A young man in a faraway dominion of my life told me the other day that this website was full of my “self-elations”. Although puzzled at his choice of words, I did not correct him, since I think I knew what he was trying to say. Because the tang of his words was bitter, I assumed…
Presentations and lectures
Jahns Jottings/Numerical Analysis
With my Jahns Jahr (October 2008-October 2009) as the Richard H. Jahns Lecturer in Engineering Geology now ended I offer a few Jahns jottings – some statistics and final thoughts. (If you care to ramble through a tangle of more Jahns-related stuff on this website then do so at your peril by clicking here…)
I Saved the Last Jahns for Me
On Wednesday, October 21, I presented my last Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecture in Engineering Geology to the Geoengineering Group at the University of California at Berkeley.
Nothing of Any Import
My dear friend Margaret G~ and I chatted this week. She told me “Nothing of any import” was going on in her life. I was touched by those words: something is going on in her life, even if only during the brief time we were chatting. The interlude of energetic, intelligent conversation with her was,…