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
Arroyo del Cobre with friends

Arroyo del Cobre with friends

I was first introduced to this wonderful hike by Rick and Shari Kelley, along with many members of the Los Alamos Geological Society. It seems only fair to pass it along to my own friends, Gary and Alden Strading and their families. Gary at left, Alden and Dorothy and their...Read more

The wonders of modern medicine

My apologies, but this post has to begin with a sermon cum apology: Modern medicine has truly worked wonders. Our life expectancy is vastly improved over what it was 150 years ago, and we have an excellent chance of most of those being pretty good years. I, for one, am...Read more

Don’t hold back. Tell us what you really think.

From a fairly recent scientific paper: Despite this, G. and colleagues, in a series of abstracts …, continued to assign uppermost Chinle Group strata in the Ghost Ranch area to the Owl Rock Formation. Our reading of these abstracts and discussion with G. indicate that they are based on a...Read more
Rendija wanderlust

Rendija wanderlust

Today was just too beautiful a day not to do some hiking, particularly since I may soon be out of action for a while. (More on that later.) However, I’m still feeling just a bit peaked after my adventure in medical imaging last week. And with the quarantine still in...Read more

The modern Iron Maiden

This is another personal post, with possibly TMI for some, but demanded by friends and family. Don’t be embarrassed to skip it if you only come to my blog for the geeky science goodness. First, yes: Somehow I omitted The Seventh Seal from my list of movies to watch while...Read more
One-eye wanderlust

One-eye wanderlust

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day, starting out warm with hardly a cloud in the sky. It was just too good a day not to go hiking. I had postponed the annual Kent Is No Longer 29 wanderlust both because the weather was not great and because I could not...Read more
More geeky microscope fun

More geeky microscope fun

This is a hypotrich. It is a single-celled organism that looks for all the world like a little bug running back and forth on a dozen little legs. (As with most images at this site, you may click to enlarge.) It moves fast enough that it’s hard to get a...Read more