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"The Geologic Column"

Written for Earth (monthly news magazine published by the American Geological Institute; name of publication changed from Geotimes in September 2008).

Beer’s Secret Ingredient: Geology,” Earth, v. 58, n. 12, p. 64 (December 2013).
"Contemplating Existential Risk," Earth, v.58, n.10, p. 64 (October 2013).
"Assessing Energy and Mining Workforce Needs," Earth, v. 85, n. 8, p. 72 (August 2013).
You Gotta Have a Plan,” Earth, v. 58, n. 3, p. 72 (March 2013).
 
Will Curiosity Propel Humans to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond?” Earth, v. 57, n. 12, p. 80 (December 2012).
Making the Case for Paper Maps,” Earth, v. 57, n. 10, p. 80 (October 2012).
"Commercialization:  Carlsbad Caverns Gets It Right," Earth, v. 57, n. 8, p. 72 (August 2012).
"Twinkies and the Five Rocks," Earth, v. 57, n. 5, p. 72 (May 2012).
"Lessons from the Final Frontier," Earth, v. 57, n. 2, p. 72 (February 2012).

"Geoheritage, Commercialization and Sustainable Support," Earth, v. 56, n. 12, p. 88 (December 2011).
"The Double-Edged Sword of Commercialization," Earth, v. 56, n. 10, p. 80 (October 2011).
"Snow Globes, Light Shows and T-shirts," Earth, v. 56, n. 8, p. 88 (August 2011).
"Good New from NASA's MESSENGER of the Gods," Earth, v. 56, n. 6, p. 72 (June 2011).
"The Humble Mechanical Pencil: It Works," Earth, v. 56, n. 4, p. 88 (April 2011).
"Leading by staying out of the way," Earth, v. 56, m. 2, p. 88 (February 2011).

"A geology club for all seasons," Earth, v. 55, n. 12, p. 88 (December 2010).
"What's the sound of an earthquake?" Earth, v. 55, n. 10, p. 88 (October 2010).
"Everyone's a CSI Now: Cadmium Revealed by Home Tests," Earth, v. 55, n. 9, p. 88 (September 2010).
"Can Scleractinian Corals Save the World?" Earth, v. 55, n. 7, p. 88 (July 2010).
"Now Go Play Outdoors," Earth, v. 55, n. 4, p. 88 (April 2010).
"Paleo Bistro: An Adventure in Paleolithic Dining," Earth, v. 55, n. 2, p. 88 (February 2010).

"Beyond (Far Beyond) '2001'," Earth, v, 54, n. 12, p. 88 (December 2009).
"A Fresh Start," Earth, v. 54, n. 10, p. 98 (October 2009).
"Time to look up – and ahead," Earth, v. 54, n. 6, p. 88 (June 2009).
"To Mrs. Reyes, and those who make a difference," Earth, v. 54, n. 3, p. 88 (March 2009).
"Harvesting our energy," Earth, v. 54, n. 1, p. 88 (January 2009).

"Saving the world? Or just saving money?" Earth, v. 53, n. 11, p. 88 (November 2008).
"I'll see you a diorite," Earth, v. 53, p. 9, p. 76 (September 2008).
"Whole lot of shaking going on," Geotimes, v. 53, n.7, p. 60 (July 2008).
"Another one bites the dust," Geotimes, v. 53, n. 2, p. 60 (February 2008).

"You must remember this..." Geotimes, v. 52, n. 11, p. 68 (November 2007).
"The magic in dirt," Geotimes, v. 52, n. 7, p. 60 (July 2007).
"The beginning of the trek," Geotimes, v. 52, n. 5, p. 60 (May 2007).
"Scouting for geologists," Geotimes, v. 52, n. 3, p. 60 (March 2007).
"Words, words, words," Geotimes, v. 52, n. 1, p. 60 (January 2007).

"Thinking space," Geotimes, v. 51, n. 11, p. 68 (November 2006).
"Big lonesome mountain," Geotimes, v. 51, n. 9, p. 60 (September 2006).
"Where to land?" Geotimes, v. 51, n. 8, p. 60 (August 2006).
"Getting unstuck [in research]," Geotimes, v. 51, n. 6, p. 60 (June 2006).
"Can you hear me now?" Geotimes, v. 51, n. 3, p. 60 (March 2006).
"10 Earth Issues To Watch," Geotimes, v. 51, n. 1, p. 60 (January 2006).

"South American Cowboys," Geotimes, v. 50, n. 11, p. 76 (November 2005).
"Seventeen Places," Geotimes, v. 50, n. 9, p. 68 (September 2005).
"Banking on Earthquakes," Geotimes, v. 50, n. 7, p. 60 (July 2005).
"More valuable than gold, or not," Geotimes, v. 50, n. 5, p. 60 (May 2005). "Working – and Writing – in the Rain," Geotimes, v. 50, n. 2 (February 2005).

