Cara Bergscheider leaves LRRD.

Cara Bergscheider leaves LRRD.

In late January Cara Bergschneider left LRRD to work for the NRCS in southern Illinois.  We miss her very much.  She’s one of a kind. When I decided to expand LRRD from a home-based business in 2007, I knew I’d need an extraordinary person to handle a...

Jesse Riechman leaves LRRD.

Jesse Riechman leaves LRRD.

I hired Jesse Riechman as a prototyper in late summer of 2007 as LRRD outgrew my home office.  Jesse left us last November to become a full time grad student in SIUC’s Forestry program. Jesse had many skills, from fixing motorcycles to deftly dropping 250-pound...

Cameron Bencini joins LRRD.

Cameron Bencini joins LRRD.

Cameron Bencini had a great first day at LRRD as our new summer intern. Cameron just graduated from SIUC with a degree in civil engineering, and has been accepted in the graduate program there for the fall. Today he was clearly drawn to the Emriver Em2 model, and...

Thermoplastic sedimentology.

Thermoplastic sedimentology.

I’m pretty sure our work with plastic media will never end. I’ll be 90 years old and still messing with the vagaries of color, cost, shape, density, and size. Though we’ve talked to a lot of sedimentologists, it just now occurred to me that...

Dayna’s last day with us.

Dayna’s last day with us.

We had a nice potluck and traded some stories today to see Dayna off. She’s going to dedicate her time to, besides raising some fine kids, to a new nonprofit she’s founded. Called Foodworks, it will support local, sustainable food production, among other...