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Wadi Bani Ghafir at Sidaq Gorge – Water versus Rock in Oman

In January I had the good fortune of visiting Oman to explore the country’s magnificent geology.  November 18th is Oman’s National Day and in this

Past Failure Drives Future Excellence

Imagine you are a gatekeeper of opportunity, whether that be a manager of some kind, an administrator who decides which applicants attend your program

Here & Now

The other day, I received a strange request on Facebook: a friend had invited me to like a fan page for…himself? It’s early November,

#tbt: My Quest to be the Ideaman

A quick note: In honor of #throwbackThursdays, I am posting my college application essay as I’ve now come to the half point in my

Field Methods 2014: Put Your Hiney in the Piney

When many of my academic colleagues (both at W&M and further afield) learn that I write a blog it is commonly followed by an

Welcome to Washington

If you had told me that I would get to have frozen yogurt with a former ambassador on my first day at the Middle

10 Unconventional Things I Love about William & Mary

While everyone has heard about the fantastic walk through the Wren Building at Convocation, our amazingly knowledgeable and helpful professors, and the feeling of true community

The Department that Floats Together…

The latest addition of the Geology departmental field trip rolled out of Williamsburg last Friday and then floated down the James River on Saturday. 

SNOMI – The Summer Nighttime Outdoor Misery Index

During the summer academic geologists commonly spend time in the field doing research; it’s one of the great things about studying the Earth.  I’m