"Pick up your pencils, please," Geotimes, v. 49, n. 11, p. 68 (November 2004).
"Manna from the Heavens?" Geotimes, v. 49. n. 7, p. 80 (July 2004).
"The Department You Save May Be Your Own: Part II – Steps for Saving Your Department," Geotimes, v. 49, n. 5, p. 60 (May 2004), with Dallas D. Rhodes.
"The Department You Save May Be Your Own: Part I," Geotimes, v. 49, n. 4, p. 52 (April 2004), with Dallas D. Rhodes.
"The Pitfalls of PowerFluff," Geotimes, v. 49, n. 2, p. 52 (February 2004).

"Coffee, Tea, or Phi?" Geotimes, v. 48, n. 12, p. 60 (December 2003).
"Searching for The Map," Geotimes, v. 48, n. 10, p. 56 (October 2003).
"Is there a doctor in the house?" Geotimes, v. 48, n. 8, p. 44 (August 2003).
"The Springhill Mine Disaster," Geotimes, v. 48, n. 6, p. 44 (June 2003).
"The cost of exploration," Geotimes, v. 48, n. 3, p. 48 (March 2003).
"In search of confluence," Geotimes, v. 48, n. 1, p. 48 (January 2003).

"A town born, and born again, by geology," Geotimes, v. 47, n. 10, p. 68 (October 2002).
"Think like a geologist," Geotimes, v. 47, n. 8, p. 48 (August 2002).
"Knowing a place," Geotimes, v. 47, n. 6, p. 48 (June 2002).
"Our world is never the same," Geotimes, v. 47, n. 2, p. 48 (February 2002).

"Science is all about business," Geotimes, v. 46, n. 9, p. 48 (September 2001).
"How do you use your GPS?" Geotimes, v. 46, n. 7, p. 68 (July 2001).
"Invest in what you know," Geotimes, v. 46, n. 5, p. 44 (May 2001).
"Leadership on the rocks," Geotimes, v. 46, n. 3, p. 44 (March 2001).

"Sustain-Ability?" Geotimes, v. 45, n. 12, p. 52 (December 2000).
"Mountain? What mountain?" Geotimes, v. 45, n. 10, p. 52 (October 2000).
"The 'Face' returns. Again." Geotimes, v. 45, n. 8, p. 44 (August 2000).
"Become a Diplomat of Mass-Therapy in just 30 days!" Geotimes, v. 45, n. 6, p. 44 (June 2000).
"Looking for some concrete answers," Geotimes, v. 45, n. 4, p. 44 (April 2000).
"You know you're a petrologist if..." Geotimes, v. 45, n. 2, p. 36 (February 2000).

"The hazards of hazard prediction," Geotimes, v. 44, n. 12, p. 44 (December 1999).
"Rocks of the ages," Geotimes, v. 44, n. 8, p. 44 (August 1999).
"The times, they are always a-changing," Geotimes, v. 44, n. 4, p. 52 (April 1999).
"One (or two) out of three ain't bad," Geotimes, v. 44, n. 2, p. 44 (February 1999).

"A whale of a tale," Geotimes, v. 43, n. 12, p. 60 (December 1998).
"Life is a field trip," Geotimes, v. 43, n. 10, p. 52 (October 1998).
"AWG: Paving the way for change," Geotimes, v. 43, n. 8, p. 44 (August 1998).
"An explosive issue," Geotimes, v. 43, n. 6, p. 44 (June 1998).
"Scientific misconduct and geology," Geotimes, v. 43, n. 4, p. 52 (April 1998), with Meredith S. Robertson.
"The Noblest Prize," Geotimes, v. 43, n. 2, p. 84 (February 1998).

"What's in a name?" Geotimes, v. 42, n. 12, p. 52 (December 1997).
"Invader Invaded," Geotimes, v. 42, n. 10, p. 52 (October 1997).
"Confessions of a map junkie," Geotimes, v. 42, n. 8, p. 44 (August 1997).
"What goes around comes around," Geotimes, v. 42, n. 6, p. 44 (June 1997).
"Upon a Midnight Clear -- a Sighting," Geotimes, v. 42, n. 4, p. 44 (April 1997).
"Knowing when to walk away," Geotimes, v, 42, n. 2, p. 84 (February 1997).

"Gravity," Geotimes, v. 41, n. 12, p. 40 (December 1996).
"The fascination with duct tape," Geotimes, v. 41, n. 10, p. 68 (October 1996).
"Rankings of graduate programs," Geotimes, v. 41, n. 8, p. 44 (August 1996).
"Geology departments under attack," Geotimes, v. 41, n. 6, p. 40 (June 1996).
"Making fake rocks," Geotimes, v. 41, n. 4, p. 44 (April 1996).
"Slide rules," Geotimes, v. 41, n. 2, p. 68 (February 1996).

