Ruminerian X – Rio Grande Rift

From Wikipedia: “A lineament is a linear feature in a landscape which is an expression of an underlying geological structure such as a fault. Typically a lineament will comprise a fault-aligned valley, a series of fault or fold-aligned hills, a straight coastline or indeed a combination of these features. Fracture zones, shear zones and igneous…

Ruminarian IX? Musings on Hekla.

I grew up hating math. Detesting it’s very existence with an unbridled passion that knew no bounds. I was like this all through school… until Junior and Senior years. Those years, our new Principal, Mr Pendergast, put together a couple of courses to prepare us for what we may run into if any of us…

Once in a Blue Moon

Guest Post by Albert: A well-known but little understood expression in English. ‘Once in a blue moon’ is used to describe something that happens very rarely, but which is not impossible. But what does it mean? Does it have an origin in astronomy? What is a ‘blue moon’ or ‘blue sun’? From experience, we know…