Metaphors and Caribou Barbie: It’s Time to Choose


WC has reviewed the comments and suggestions offered as the perfect metaphor for Sarah Palin. And WC is going to be thoroughly democratic about this (for a given definition of “democratic”). We’ll have a poll. If WC has this set up right, you can only vote one time. This is not Chicago. So exercise your…

Geology in Real Time: Hubbard Glacier


After the recent tragedy in Japan, perhaps non-geologists are a bit less inclined to regard the planet as static and unchanging. But other kinds of geology besides earthquakes and tsunamis happen on a human time scale. Glaciers are one example. When George Vancouver explored Icy Strait in the northern end of the Alaska Panhandle in…