Wanderlusting the Moppin Complex

Wanderlusting the Moppin Complex

This is the oldest rock I’ve visited in New Mexico; twice now. I was hoping third time would be the charm. So Saturday I loaded up and headed the Wandermobile north to the Tusas Mountains again. My goal was to try to find pillow lava structure in the Moppin Complex...Read more

Critters

The fish tank is coming along nicely. I do have one female Boesmanii rainbowfish that has been ailing. The girlbow had a few nibbles yesterday, though, and seems to be more getting better than worse. But she’s a relatively old fish. Angel is getting to be a very old cat....Read more

Father’s Day

Gifts. Dinner. In the case of the jar of spirulina, this is a nontrivial but important distinction. The spirulina is to feed the crustacean culture I was just given, not to feed me. My dinner is roast beef tip (delicious!) and sugar-free cherry pie with sugar-free whipped cream (also delicious!)...Read more
Wanderlusting the Picuris Mountains

Wanderlusting the Picuris Mountains

Yesterday was the summer solstice and the weather was gorgeous. I have a relatively newly published road log with places to visit in the Picuris Mountains. I think you can anticipate what followed. I got a good night’s sleep, then packed up supplies (backpack with lunch, water, hammer, bug spray,...Read more

San Gregorio Reservoir

Yesterday I went with Gary and Alden Stradling and his family to hike to San Gregorio Reservoir. As is often the case when I’m with Alden, we had so much fun talking that I didn’t get a lot of photographs. Still: The place was a madhouse. (A madhouse.) With few...Read more
He wanders here, he wanders there

He wanders here, he wanders there

Friday I had another appointment with the neurosurgeon. I’ll describe the latest at the end of the post, for those interested in more than just the science. This meant a trip to Albuquerque, so it seemed reasonable to visit some geology on the drive back. My appointment was over a...Read more
Wanderlusting the Tusas

Wanderlusting the Tusas

The weather has been beautiful, and with a long weekend coming up, I invited my friend, Gary Stradling, to go with me to look at some of the oldest rocks in New Mexico. These belong to the Moppin Complex. This is a highly deformed mass of rock exposed in the...Read more

Our modern world

Well, flabber my gast. There is a Thai Palace in Alluitsup Paa, Greenland. I am fond of rural areas, with their local eccentricities, but I also like being able to order Tibetan food in Gunniston, Colorado. I hope we can eventually strike the right balance between particularism and cosmopolitanism. And...Read more