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After the Surge: A Day on the North Anna River

The river was still falling at midnight, yet I went to bed confident that the North Anna River would be on the rise by

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

Searching for Hylas

We are deep into the spring semester and my teaching/administrative duties are gobbling up most of my weekdays and nights.   There is hardly a