Michael Hardy

Mike Hardy is the owner of Thumbwind Publications. It started in 2009 as a fun-loving blog covering the wind industry of Michigan's Upper Thumb. Since then, he authored a vast range of content and established a loyal base of 30,000 visitors per month. Sites now include Michigan4You.com, TwoVerbs.com, Ora-Labora.org, and he collaborates with his son on OutdoorSkillz.com.

WPA Art In Tampa International Airport – 7 Murals Hidden in Plane Sight

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

While traveling back to Detroit, I noticed some large murals along the walls of terminal E at the Tampa International Airport. The style was unmistakable. They depicted various stages of aeronautics development in the manner familiar with the Post Office murals placed during the Great Depression. I looked around to see if there was a description of the artwork….

Canada Pours 50 Million Pounds Of Its Maple Syrup Reserve Into A Ravenously Hungry Market

Sugar Bush Old Maple

Due to a poor harvest, a global maple syrup shortage forces the Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP)  to release about half of its strategic reserve.

Quebec is responsible for over 70% of the world’s maple syrup production, with most served over pancakes and waffles in the US; its most significant consumer. However, this year, Canadian Sugar Bushes could not keep up with global demand, which increased by 21%

5 Free News Feeds Reviewed for Publishing Automated Blogs

Auto blogging

Setting up an automated blog using free news feeds is tricky. There are copyright issues with republishing someone else’s content on your site and search engines tend to punish the rankings on those sites with duplicate content.

We review the top 5 copyright-free content providers for news and featured articles that would be suitable for an automated blog or website.