October bonfire.

October bonfire.

Karen Renzaglia hosted another great harvest party with a visible-from-outer-space bonfire (last year’s). Here she is. Kate and I designed and launched a nice little fire raft onto the pond. We all had fun paddling out in the dark to replenish it. The West...

Steve the Fluvial Geomorphologist?

Steve the Fluvial Geomorphologist?

Not the same ring as Joe the Plumber, but Kate had a lot of fun playing it, and anyway I missed my chance to talk to Obama, who drew 100,000 in nearby St. Louis yesterday. I try to keep partisan politics off this blog, but we do talk about science here, and no matter...

95 mpg in Carbondale.

95 mpg in Carbondale.

Kate and I love living in Carbondale. So many good things in such a small town. We took our scooters to the farmer’s market Saturday morning. I’ve got a Stella, an Indian-made copy of an early 1970’s Vespa, with an updated engine. Kate has a Honda...

Kate and Steve in St. Louis.

Kate and Steve in St. Louis.

After Friday night’s big party at the City Museum (here a photo of the incredible architechtural exhibits), Kate and I enjoyed downtown St. Louis. Kate got her doctorate in pharmacy at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and she and I lived there together for a...

Beautiful spring Sunday, with two kinds of worms.

Beautiful spring Sunday, with two kinds of worms.

I went into work early and finished testing our valve and metering array for the Em4. It’s working, and at least conceptually finished. We may have figured out our media color scheme as well, we’ll see. Here’s the ugliest combination for fun. Spring...