Want to go for a walk? I went on a walking tour of Charleston, South Carolina last week while there for a geology conference. Many of you know that Charleston was the unfortunate victim of a rather large earthquake back in the late 1800s. Led by Dr. Briget Doyle’s fill-in of the Geology Department from the College of Charleston, we walked around the southeastern portion of the Charleston Peninsula for an overview of the earthquake and an account of the structural damage recorded in the repair work still visible today.
I will say that I did not get a lot of one-on-one time with Dr. Doyle’s substitute guide. He was busy. The whole conference seemed to have an aura of “busy” about it. Or, maybe it was “running late”? I’m not sure. There was definitely the sense of a shortage of time the whole week with just about everyone. Regardless, I thought of you, my beloved readers and guests, and obtained enough digital photographs to fill about 3 DVDs. Not that I’m going to show that many here! More that there are plenty to choose from. So let’s go for a walk around town and I’ll try to do this . . . → Read More: Charleston Earthquake Photo Tour
Oh so much to do and in so little time. Isn’t that the way it always is? Getting ready to bounce down to Charleston, South Carolina to present a poster at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists [AEG]. The AEG is a pretty big group in the Carolinas. We boast either 1st or 2nd place in membership nation-wide. Check them out at the AEG website. They are mainly professionals, academics, and students, but you don’t have to be a member to go to quarterly dinners and presentation events [at least in the Carolinas Section anyhow]. Pretty cool.
As I mentioned above, I’m going to be presenting a poster. Posters are more my thing than full-blown presentations. Why? Because I like to converse with people. Poster sessions facilitate that much more than me yappin’ on stage for 30 minutes. Plus, I don’t have to deal with the typical laptop and projector problems often seen immediately following,
‘We’ve checked all this out. There’s no way it can go wrong.’
There was some back and forth between what I would be doing at the conference exactly as far as a poster or a presentation. We’ve settled on . . . → Read More: Annual Meeting of the AEG – Charleston