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...

Two turntables, Steve and Kate.

Two turntables, Steve and Kate.

Kate and I had a blast last night. Finally some time to play, and we spun records until the wee hours. And then goofed off all day today (including making this video from still photos.) It’s been a long time. Not sure how well this Blogger video works,...

Pre-Christmas Carbondale Saturday fun.

Pre-Christmas Carbondale Saturday fun.

Aside from work on my grant proposal, we hiked around the big Cedar Lake dam structures south of Carbondale with Kate’s sister’s family and the amazing Karen Renzaglia, lichen and fern expert. We had a blast and here are photos (and dumb Forest Service...

A magic day.  Our house and family history.

A magic day. Our house and family history.

Kate and I had a magic day. We had a rare couple of days off together, and began to rearrange and clean some parts of the house. That grew into serious karmic purging of stuff. And doing things we super-busy people rarely do, like looking at family photos. Kate...