Category Archives: ancient history

Photogenic blasting grit

Some people go through the ritual of making new year’s resolutions. I don’t. Instead I try to seize on the urge to reform when the urge is fresh, and that can happen at random times during the year. On January … Continue reading

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Two photos: going wide, going deep

Two great panoramic photos that feature or include southeast Minneapolis are part of a current exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Wide-Eyed: Panoramic Photographs. The first was created by a contemporary photographer, Jonathon Wells, who is also a geologist. … Continue reading

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Why don’t the oil and gas drillers want our sand?

Several feet beneath me (and you, too, if you live in Minneapolis or St. Paul) is a thick layer of sugar-like sand — about a hundred and fifty feet thick. Here’s a tiny slice of it: Photo by Mark Ryan, … Continue reading

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The geometry of railings

My geometry career probably peaked in high school. I was photographed for the high school year book supposedly doing the Pythagorean Theorem (the Pythagorem theory, according to the caption writer). But I also had the odd pleasure several years ago … Continue reading

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