Monthly Archives: June 2010

Geopractitioner

I am a practising Geological Engineer with specializations in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology. But I choose to call myself and my new website Geopractitioner. Why?

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Unrealizations/shadowplay

Late evening shadowplay signals – come see – seductive presentness fleeting unreality

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as muted calm stills

Ripples babble spry too soon: freshet currents quiet as muted calm stills

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Ho Hum, Another Dirty Day in Paradise

I was based in Hawaii between 1979 and 1989. At the time there was a popular car bumper sticker showing a rainbow and the wacky observation: Ho Hum, Another Shitty Day in Paradise. That bumper phrase cracked me up then, … Continue reading

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Joking Around

I admire Foolishness ; I dislike practical jokes. But as a person with pretty flexible boundaries, I have been the butt of jokes and teasing most of my life. Most times I go along with being teased, unless it is … Continue reading

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Gulf Ebullition

The oil is not leaking from the ruptured Macondo blow-out;  neither is oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Leaking or spilling are such prissy little words for the horrible reality of 35,000 to 60,000 barrels … Continue reading

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Don’t Overthink

I have some mantras that I use in many personal and professional situations. You are welcome to use them too. I have added a new one: Don’t overthink. I added it because I tend to overthink, over-analyze, over-engineer, over-reason, over-whatever … Continue reading

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Last Carrot

I once loved a girl who loved a horse. Pasha, an Arabian, had travelled from California to Alberta to Hawaii with Cheri. She and Pasha were an item before me, during two husbands and sundry other men. Cheri and Pasha … Continue reading

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Schoolgirl Sirens

I was a teacher for short, busy bits of my life in Hawaii; a sort of Have Chalk, Will Travel mercenary. I taught English, Math, and Science as a contract/substitute teacher for all sizes of students: K thru Seniors – … Continue reading

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Pencil Sharpener?

I am working for a few days at a high tech firm populated by lots of engineers and scientists. Folk are so high tech so that low tech is likely banished. Or so it seems. I have spent an inordinate … Continue reading

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