Flooding and science literacy.

Flooding and science literacy.

Our local Jackson County Mississippi peak looms. Highway 3 at Chester, my favorite route to St. Louis, will be closed. I like this quote from a NY Times blog interview with Kamyar Enshayan, a science educator in Iowa: Q. Why did the same practices that were blamed for...

Leaving the nest.

Leaving the nest.

On Friday, Jesse reminded me of George C. Scott in Patton. Barking orders to me and a helper from TREA, he managed to get four Emriver models and our first Em4 ready for delivery to Minnesota. I tried not to get in his way. Especially when he rolled three 250 pound...

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...

You want how many Emriver models?

You want how many Emriver models?

On this beautiful May day, to get away from serious work on St. Louis geomorphology, Em4 construction, Quicken 2008, and AutoCad, all of LRRD migrated to the Long Branch Coffeehouse for lunch. There we ran into my wife Kate and our great friend and collaborator Karen...

GSA in Indiana and City Museum in St. Louis.

GSA in Indiana and City Museum in St. Louis.

Lord I’m beat. What a week we had. A short summary of Thursday and Friday: Jesse went with Andrew Podoll (who’s also done some other interesting things), Harvey Henson and some SIUC Geology grad students to a regional GSA meeting in Evansville, Indiana....