Touching history.

Just a short one – I’m still alive, I swear. School just started, which is very exciting. I’m taking Mineralogy, which thus far has been a very exciting class. We’re doing “Adopt a mineral” where we pick out a mineral at the start of class, and write a paper about it at the end. Mine ...

Polar Wandering

No, it’s not about poor explorers wandering across a featurless plain of snow, searching for the South Pole so they can have bragging rights to go with their frostbite when they get home. I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while, just because it’s so cool! It starts out very simply. There’s a ...

Cleveland Volcano Ash Plume

Wow, things are busy busy! This is what I get for deciding to take both Chem I and Calculus I in the summer. Oh well, if I manage to survive the next two months, I’ll be in good shape. I wanted to share this, though, because the picture is just so cool! Ash Plume from ...

The Yellowstone "Super Volcano"

Giant things that explode! It doesn’t get better than this. The Discovery Channel has a great article about the magma plume under the Yellowstone Caldera. This is some way, way cool stuff for several reasons, but let’s start with the basics. I love volcanoes. So far, they are my number one favorite thing in geology. ...