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Try to Remember

One of the great things about the W&M in Washington program is that I’m not that far away from William & Mary (heck, I’m still

Food for Thought

“In retrospect, it wasn’t the best idea to put Washington in the title,” our speaker told us last Friday. John Williamson, an economist, had

Books and Interns

Just a short walk from the W&M in Washington Office is the Middle East Institute. Located in a townhouse that dates to the 19th

“If You Spend Too Much Time Thinking About a Thing, You’ll Never Get It Done”

The title of this blog could not be more accurate.  I’ve spent a lot of time sitting at my computer wondering how in the

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

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

The Saddest Affair: A Geologic Perspective on the Battle of the Crater, U.S. Civil War

One hundred and fifty years ago this week a terrible and pernicious battle was fought at Petersburg, Virginia during the American Civil War. In

DC Summer Institute On Leadership & Community Engagement Comes To An End

This will be my final post about the DC Summer Institute on Leadership & Community Engagement.  It’s been an invaluable summer in Washington DC.