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Rosetta Stones

Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

Interlude: "Lateral Blasts of Great Force"

Interlude: "Lateral Blasts of Great Force"

One of the most surprising aspects of the May 18th eruption of Mount St. Helens was the devastating lateral blast that ravaged such a large area. We'll be spending the next few posts on that subject.

November 8, 2012 — Dana Hunter
Learning the Language of Rivers II: The Basics

Learning the Language of Rivers II: The Basics

This post was originally published at En Tequila Es Verdad. For those who haven’t yet seen it – enjoy! ***The Marys River at Avery Park had me staring in incomprehension like a kid on the first day of a foreign language class.

November 6, 2012 — Dana Hunter
"Nothing Lasts, Eternal"

"Nothing Lasts, Eternal"

This month's Accretionary Wedge is all about geopoetry, and you'd think that an SF writer who's got a story that's about a poetry war could pull something off.

November 3, 2012 — Dana Hunter
An Excellent Point About Uniformitarianism

An Excellent Point About Uniformitarianism

During costume-making madness, I've been listening to a lot of lectures. Might as well improve your mind whilst preparing for Halloween, eh?One of the lectures I've listened to is Dr.

October 31, 2012 — Dana Hunter
Learning the Language of Rivers I: A History of Confusion

Learning the Language of Rivers I: A History of Confusion

(I was an idiot and told a coworker I'd make his costume. I haven't got a sewing machine, and hand-stitching takes forever . But it will be epic. Unfortunately, sewing (among other things) means that I haven't finished research for our next Cataclysm post.

October 25, 2012 — Dana Hunter
Dave Crockett's Narrow Escape

Dave Crockett's Narrow Escape

One of the eeriest things I've ever seen is the video shot by KOMO News reporter Dave Crockett on May 18th, 1980. He was just 28 years old. Something woke him before dawn that Sunday morning, telling him this was the day to be there.

October 4, 2012 — Dana Hunter
Prelude to a Catastrophe: The Complete Lexicon

Prelude to a Catastrophe: The Complete Lexicon

Summer rather got a bit in the way of blogging for a bit there. We on the west side of the Cascades don't get much: generally just two or three months of reliable sunshine before the rains come again.

September 30, 2012 — Dana Hunter
A Few Questions About Comments

A Few Questions About Comments

One of the things I've noticed about Rosetta Stones is that not as many people comment here as on En Tequila Es Verdad. Now, in order to plan what sort of things we end up doing here, I've created a wee bit o' a survey to find out what you think about commenting here.

September 24, 2012 — Dana Hunter

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