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  •  well put. . . (2+ / 0-)
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    shortfinals, RiveroftheWest

    sleeping thru chunks of geology. Most of what I learned in the subject comes from in-field training and teaching. Judging from some of the comments this two-part diary series has received, guess who's really back in the student's chair again, and I"m talking about some very erudite minds on the subject matter so introduced. These commentators have also kept me awake and I'm thinking you, too. Love all your series, by the way; as a former ATP type and a lover of anything with a radial engine (like a Stearman). . .I am potty over aircraft subjects and England. (I did my Ph.D. in your country and still miss having the best cup of tea brewed on the planet!)

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 07:50:44 AM PDT

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    •  Considering that some damn fool once appointed me (1+ / 0-)
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      ...as a Senior Curator at the Science Museum, London (presumably whilst most of the senior management was at lunch), I suppose I must have squeeked through Geology, 'sort of'...

      You would LOVE the geology of my native Peak District National Park!

      http://www.thepeakdistrict.info/...

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:11:38 AM PDT

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      •  I have been to your district. . . (2+ / 0-)
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        shortfinals, RiveroftheWest

        and sometimes I think I have hiked more of England's turf than most natives. An exaggeration, of course. I am also a 'Dales' man and let's add the Lake District, Bath, Salisbury Plains. Gosh, you folks are just too spoiled. I mean, really; all that beauty in one country. And a Senior Curator at the Science Museum, no less. I mean, you. Guess I'll have to spot you a lunch some day when I get back there. (I lived in Paris for a time as well, and there's quite a city of lights to visit for a rendezvous.) And tomorrow I will take a geology tour of Peak District NP since you brought up the subject. I'll write us both a quiz and see who gets the highest grade. HA! Thanks for another reply, shortfinals.

        Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

        by richholtzin on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:30:33 AM PDT

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        •  No problem! Considering, I now LIVE and work (1+ / 0-)
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          in Massachusetts (about 12 miles away from Monday's horrors), I only get to see Salisbury Plain and the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District if I go 'home' to see the few remaining relatives!

          You will enjoy the contrast between the 'Dark Peak' (gritstone) and the 'White Peak' (Carboniferous limestone)

          Oh, and before I write a diary on it, you'd better have fun with Cresswell Crags on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border. This stunning little area has interesting geology...but fascinating archaeology!

          http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/...

          'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

          by shortfinals on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:48:02 AM PDT

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          •  oh boy. . . (1+ / 0-)
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            you sent me a treasure! Why don't you write a diary on this, because I sure would be tempted to if I knew this locale as well as you. Fascinating region; wonderful geology. And only folks with rocks in their heads can even think along such lines, shortfinals. Sure glad I got to know this side of you. Of course, I am a die-hard Anglophile, but at least you won't have to put up with me over there driving on the wrong side of the road (damn Yankees)!!!

            Meanwhile, I am going to spend more time studying what you just sent and this area I am only getting to know better the second time around (since I have acquired my passion and interest and credentials in this subject matter over the past 30 or so years). And I love archeology as much as I do geology, so all in all I am a happy camper given what you have tasked me to learn more about.

            All the best and God save your Queen. She's priceless!

            Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

            by richholtzin on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 09:00:17 AM PDT

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