Star

I loved you, well, nevermind, I’ve been crying all the time

Back in the 1980s/1990s, I was a huge Bangles collector. They had covered the song “September Gurls” by the band Big Star who recorded it on their second album, the 1974 “Radio City”. I had never heard of Big Star until I learned this from the Bangles. I was in the Atlanta record store “Wax’n’Fax” and saw this “September Gurls EP” import.

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Tour Names

Crazy names for concert tours

A lot of band tours over the years have the album they’re promoting name, like Queen’s 1975/1976 “A Night at the Opera Tour”, or where they were going, like Led Zeppelin‘s 1968/1969 “North American Tour”. Some bands chosen tour names are a bit more fun, here are a few.

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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

Flesh crawls! Blood curdles! Phibes lives!

I watched the 1972 dark comedy MGM horror film “Dr. Phibes Rises Again” on Svengoolie. Following his murderous quest for vengeance in the previous film, “The Abominable Dr. Phibes“, Dr. Anton Phibes evades capture by placing himself in suspended animation in a sarcophagus shared with his wife’s body. He plans to return when the Moon enters into a specific alignment with the planets not seen in 2,000 years. Three years later, the conjunction occurs and Phibes rises from his sarcophagus.

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Slinky (Part Two)

Fun for a girl and a boy

I previously wrote about the beginnings of the Original Slinky (June 25, 2020) but now I’d like to expand on the subject a little. It was inducted into “The Strong National Museum of Play”[1] in the year 2000. After 15 years of impressively successful Slinky sales, the inventor, Richard James left his family and moved to Bolivia with an evangelical cult and translated bibles.

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H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) Poisoning

Anywhere air circulation is slow there is the need of a mechanical aid to guarantee the health of workers

I was watching “Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch” on Discovery (Season 2 Episode 8 – “Darkness, Danger and Death”) when they encounter H2S in a tunnel that they found. I wanted to do some research on the deadly gas and learn more.

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Zero

Zero – the figure or symbol 0, which in the Arabic notation for numbers stands for the absence of quantity

Zero describes nothing, like how much extra money I have. The number zero as we know it arrived in the West circa 1200, most famously delivered by Italian mathematician Fibonacci[1] (aka Leonardo of Pisa), who brought it, along with the rest of the Arabic numerals, back from his travels to North Africa.

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Stacks of 45’s – Vincent/Castles In The Air

This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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