Happy Valentine’s, Kate (and some geomorphology).

Happy Valentine’s, Kate (and some geomorphology).

Ten years ago today, Kate and I took our first float trip together on the Current River in the Missouri Ozarks. The Valentine’s Day thing was coincidental – we jumped on a good weather window. But we were on the verge of getting serious, and this trip...

Happy wife weekend (and snake eating story).

Happy wife weekend (and snake eating story).

We’ll see if Kate ever reads my blog. Today was beautiful in Carbondale–in the high 40’s, sunny. We took the dogs for a long walk this afternoon. When we got back Kate wrapped herself in blankets on the futon with dog, cat, and bread fresh from the...


A break from work in smoke-free Carbondale.

A break from work in smoke-free Carbondale.

More grant writing today, but I took a break with Kate at the Long Branch. Carbondale’s new smoking ban makes this place much nicer for us. Here’s Kate with Elaine, the manager, and paying the tab. I don’t have permission to name the young woman in...

A  fun sarcastic Carbondale Saturday.

A fun sarcastic Carbondale Saturday.

A gray, drizzly day in Carbondale. Here’s Kate with with Elaine, manager of the Long Branch. Which we’re now calling the “Wrong Branch” because we had fun being viscous, mean jokers today. We had so much fun I forgot to take pictures. We needed...