Saturday, December 28, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

TerraScapes 2014 Calendar

Wow! I love geology and this Geological Society of America calendar has some dazzling photos. I think it will make a great present.


Monday, May 13, 2013

The Bing search engine homepage "image of the day" for Monday, May 13, 2013 is Anhumas Abyss, a cavern with a deep pool inside, near Bonito, Brazil. Fabulous!

Click here: Bing 5-13-13 The image rotates an awesome full 360 degrees.

After today, you can use the back button on the lower right of the homepage to step backward one day at a time to find it.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Angel's Perch Movie

Now mobile users can text to donate to Angel's Perch!
Text ANGELS to 85944 to donate $10
($10 will be added to your next cell phone bill, Data and Messaging rates may apply)

More information on the project and other ways to donate and get involved can be found on the film's website:

This is going to be a great film, one of an emotional journey. Writer/Producer J.T. Arbogast's grandmother was lost to Alzheimer's Disease and she was from the Cass area of West Virginia. That's where the bulk of the film will be shot.

I also lost a grandmother to the disease. She was my father's mom. I can remember when she reached the point that she would think my toddler daughter was me. Sadly, she would have to be reminded that I had grown up and had a child of my own.

I've supported the project and encourage others to as well. And now, it's even easier to do with Text to Donate by texting ANGELS to 85944. See the web site for more information:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gopher Day 2012

Gopher Day 2012 has been cancelled.

Digby has decided to "occupy" the couch and watch an Ice Age movie. So there will be no lofty prognostications from him on this 3rd annual Gopher Day 2012. I suppose it's going to be more of a sloth day, but he's happy!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

USGS Earthquake Web Site

Maddy here!

Everyone who knows anything at all about me knows that I love, LOVE, geology. Since I've been in California for the past month my geological focus has been on earthquakes and I'd like to share an excellent web resource for earthquake information.

The web site of the USGS (United States Geological Survey) shows data for past and current earthquakes. The menu on the left side of the above linked page offers different options for viewing earthquake data such as:
I visit this link frequently, Real-Time - USA, because it features real-time data for all earthquakes in the conterminous (sharing a common boundary) United States — since that's where I am.

That's all for now. I'm out!


Monday, February 28, 2011

Angel's Perch


This blog is "written" by my main character, Madison Terrence. As the mere author of her story, I generally stay out of the way and let Maddy do the blogging. However, today I break character and come to you as Susan because I want to share a wonderful project that is coming to Cass, WV. It was the film's location and subject matter that hooked me.

Angel's Perch is an indie film set to begin production in the Fall of 2011. Much of it will be filmed in Cass, a scenic railroad town in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. A more gorgeous backdrop I cannot imagine. As many of my blog followers and lurkers (go ahead and click to follow—I don't bite) may know, I was born and raised in Alleghany (with an "a") County, VA, just 24 miles from West Virginia. My parents took me and my brothers to ride the Cass Railroad some 35-40 years ago, and today it still steams passengers up to Bald Knob, the third highest point in West Virginia.

My paternal grandmother suffered from Alzheimer's as does a character in the Angel's Perch. I remember my grandmother would sit and regale me with vivid tales of her past, and yet, she didn't know who I was. Sometimes she would she my toddler and think it was me, still a youngster. Too many people have similar stories now.

"Set almost entirely in the small, historic logging town of Cass, WV, “Angel’s Perch” examines the delicate relationship between past and present, memory and loss."-source:

Want to get involved with the project? Want to be a team member?
Click here!

SRR Colvin