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Monday, 20 July 2015
The Lost Coast of Northern California
If you've been following my blogs for the last few weeks, then you know I've been on the road in the Pacific Northwest. I'm not quite home yet, but I'm headed that way soon, and I've realized that there has been a convergence of events that are leading to my next blog series. I've decided to call it "Vagabonding on Dangerous Ground".
Mono Lake is a special place, home to spiraling tufa towers and extremophile bacteria that can breathe metals. But the California lake, like so many other water bodies in the[...]
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Thunderstorm near Bandelier National Monument
No, it's not a volcanic eruption, but with the light show that followed that evening, it might as well have been. We were in the high desert of New Mexico at Bandelier National Monument, and the monsoons had arrived early. The lightning flashed every second or two for hours that night. It was magical.
Joshua Trees outside of Rainbow
Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home from Novare Science and Math has a cover! Filed under: Geology, Old-Earth creationism, Science Education Tagged: Christian education, Earth Science, Middle School,
Lots of individuals like the suggestion of washroom style that highlights nature. TV advertising shows a person cleaning hair or showering under an excellent falls, and also it strikes home within us. Nature is, to lots of people, connected to ideas of tidiness. Tidy and also green. A nature shower room style concentrates on this […]
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I highly recommend Novare Science and Math’s most recent newsletter, which highlights the question “Does Genesis 1 Demand Belief in a Young Earth?” My upcoming middle school textbook, “Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home” is being published by Novare, and will be available for the 2015-2016 school year. Filed under: Age of the Earth, Creation in the Bible, Creationism,
Don’t stick your hand in that shell! You don’t know who might be home. It could be a carnivorous snail or a “clawsome” crab. Take a look at our Texas state shell, the lightning whelk or left-handed whelk, which feeds … Continue reading
I’m home, my darlings. I’m so tired I’m about to faceplant into the keyboard, but I shall not sleep until I have posted some pictures for ye! We didn’t do all we meant to,...
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Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor who appeared in more than 250 films in over 36 years. At 16 he ran away from home and joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant elephant trainer, but left two years later, after being clawed by a leopard.
His career spanned the transition from silent movies to the talkies. He won an Academy award in
I’m still in Australia at the moment but will be home in a few days. I’m looking forward to writing up a few blog posts about some geological sights in Australia once I’m back home. For now, though, here’s a picture showing another beautiful example of sandstone in the Sydney area. This picture was taken at the Sydney Zoo. The red and orange colors are a result of iron oxidation.
I’m visiting Australia at the moment and will have a few blog posts to write up once I’m back at home. For now, though, here’s a sneak peek at some geology in Sydney. I took this picture close to Bondi Beach. There are some lovely exposures of sandstone outcrops near the
Every day I’m home, I’m surrounded by cats. The clowder is rarely more than a few feet away
Arrived safely in Argentina. Don't know why the world is so cruel? I leave town after 3 months at home and it snows like crazy on my lovely wife. Nary a flake while I was there to help her. Some would say it's a sign - stay home! I agree it's a sign. But it tells me - bring her with you!Here are some views of Buenos Aires in the dog days of summer.Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and serves as the New York, London, and Beijing of the country. But BA has trees. Sycamores to be exact. It [...]
Corsham Walking Festival 12th-14th JuneThe Walking Festival has two specific short Geological walks, led by Elizabeth Devon, one in Corsham and one in Box, looking at how the buildings in Corsham have been shaped by the beautiful stone quarried in the area, and how Box’s landscape reveals much about the geology that has shaped it.In addition, stone features large on the agenda for the walks; there are walks on Saturday and Sunday where an underground quarry explorer and guide, Martin [...]
Today is the 10-year-anniversary of the day I adopted Lola the cat. She’s been a faithful companion for a quarter of my life! Here’s the day it happened, as recorded in my 2005 calendar: Look at this historical document – Titanic opens; Malcolm Gladwell giving a talk; I was still doing woodcut block printing – and I was teaching structural geology at GMU then, too. Earlier in the same week,
Once a hard shelled animal dies it's shell often lies around on top of the muddy bottom until it gets buried. While it is exposed it provides a hard surface for many other encrusting animals that otherwise would not be able to establish themselves. Today I have two examples of trace fossils that were left on the interior surfaces of pelecypod shells from the Devonian aged Panther Mountain formation in NY.First up is this shell which may be an Actinodesma erectum or another species. It's hard to [...]
Today is Charles Darwin’s 206 birthday, and I crossed his path by accident last October in Falmouth, UK. Darwin left for London (and home) from a building in Portsmouth that still stands. It’s an HSBC Bank branch now, but on that Sunday in 1836, it was a coaching inn. You can see the historical marker on the corner of the building, and a closeup of it is below. Darwin would
My third day on JOIDES Resolution (JR), the ship, which will be my home for
the next two months. We are still at port and awaiting to receive necessary
clearance to leave the port. I have been on cruise before, but participating first time in an IODP expedition. I am very much
If you are thinking of brining a new canine friend home, one the questions that may be on your mind is: what is the right size and breed? To a great extent, a dog’s personality, behavior, and dietary and exercise requirements may be determined by its breed and size. Those who love the idea of