John Peel

Position: Herald Staff Writer


John Peel

Position: Herald Staff Writer


Today’s GeoQuiz buzzword: Bee

By John PeelHerald Features EditorIn what country would you find the Tungurahua volcano?If you answered Ecuador, without reading or accidentally glancing at this sentence, then perhaps someday you,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

GeoQuiz leaves no stone unturned

By John PeelHerald Features EditorSome people collect presidential campaign buttons. Others collect baseball cards. For others, it’s Bazooka Joe comics or old beer cans or Barbie dolls. Chicago’s...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

GeoQuiz is a rock, but let’s talk about islands

By John PeelHerald Features EditorNo man is an island.That might sound obvious, but it may help as you attempt the always-hair-pulling GeoQuiz today.Just keep in mind as you’re answering today’s...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

It’s the GeoQuiz, living large and small

By John PeelHerald Features EditorThis week the GeoQuiz dives into that all-important issue of the ages: Does size matter?To that we answer with two rhetorical questions: In geography? Are you...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

The GeoQuiz journey: Always fun, never easy

By John PeelHerald Features EditorIt’s the journey, not the destination.Write that down because some day you will want to know where such a famous quote came from. Man that was good.That phrase is...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Oscar fever – GeoQuiz has a bad case

By John PeelHerald Features EditorThe red carpet. The dresses. The glamour. The memories. The awards like cinematography that you care nothing about. The deleted swear words.How can you not still...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Dictators, pilots, writers, guitarists – we have ’em all

By John PeelHerald Features EditorToday we see dead people.We see who they were and where they are. Sometimes we throw in a why and a what for.Just hang in there. It’ll all make sense when you take...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Just remember: You asked for this challenge

By John PeelHerald Features EditorOne of our loyal readers says that the GeoQuiz has been too easy. “Where’s the challenge?” he asks.Yep, it’s my neighbor Ted Holteen, the Arts & Entertainment...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Scary thought: Hannibal as a vice president

By John PeelHerald Features EditorMost are footnotes to history. Have you ever heard, for instance, of Hannibal Hamlin? Dick Cheney made his mark, and you’ve undoubtedly heard the name Dan Quayle,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

GeoQuiz says: It’s time to head south

By John PeelHerald Features EditorYou’ve come to the right place.You’re looking for a way to pull yourself out of the winter doldrums. Or you need a challenge to get you motivated. This is where...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Travel tip: Don’t touch these junctions

By John PeelHerald Features EditorAt one intersection in Los Angeles, drivers are delayed a combined 27,144,000 hours annually.At an intersection in Chicago, it’s 25,068,000 hours.Waiting through...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

Sometimes you’ve gotta look low for GeoQuiz

By John PeelHerald Features EditorWe all go through peaks and valleys, even GeoQuiz.Yes, you’re undoubtedly all thinking that even the worst GeoQuiz is still a peak in your day, or at least a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2010 | COLUMN: GeoQuiz

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