Grandpa, can we go find fossils?

Little children are hard to resist when they make requests. I had hinted of adventure when I was talking to an adult about fossils. One of my friends handles heavy equipment and moves rock around. Because the earth is pretty much covered with sedimentary rock, he moves a lot of… Continue reading

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Water, Water, Was Everywhere

Sedimentary Surprise. The surprising thing is not where one finds sedimentary rock, but the fact that it is hard not to find it! It’s nearly everywhere, and it’s thick. I am currently in Western Missouri, where it is underlying nearly all the farm fields. It is on Mount Everest. It… Continue reading

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Mountain Tables and Frozen Sea Sands

The rich green Blue Ridge Mountains in early summer make magnificent forests. The canopies are thick with mature trees. Where it is dark, the ferns grow on the forest floor. Paths run through these mountains — from little off-shoot trails to the 2200 mile Appalachian Trail. So, we could not… Continue reading

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The Cry for Freedom

A Thoughtful Greeting to My Young Philippine Friends in Laguna: You just finished your Independence Day. It is an important mark. Your day recognizes freedom from Spain, who is now one of your friends. Our independence recognizes freedom from England, who is now one of our friends. Other nations celebrate… Continue reading

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