Gravel roads, NSF, dumpster diving, IGERT students.

Gravel roads, NSF, dumpster diving, IGERT students.

A few photos from today’s work. Little River Research & Design is on a roll.  Like the kind I remember on gravel roads in Arkansas way back, mostly great fun but with seriously unpleasant jolts. Bumps like a rejection from NSF last week. And very cool stuff...

Missouri’s Current River.

Missouri’s Current River.

  I’m always surprised how few geomorph types know the Current River in the Missouri Ozarks. Kate and I are finishing a short working trip there. This photo shows me with a project I designed in 1994 at Big Spring. This National Park Service site has a rich...

The Dalai Lama and Missouri Stream Teams.

The Dalai Lama and Missouri Stream Teams.

This week Kate and I traveled to Bloomington, Indiana to take some time off in that beautiful university town (maybe the coolest place ever if you’re into architectural limestone) and hear the Dalai Lama speak.  He’s an amazing, inspirational man, and it...

Little River rides the economic roller coaster.

Little River rides the economic roller coaster.

Or better, the bobsled.  This figure is from a recent report by the National Federation of Independent Business (via Andrew Sullivan’s blog and the Economist). With strong encouragement and financial support from my wife Kate, I expanded Little River Research...

Minnesota geomorphology trip, part two.

Minnesota geomorphology trip, part two.

After visiting the St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, Kate and I met with Peder Thompson, who develops exhibits for the Science Museum of Minnesota.  Peder has done some amazing exhibits on hydraulics, hydrology, and atmospheric phenomenon for SMM, perhaps the...