Weekend update.

Weekend update.

What an extraordinarily stormy year this has been. Here are spectacular clouds above our house in Carbondale yesterday. Kate and I arrived in Carbondale with the Em4 just in time to miss nearly 4 inches of rain that fell Wednesday evening in just a couple of hours....

The Em4 in Winona, Minnesota.

The Em4 in Winona, Minnesota.

I’m posting from a hotel in Janesville, WI. In the last two days Jesse and I’ve driven about 850 miles and successfully installed our first Emriver Em4 in the Science Learning Center, a stunning new building at Winona State University. This project had to...

We make history.  I’m not kidding.

We make history. I’m not kidding.

We made geomorphic history today. I’m not kidding. After years of thinking about it and months of research, testing, and working with suppliers, we mixed and ran water through our first color-coded batch of ground melamine plastic media. There are three sizes in...

Media research, flood chasing in St. Louis.

Media research, flood chasing in St. Louis.

Cara continued her work on our new color-sorted Em4 media, and we have a mix we like. We noticed it has the same hues as the spotty banana on the bench–yellow, light brown, dark brown. It looks nice, and we can’t wait to mix up a couple of hundred pounds...

Spring, bikes, and (big news) a standpipe.

Spring, bikes, and (big news) a standpipe.

Kate rode to work today with her Wike trailer. Here she is with JaJa in nice early morning light in front of our house. I came home today just in time to see our resident Cooper’s hawk kill a snake and take it to the nest just off to the right in this photo. How...