Cosmic Stopover?

After a long day full of fantastic and varied music, Mumford & Sons took the stage in Dixon, Illinois as part of their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour. After warming up with a slow-paced lover’s lament, we jumped right in to Little Lion Man and just kept going. Hits and soon-to-be-new-releases were mixed in […]

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Have you seen this migmatite?

33 years ago on her first day of work at a hospital, my friend’s mother inherited, in her words, an “antique doorstop and/or paperweight …we think it is petrified wood”. It is fist-sized, shiny, and much heavier than it appears. It is stumpy and rhombohedral-ish, with many semi-parallel lines along the sides and curving bands […]

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