Saturday, September 4, 2010

Call for Posts, AW 27: Important Geological Experiences

I'll go ahead and pick up the ball for the next Accretionary Wedge, and after thinking about it for a bit, the topic I settled on is "What is the most important geological experience you've had?" The key word there is "important," and the real task is going to be figuring out what that means for you. It may (or may not) be something that led you to the discipline (Note that August 2009's AW was "Inspiration," what inspired us to get into geology, and this isn't really intended to be a repeat of that, though for some, it might be.), or a class, or a work experience, or a field experience. It might have been a puzzle or problem solved, or job landed, a degree completed. Perhaps it was something else entirely. It could have been an awful, disastrous experience from which you learned an important lesson. Maybe it's still in your future- something you're looking forward to. Additionally, explain why it was important. Was it something you'd recommend to others?

I'd like to get this up by the end of the month, which I think falls on a Thursday. So let's aim at getting submissions by Monday, Sept. 27- though as usual, late submissions will likely get picked up and rolled in at some point. Have fun, and I hope to hear from you. Leave links to posts either here or at The Accretionary Wedge, where this was originally posted.

And of course, if you have an idea for a wedge and/or would like to host, October and later are open for volunteers!

14 comments:

steve coy said...

I have a candidate, a twofer: a young French friend of ours was in Chile with her boyfriend (now husband) when the recent big earthquake struck, staying in the same beach resort where some of the most dramatic photos were taken, and then, a couple weeks later, she was in Paris when the volcano in Iceland blew its up,and as a result she was one of many left stranded, unable to return home, because of the volcanic ash. Personally, it makes me a little nervous that she's now living in Albuquerque, close to me and mine, and close to the Valles Caldera...

Dana Hunter said...

Here is mah contribution.

Silver Fox said...

Here's mine.

Silver Fox said...

Here's mine: http://highway8a.blogspot.com/2010/09/seeking-exposure.html

Anne Jefferson said...

Of course I picked a flood: http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2010/09/flood-in-the-middle-of-australias-outback/ The hard part was deciding which one.

Geology Happens said...

Lockwood, here is mine: http://geologyhappens.blogspot.com/2010/09/aw-27-what-is-most-important-geological.html

thanks for doing this

Michael said...

Lockwood - here we go:

http://throughthesandglass.typepad.com/through_the_sandglass/2010/09/important-geological-experiences-an-innocent-abroad.html

Thanks for the inspiration

Michael said...

Hi Lockwood - I thought that I'd posted my contribution here, but, since it doesn't show up at the moment, here it is again:

http://throughthesandglass.typepad.com/through_the_sandglass/2010/09/important-geological-experiences-an-innocent-abroad.html

Lockwood said...

Thanks to all who have contributed. I just figured out how to get to the moderation page. Blogger has been stowing comments and not notifying me about them, which is why some of your comments have not been showing up.

David Bressan said...

Here we go:

http://historyofgeology.blogspot.com/2010/09/aw-27-what-is-most-important-geological.html

Hypocentre said...

I finally got round to writing mine up. Another innocent abroad one in a way. It can found here.

Dr. Jerque said...

I made it just in the nick of time:

http://geofroth.posterous.com/accretionary-wedge-27an-okie-heads-north-and

Garry Hayes said...

I only operate under deadlines. Here's mine at 11:55: http://geotripper.blogspot.com/2010/09/important-geological-experiences.html

Maitri said...

Hi there, Lockwood. Here's my entry:
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