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Mark Puckett
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It ain't happening...
...I am still not running.  The tendons behind the knee continue to debilitate me.  I have really taken it easy the last three days, and it feels better, which means there awaits a big chore to complete.  In this case, that chore is moving the remaining hea...
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"It's Floodin' Down in Texas..."
So opens the lines to the "Texas Flood", a song written by Larry Davis in 1958 and made really famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan some 25 years later (you can watch a live performance here ). We endured the flooding, losing Pam's car about 100 yards (~ 100 m) fro...
So opens the lines to the "Texas Flood", a song written by Larry Davis in 1958 and made really famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan some 25 years later (you can watch a live performance here). We endured the flooding, losing Pam's...
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Terra, Flora, and a Salad (but not necessarily in that order)
The lawn continues to thicken in places, and in other places, it is trying to take hold.  Leveling is still a challenge, and over-seeding is still taking place.  Raking rocks has become the "dread-but-must-do" task, and the simple pleasure of mowing yet abi...
The lawn continues to thicken in places, and in other places, it is trying to take hold. Leveling is still a challenge, and over-seeding is still taking place. Raking rocks has become the "dread-but-must-do" task, and the s...
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Doing more...
Yes, I am north of 55 in age, but I also know what feeling 'normal' is for me.  As I mentioned earlier, I have been going through a series of 'body issues" for quite some time, years, if measured properly.  Little by little I have conquered or managed some,...
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Yes, I read the black pepper absorption tip as well and have applied it.  The biggest thing I have done is get my sleep issues identified and managed -- I realized I had not had deep sleep cycles for 3-4 years.  As you know, the deep sleep cycles are when the body gets busy repairing itself, and may be one of the reasons my running did not progress as well as expected.  It has only been six months since I began my new sleep regime (CPAP), and I was advised it would take at least that long before I would notice metabolic improvement.

Combining all of the above and getting this back-of-the-knee injury repaired makes me all the more excited to get back to running.
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Grapevines and other Wild Things...
As you have seen from recent pictures, we are landscaping immediately adjacent to the house.  The reason for this is two-fold: 1) we need to protect the foundation from erosion and excessive moisture, 2) aesthetics.  And I might add, in that order.  A good ...
As you have seen from recent pictures, we are landscaping immediately adjacent to the house. The reason for this is two-fold: 1) we need to protect the foundation from erosion and excessive moisture, 2) aesthetics. And I mi...
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We knew water/rain runoff would be a challenge, as our property (in Waller County, Texas #houstonflood) dips at about 1.5 degrees. The road is about 10 feet (3 meters) higher than our foundation, so when the house construction was completed, we had to design and implement a runoff plan. We have had no issue with water reaching the house, and are grateful...
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Wow. Glad all is well...im in south texas and this storm totally went around us. 
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About the time you feel you are ready to go again...
...something happens to remind you that you are not quite ready. Yes, it has been awhile since I posted.  I have been busy being my own one-man  landscaping squad.  It is a good physical test, actually.  I spend a few hours each day (according to my Vivofit...
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Landscaping, Three Weeks Later...
I could not believe it had been three weeks since I posted!  What is wrong with me?  Oh yeah, I've been busy with nurturing the landscaping, among other things. I looked at my American Express (AX) bill from the last month, which includes the last three wee...
I could not believe it had been three weeks since I posted! What is wrong with me? Oh yeah, I've been busy with nurturing the landscaping, among other things. I looked at my American Express (AX) bill from the last month...
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Friday update
Well, it is Friday, and we have survived the "gully-washer" rains of this week (~seven inches, 18 cm).  The nice thing about the rains is that it keeps me off the steeper slopes, away from bad footing, and away from lifting awkwardly-shaped objects -- all b...
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The challenge of feeling better, but knowing you are not healed
I have five acres, heavily wooded.  We built our dream house on it, more forward in the property plat.  We have identified over a dozen varieties of trees, half of which are different oaks.  Our woods are thick, yet I want us to use all the property without...
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I am a geophysicist.
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All modes and expressions of borehole seismic acquisition, measurements, processing, and interpretation.
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    2015 - present
  • Schlumberger
    Wireline Geophysics Domain Leader, 1980 - 2015
    Global oversight in business development, engineering and research for the geophysics domain of Schlumberger's Wireline segment. Retired from Schlumberger 30 January 2015.
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky - Grand Junction, Colorado - Evanston, Wyoming - Wichita, Kansas - Oklahoma City, OK - Houston, Texas - Sceaux, France
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Husband, father, Kentuckian, Texan, scientist, adventurer, runner, musician, teacher, student, blogger ...sinner redeemed by Jesus Christ.
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Hobbies include music, both listening and playing.  I only play the guitar, but dabble in the genres of classical, Latin, blues, rock, and beginning to study jazz.  I like to run, an activity I hope to maintain the rest of my life.  I like to blog, and cover a variety of subjects.  I enjoy cooking, though my repertoire is limited to a few main courses and salads. 
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    Electrical Engineering, 1975 - 1980
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