I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Independence Day weekend. The fireworks, fun games, and grilling are all fun; however we should always remember what the date means. The spirited entrepreneurs of the 13 Colonies cast aside a currency system that incurred debt and taxation without limits. They defied a King and governing body which applied laws but rarely followed them. And they took up arms for the ultimate goal of controlling their own individual lives, communities, and destinies. They won and a nation was born.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions from folks with private wells who are not hydrogeology types. They are curious about various aspects of groundwater, wells, and pumps. So I’m going to try and post up some useful knowledge for them. This week will be a bit of crunch all around though due to the holiday weekend, some business closings, and other obligations.
July 3, 2010 Raleigh Fireworks – photo by J. Sents
Howdy. I just wanted to give a plug to the American Institute of Professional Geologists. They are holding a conference in Lexington, Kentucky on August 7, 2010 titled:
Overview of Contaminated Site Investigation and Remediation
Obviously, this conference is geared toward an audience of your more hardcore geologists as well as those involved with soil and groundwater remediation and remediation technologies.
Yes. Yes. The conference certainly falls on a Saturday; however, it’s really inexpensive. Additionally, being on a Saturday really takes any business [or billable] conflicts out of the equation. Judging by the schedule it looks like this is going to be a pretty cool conference. Personally, I like this kind of situation as it’s very tactical… get in – get a big download of information – and bug out. No fuss. No muss.
I’m thinking about scooting right at the 5 p.m. closing. I spoke with someone today who told me that around the city of Lexington it’s all very beautiful horse farms. That means great photography material right there! Plus, the World Equestrian Games 2010 is being held at Kentucky Horse Park from late-September to early-October. The World Equestrian Games are, how should I put this? GINORMOUS!?!?! So . . . → Read More: AIPG – Kentucky Conference