September 23, 2017

This week’s horrific and heartbreaking earthquake in Mexico is a reminder of the destructive power earthquakes can deliver.  It also comes on the heels of another earthquake in a different part of Mexico just two weeks before.

Relief map of Mexico. Credit: Carport, CC B...

Megan and I both travelled for our day jobs to areas of totality for the recent solar eclipse on August 21st (me to Charleston, SC and Megan to Sun Valley, ID).  Megan had a conference to work at and I had a talk to give. The eclipse affected both of us profoundly.  Ou...

October 10, 2015

Social media can be a funny thing. On a Friday evening during a break of my son's soccer practice, I decided to look at Facebook. The first post was about an open letter from a male engineering student who acknowledged the difficulties his female counterparts most like...

September 7, 2015


Sometimes I feel guilty for not donating my whole paycheck to NPR. That’s because I always learn about what’s going on and get exposed to new ideas and people just by listening (even if I’m washing dishes at the same time).


Today was one of those days that I heard a...

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