Ruminations from the Rock and Beyond

Serious Quiz Time For You – What is Bundling and How Does This Affect Us Today?

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

Here are your choices about “bundling,” try to find the relevant one for the present day. a. Bundling or tarrying is a practice of wrapping two unmarried persons, a couple, fully clothed in a bed together at the parents’ home as part of their courtship to allow intimacy without the ability to undress or have, er, sex. b. To tie […]

Rockin’ and Rollin’ Through the Hills of Wyoming

Rumination From the Rock and Beyond

Some of my readers might remember a column I wrote last summer about fossil hunting in southwest Wyoming. Guess what? It’s addictive! I had to go back and try again this summer to see what specimens I could find and of course, learn from the grizzled ole hunters that make fossiling their life’s work and profit, by the way. Note: […]

It’s All About Location, Location, Location!

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

If you haven’t ever heard Bob McConville speaking at the Marco Island Historical Society Rose Auditorium, you’re missing a master naturalist with a buoyant sense of humor. Bob can talk about almost any type of Florida wildlife and answer questions about the rest. His presentations fill up quickly with few seats to spare, because he not only has the knowledge, […]

STEAM Night at TBE Blasts it Out of the Park

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Rain, wind and water didn’t hamper the enthusiasm of hundreds of excited students that attended the recent second annual STEAM Night on May 24th at Tommie Barfield Elementary with their eager families right alongside them. What is STEAM? It’s the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Trust me, there was an abundance of each subject to meet the […]


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