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Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 22 2010

For Suzanne

She made this possible: View from the beach near Devil’s Churn You see, a funny thing happened on the way down to Oregon.  We took the scenic route.  On that scenic route, there are many, many curves.  I’d driven through about 16,897 of them before Newton’s Law of Inertia caught up to us.  I learned …

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Sep 22 2010

Geo Linkfest!

Since I’m traipsing all over bits of Oregon with Lockwood and ye olde intrepid companion, I’m having to rely on other geobloggers to fill in the gaps.  I’ll use any excuse so’s to have a chance to highlight some truly awesome geoblogging goodness. When you’re a professional geologist in western Washington, you can’t always depend …

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Sep 21 2010

The Wolf in the Fault and Other Stories

I have to admit something: I may be an atheist, but I’m also a complete sucker for Norse mythology.  When I shared my home with cockroaches, I even sacrificed them to Odin.  It’s somehow more satisfying that way. Every Thursday, I squee with glee, because I know it’s Thorsday at Lockwood’s place.  I love all …

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Sep 20 2010

Volcanoes and Debris Flows and Experts, Oh My!

Pop quiz: name Washington’s five major volcanoes.  No peeking at teh intertoobz!  I’ll give ye some photos to jolly your memories along: Courtesy of Eric’s Base Camp Courtesy of Wikimedia Give up?  Then jump below for the answers – and some more volcano-landslide-expert goodness. Bet you got at least the first four – Mount Baker, …

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Sep 19 2010

Geoblogosphere Samplings

Yes, yes, I know most of you have probably read these already, but these selections will be new to some of you, and that’s all the excuse I need. Brian Romans wrote up the geology of Point Reyes National Seashore, complete with lovely pictures.  And for those who can never get enough pictures of sedimentary …

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Sep 19 2010

Quote o’ the Day

Courtesy of Cujo: The light we’re seeing from this nebula today started out its journey when Babylon was just getting started. Nearly all of our history has happened since. I’ve said it before, but if you need to believe in some deity to be awed by this universe, you don’t know very much about it. …

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Sep 19 2010

Accretionary Wedges

The geologically inclined among ye have got a couple of very important deadlines coming up!  First is September’s Accretionary Wedge, to be hosted at Outside the Interzone: …the topic I settled on is “What is the most important geological experience you’ve had?” The key word there is “important,” and the real task is going to …

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Sep 18 2010

Gone, But Haven’t Forgotten Ye

Whelp, my darlings, I’m off to get packed and see more outstanding Oregon geology.  Lockwood‘s taking us field tripping.  But just because I’m out doesn’t mean the cantina’s closed.  No, I’ve pre-loaded some posts for ye.  More precisely, other bloggers have provided content, and I’ve engaged in some link love, for the most part. Due …

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Sep 18 2010

Jerry Coyne’s Traveling Cats

Love cats, love science, really love a scientist who loves cats!  Jerry Coyne’s had a felid road show this week.  We’re talking about a man who carries a box of cat food around with him for teh kittehs.  He’s got lots of travel photos with kittehs! U can see dem in Greece: And Istanbul: And …

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Sep 17 2010

Dumbfuckery du Jour

The reasons for a special Friday Dumbfuckery are two.  Firstly, I’ll be abandoning all you all for Oregon, which means no fresh pollyticks till Wednesday at the earliest.  Secondly, and most importantly, both of the following items made me pound my desk with mirth.  So I figured you should enjoy yourselves as well. Firstly, please …

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