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Chuck Magee
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Geosonnet 47
For two times in a hundred million years The Earth froze solid, snowball world in space. The pitcher stretched, the batter’s frozen tears Held metazoan terror on his face. If frozen oceans struck for a third time, While animals were trying to evolve, Could ...

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Happy Thanksgiving
I am cooking a Thanksgiving feast again this year. Last year, I was in Japan, so I ate toxic fish with the nerve agents cut out by an overworked chef instead of cooking a Turkey.

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was at Grandma’s every year. We would play wi...

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Molten metal metamorphosis
The Australian Aluminium smelting industry is having a rough
time. Built to utilize electricity from Australian coal from the 1960’s through
the 1980’s, our smelters are ill equipped to deal with the migration of the
Aluminium industry to a rapidly industri...

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Blogular quiescence
Earlier this year, I left Australian Scientific Instruments to take a job as Senior SHRIMP Specialist at Geoscience Australia. In between those jobs, I pushed a couple of bottom drawer manuscripts out into journal submission. One has already been published ...

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Macbeth!
Macbeth is my favorite play. My favorite book. My favorite
collection of English words. The poetic beauty of the text, the directness of
the plot, the representations of madness, supernatural, and reality, and the
shear magnitude of the tragedy are what mak...

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Geosonnet 46
If decompression melting is enhanced When glacial loads are washed away by rain Then letting go the ice sheets that advanced Might wake volcanoes in an arc again. Unloading helps silicic lavas blow And then the magma chambers must recharge Desire for huge e...
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