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Today's Earth Science Picture of the Day is a fantastic montage of the recent lunar eclipse, from fully illuminated to fully eclipsed & back again.  

#bloodmoon     #EPoD    
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Now THAT is some incredible geology.
 
Every now and then we are fortunate enough to come across some amazing exposure. Having got thoroughly lost we stumbled across this recumbent fold with fantastically displayed 'm' folds. Closer inspection reveals 's' folds, 'z' folds and parasitic folds. Our structural geologist had a wonderful time. 
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Forbes has a piece on the 15 most valuable college majors - any surprise that the vast majority (13/15) are in the STEM fields?  Not at all.  Study science & math, kids!  Geology ranked in at #7, not bad at all!  
Ranked by starting pay, career salary growth and job opportunities, these college majors are most worth your time and money.
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Question about photos: Can you use G+/PicasaWeb as a photo storage location and link to a photo from another site?  that is, can I use src="..." html code and refer to a photo in my G+ photos using the direct link option, and have it show up on another website?   
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One thing to note....you can be denied from linking to images on websites through their .htaccess file. Links to outside sites uses their bandwidth.
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Fantastic.  The island has doubled in size in the past several months.  
 
“New” Pacific Island Consumes Its Neighbor

In the western Pacific Ocean, a new volcanic island that formed in the shadow of Nishino-shima has merged with it. The island has doubled in size as the eruption continues. Read more at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=83447&src=googleplus
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That so cool!
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Photo of a phenomenal anticline-syncline pair from Vermont, with vertical bedding in the center.  

Someone needs to +Gigapan this thing, if it hasn't already been done!  +Ron Schott ?  

Pic by Matt Manon (Union College).  
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I think I'll be moving to central NY in a few months... I'll bookmark this.
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Geo students measuring compass bearings at the park for today's lab.  The compass mirrors giving nice reflections.  Blame #autoenhance  for the ridiculously pink sky.  

#selfie
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You must be soooo proud!
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Big eruption in Ecuador yesterday. Incredible shots of this stratovolcano in action. 
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Flying into Quito is most exciting.  It is surrounded by all these volcanoes, and the banking is like avoiding missiles. 
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L (2), pointing to a stuffed animal toy: "Mama, is this monkey?"  
D, glancing casually at it: "yep"
L, turning it over to reveal it has no tail: "Nope, it is Ape!"  

Thanks to Veggietales, my 2-year old can distinguish between primates.  

#DadLife     #SillySongsWithLarry   
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As far as gushing goes, puppies are a lot less trouble down the road.  :)
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Left-lateral ductile shear feldspar clasts overprinted by brittle faults.  Really cool image!  
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  • Olivet Nazarene University
    Prof. of Geoscience, 2004 - present
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I'm a Professor of Geoscience at Olivet Nazarene University.  I'm a big fan of hiking, camping, & other outdoor activities.  I'm also into technology, culture, politics, psychology, sociology, education, the interaction of religious faith with the above, music, games with friends, cooking, yadayada.  

On Google+, I post geology field photographs I have taken about once a week and give a brief explanation of what you are seeing from the eyes of a geologist.  These are kept in my album "Geology Field Photos".  I also write a blog about mineral resources & the environment & anything else geological I feel like called Earth-like Planet.  Circle me here on Google+ if those things sound of interest to you.  I am also the creator & a moderator for the newly established Geoscience Community here on G+, and I hope other geoscientists will join the discussions there.  

Professionally, I study the application of mineralogy, petrology, & geochemistry to the understanding of mountain belts and tectonic processes, specifically in the Southern Appalachians.  My students and I use the tools of geochronology and thermobarometry to establish P-T-t paths of metamorphic rocks, and thereby constrain the timing and rates of tectonic processes.  Our current, ongoing project focuses on information that can be obtained by emphasizing the study of rutile & other minerals in pelitic schists.  

I also study the best practices for improvements in education within the MPG (mineralogy, petrology, & geochemistry) disciplines, as well as geoscience for general education.  My work has focused on a complete redesigned the way I teach mineralogy with an emphasis on geologic context, as well as the way students relate upper level course work back to material and skills they learned in previous courses.  I'm also in the process of designing video tutorials for optical mineralogy, which I hope to begin publishing on the web in the next 6 months.  
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My rock garden has more garnet than yours. My dog's name is Xenolith. I married a girl who took Calculus for fun in college. I defended my dissertation on the Winter Solstice. I can solve a 3x3 rubics cube in about 2 minutes.
Education
  • University of Michigan
    PhD, Geology, 2000 - 2005
  • Vanderbilt University
    MS, Geology, 1998 - 2000
  • Olivet Nazarene University
    BS, Geology, 1992 - 1996
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The girls loved it! The rides, the movie, the Chicago display, the jungle expedition, & the play area were big hits with our kids!
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wife & I enjoyed the lighthouse cruise. Interesting stories, and I got to help hoist the mizzen sail, which was pretty epic. It would be nice if more of the crew were dressed the part and got into the entertainment, but the solo story teller is an entertaining guy. Got a great discount on tickets through one of those internet deals. Parking at Navy Pier, however, is really expensive if all you are doing is a 75 minute boat ride ($21 flat rate), so I would recommend spending more time there and getting more for your parking money.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Fantastic park for kids to play. I wish we had a playground this nice in our home town! Great place to stop on a long road trip to let the kids take a break from the car and run around.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The building this place is in is super cool; this place could have a really awesome atmosphere as a great hangout joint. But..... the food was definitely less than I was hoping for. Went for the lunch buffet, and it's not nearly as good as the numerous other pizza lunch buffets around town. The service was wonderful and the patio seating is really nice too on a sunny day. But I can't say I'd go back; the food just wasn't that great. Google says I'm giving it 3/5 stars, but I'd really put it more at 2/5 overall. Decor & Service being great just don't make up for the actual reason you go to a restaurant - the food!
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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The meat here is amazingly delicious, and my wife & I completely enjoyed our super tasty pulled pork sandwiches. Service was great. The atmosphere is bar-like, and not necessarily kid-friendly. The prices on the main items are quite reasonable but side items & appetizers are fairly expensive.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Great park for travelers to take a break with the kids. Amazing Castle Playground for the kids, lots of shade, covered tables, gazebos, flush toilets, and right off the interstate. Perfect place to pull over for a while on a long road trip to let everyone stretch their legs.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Saw this place on triple D and it does not disappoint! Amazing. The chifrijo appetizer is a must.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago