Monthly Archives: May 2009

Life is what happens to you (by George Carlin?)

The title is not mine but attributed to George Carlin. It was the subject of a chain email that a friend sent me. The email ended: And if you don’t send this to at least 8 people – who cares? … Continue reading

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A Good Man in Bolzano

A couple of weeks ago we were in Bolzano, in the Italian Alps. Wandering around the city I was caught up in taking snapshots, including this one of a man engrossed with his laptop. The image is not one of … Continue reading

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Italian Frolic

We returned from a much needed vacation in Northern Italy this past weekend. Flying into Geneva from San Francisco we arrived at 08:30 am. We took a train to the Swiss/italian border near Brig; and by bus, more train and … Continue reading

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Ciao Bimba

I think of myself as a bimbo – one who specializes in bimrocks (block-in-matrix rocks).¬†For several years I proudly wore the PhD Graduation T-shirt that Jim Falls, CEG gave me in 1994, emblazoned with his word “bimbeau“, a more elegant … Continue reading

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Being Bilbo

While lecturing in Phoenix I met Randy Post, editor-in-chief of the GeoPrac.net website. GeoPrac is a superb portal for geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and our ilk, which is why I have provided a link to it on my site.

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Taking a Long Breath

I have not written on the site for weeks. Which feels like I am letting myself down, given that few people even know I have a website, let alone read my scribbles. But I have been very distracted – mostly … Continue reading

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