October 19, 2011

Shoes shined, socks packed, phones charged; I think I have everything ready to go for my trip to the ASCE 2011 annual conference in Memphis. My flight leaves at 8:00 tomorrow morning, so it will be...
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July 18, 2011

My apologies to frequent readers for the long delay between posts. This has been an extremely busy summer for me - made more so by my adventures in fatherhood. ASCE also recently updated the blog...
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June 15, 2011

Advanced civilizations occupied North America long before European explorers reached American shores. Fascinating archaeological digs are taking place in the Heartland. I recently had the...
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June 6, 2011

We took advantage of the Memorial Day weekend to take our first vacation with our four-month-old daughter – if you can really call any extended trip with an infant a vacation.  The logistics of...
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April 18, 2011

Over the past month I have had several occasions to drive through rural Illinois.  These trips through the Land of Lincoln are pretty rare for me.  Chicago seems to have a gravitational pull of its...
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January 24, 2011

Like most American’s I grew up with an affinity for big things. As a child, I used “big” to describe all things that I really liked. I lovingly named by maternal grandfather “Big Grandpa”...
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