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Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

Learning the Language of Rivers III: The River Sings

I'll tell you the moment I realized I'm a raging ignoramus when it comes to rivers, and that I really needed to educate myself. It was when Lockwood and I were mooching about Avery Park.We'd just had a nice dabble down by the Marys River.Other rivers had compelled me with beauty, power, and drama, but those had been operas: you're so sated by the performance that you don't realize you didn't understand a bloody word...

November 21, 2012 — Dana Hunter

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

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"

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

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

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

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