"Geologist's life list," Geotimes, v. 40, n. 12, p. 44 (December 1995).
"How to be a good interviewer," Geotimes, v. 40, n. 10, p. 52 (October 1995).
"Geologists and real estate," Geotimes, v. 40, n. 8, p. 36 (August 1995).
"'The Burgess Shale' Concerto premiere," Geotimes, v. 40, n. 6, p. 36 (June 1995).
"Geologists don't get rich," Geotimes, v. 40, n. 4, p. 35 (April 1995).
"Accountability in science," Geotimes, v. 40, n. 2, p. 68 (February 1995).

"Special gifts," Geotimes, v. 39, n. 12, p. 36 (December 1994).
"Snake bites," Geotimes, v. 39, n. 10, p. 52 (October 1994).
"Do geologists live longer?" Geotimes, v. 39, n. 8, p. 36 (August 1994).
"Cell phones and field work," Geotimes, v. 39, n. 6, p. 36 (June 1994).
"'What if we can't agree?" Geotimes, v. 39, n. 4, p. 36 (April 1994).
"Geologists on the information highway," Geotimes, v. 39, n. 2, p. 51 (February 1994).

"Real Geologist's Toys," Geotimes, v. 38, n. 12, p. 35 (December 1993).
"First professional talks," Geotimes, v. 38, n. 10, p. 51 (October 1993).
"Inge Lehmann: Discoverer of Earth's inner core," Geotimes, v. 38, n. 8, p. 36 (August 1993).
"Breakdown on Shafer Trail," Geotimes, v. 38, n. 6, p. 36 (June 1993).
"Packing books," Geotimes, v. 38, n. 4, p. 36 (April 1993).
"Geology in the Movies," Geotimes, v. 38, n. 2, p. 52 (February 1993).

"Technology in the field," Geotimes, v. 37, n. 12, p. 36 (December 1992).
"Making ultramarine blue," Geotimes, v. 37, n. 10, p. 51 (October 1992).
"T-shirt messages," Geotimes, v. 37, n. 8, p. 36 (August 1992).
"Mason Hill," Geotimes, v. 37, n. 6, p. 36 (June 1992).
"Unemployed geologists," Geotimes, v. 37, n. 4, p. 44 (April 1992).
"What they really mean..." Geotimes, v. 37, n 2, p. 67 (February 1992).

"Fossils for sale," Geotimes, v. 36, n. 12, p. 44 (December 1991).
"Political correctness and geology," Geotimes, v. 36, n. 10, p. 59 (October 1991).
"War and maps in the Middle East," Geotimes, v. 36, n. 8, p. 44 (August 1991).
"Copper Canyon Railroad," Geotimes, v. 36, n. 6, p. 44 (June 1991).
"Geologist's life list, Part II," Geotimes, v. 36, n. 4, p. 48 (April 1991).
"Global positioning systems," Geotimes, v. 36, n. 2, p. 80 (February 1991).

"Gifts with strings," Geotimes, v. 35, n. 12, p. 40 (December 1990).
"Struck by lightening," Geotimes, v. 35, n. 10, p. 64 (October 1990).
"Field lunch favorites," Geotimes, v. 35, n. 8, p. 40 (August 1990).
"Geologists in the Movies," Geotimes, v. 35, n. 6, p. 48 (June 1990).
"Geologist's life list," Geotimes, v. 35, n. 4, p. 48 (April 1990).
"Geologists on the job market" Geotimes. v. 35, n. 2, p. 96 (February 1990).

"Essential field equipment," Geotimes, v. 34, n. 12, p. 40 (December 1989).
"International cooperation in science," Geotimes, v. 34, n. 10, p. 80 (October 1989).
"Disasters in the media," Geotimes, v. 34, n. 8, p. 48 (August 1989).
"Geological trivia test," Geotimes, v. 34, n. 6, p. 40 (June 1989).
"Geology field camps," Geotimes, v. 34, n. 4, p. 48 (April 1989).
"Accepting risk," Geotimes, v. 34, n. 2, p. 104 (February 1989).

"Presents for Geologists," Geotimes, v. 33, n. 12, p. 40 (December 1988).
"Geology in 1888," Geotimes, v. 33, n. 10, p. 72 (October 1988).
"Lunar Sample Collecting," Geotimes, v. 33, n. 8, p. 48 (August 1988).
"The National Park Syndrome," Geotimes, v. 33, n. 6, p. 56 (June 1988).
"Earth science education," Geotimes, v. 33, n. 4, p. 40 (April 1988).
"Whittier Narrows Earthquake," Geotimes, v. 33, n. 2, p. 96 (February 1988).