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Another eclipse

Yesterday’s solar eclipse wasn’t as total as the last eclipse I posted about: http://wp.me/sHPnw-eclipse Unfortunately, I was on the road, didn’t have an opportunity to see the light filtering through the tree branches as before, and the roughly 40% lunar coverage  wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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“please excuse the lateness of my reply”

When I started this blog, I swore to myself that I would never post one of those “blogs about blogging” blogs.  But then I logged on, realized that it had been over a year since I posted anything, noticed the … Continue reading

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Photos from plateuland

A recent business trip brought me to the Colorado Plateau country north of the Grand Canyon.  The area is well known for its scenic beauty, as evidenced by the numerous world-renowned national parks in the area. It’s also a magnet … Continue reading

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Something changed in the western sky!

Take a look at the positions of the planets and the moon in this photo I took last week: Now compare to the photo I posted in my blog a few weeks ago: Notice anything different?  Venus and Jupiter switched … Continue reading

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April showers bring May…

Actually, that title is a double lie right now.  It’s not April, nor have there been any showers.  In fact, this week was the first rain I’ve seen at my house all winter, and it was less than half an … Continue reading

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Garden Update – 1/14/2012

My garden changed a bit in the past few weeks.  First, we had a few cold nights, and my cucumbers froze, just as I was starting to see a few small cucumbers on the vine.  But, when I pulled the … Continue reading

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More “practicality” of geology

I recall a particular time during my education where I felt completely burnt out and unfocused.  It was during grad school, and I had returned from my first national conference.  I arrived at the conference with optimism and wide eyes, … Continue reading

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Garden Update 11/27

I promise to post more than just garden updates soon – but here’s how it looked on sunday. My peas are starting to climb the fence.  White blooms should be coming soon, and sweet peas just a few days later. … Continue reading

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Science Project

I remember creating only one childhood science-fair project; plotting the growth difference between corn seeds planted in potting soil and ordinary backyard dirt.  While I don’t remember any other science projects, I do remember the hardest part of any school project was coming … Continue reading

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Landscape Evolution

In arid climates, prehistoric landscapes easily reveal theselves due to a lack of obstructing vegetation and slower landscape-altering erosional processes.  Geologists love arid climates because of their unobstructed views. Geomorphology, a sub-discipline of geology, examines landscapes and their evolution through time. A car-window … Continue reading

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