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Mar 07 2012

My MacLargeHuge Geo Post Now Up on the Scientific American Guest Blog!

Yep. That’s me, (dis)gracing the electronic pages of Scientific American with a guest post: “ “Mélange et Trois”. The super-sekrit project is sekrit no more.

I’m sorry I was so coy about it, but it was one of those things where you don’t want to make the announcement until it’s actually happened just in case. It wasn’t quite superstition, more like, “I can’t believe this is happening until I see it go live. Then I’ll know I wasn’t just dreaming the whole thing, or experiencing a reading comprehension epic fail.”

Mais non, there it is.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am. I’m deeply grateful to Bora for giving me this opportunity, and representing my beloved geology on Scientific America’s site is fantastic beyond words. But I’d never have gotten here if it wasn’t for my geos. Those folks in the geoblogosphere who claimed me as one of their own made this happen. Bora, who is blogfather to so many and gave me early encouragement by picking up the Carnival of the Elitist Bastards on its maiden and subsequent voyages, made this happen. The folks on FreethoughtBlogs who brought me on made this happen. You, my dear readers, made this happen. Because without all of you – the geobloggers, blogfather Bora, my fellow FreethoughtBloggers, and the people who actually read this blog – things like doing up maclargehuge guest posts for Scientific American just aren’t possible.

¡Muchas gracias!

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  1. 1
    Suzanne

    woohoo dana! i’m so forking jazzed — so excited for you. well done and congratulations

  2. 2
    BinJabreel

    Also, doublepoints for the MST:3k quote in the title.

  3. 3
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Awesome! I’m goin’ there right now! W00t!

  4. 4
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    That was great! Particularly since you very creatively packed a lot of information into a relatively short article. Way to write, Dana.

  5. 5
    Lyle

    Excellent piece, but I do have one slight comment. Az did have all that subduction stuff going on its only that it happened over 1.4 billion or so years ago. The Vishnu schist is as contorted as anything in Wa. Or in the pre cambrian further south near the edge of the plateau. So its better to put it as in Az mother nature has hidden her collision handywork, all be it not as throughtly as in the mid west.

    1. 5.1
      Cujo359

      The Vishnu schist is as contorted as anything in Wa.

      Yes, but ours is fresher.

  6. 6
    susanvan sant

    YAY! Scooted right on over to read it. ::happy dance:: Love your writing.

  7. 7
    Cujo359

    Love the article. It’s slowly dawning on me why the rock layers look so jumbled up around here.

  8. 8
    nahant

    Congratulations of getting published online b Scientific American Dana! That is my fav magazine.. And your article is great, learned something new…

  9. 9
    Ann

    Wow!! Scientific America – Congratulations. -You’ve made it into the big times. I’ve always enjoyed reading your posts so much and now its so great for others to be able to discover your writing too. I hope this is the first of many more guest posts.

  10. 10
    starspider

    … I AM SO PROUD OF YOU.

  11. 11
    bodach

    Very well done, love reading about the NW nooks and crannies.
    Do you ever lead local readers on clever weekend hikes and stuff like that?

  12. 12
    Eugene Hill

    congratulations… i guess you are now “official”…
    bask in the well earned glory, the fame, the scientificness
    (i loves to make up words) of your new reality… the doors
    shall be beaten down… the swords beaten into rock hammers!

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