Enjoying a nice early-afternoon thunderstorm in Corvallis. Looks like the high temperature today will be kept to the low 80s Fahrenheit, about ten degrees lower than predicted. Downside: it's more humid.
Ran into Sarah Sheldrick at Starbucks this morning. Sarah teaches at OSU and told me she's applying for a PhD (in some aspect of communication - I forgot the exact degree title) at the University of Oregon. Several years ago she made the transformative water film, Water Before Anything, that described the Umatilla Basin's effort to grapple with diminished groundwater supply by coming together instead of pointing fingers.
I hope she does another 'water' (or related) film. She's got the talent.
Also enjoying the pictures of our dinner meeting in Reno two weeks ago. I got together with former students and California groundwater people extraordinaire Sarah Raker, Stephen Carlton, and Dan Wendell.
Sarah and I at Lake Tahoe:
Some old guy at Tahoe City, CA.
Stephen, Sarah and me. Unsure about my look....
At least I'm smiling!
Stephen and I working on something of great importance. California groundwater management? Nahhh......
Finally - one with Dan Wendell! Again, I've got that 'What am I doing here?' look.
Coleslaw and Yogurt? I had forgotten about that (see Tim's comment).
"Your whole life passes in front of your eyes before you die. This is called living." - Terry Pratchett
"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. " -Thomas Jefferson (he must have been talking about 'ground water' v. 'groundwater')
"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. " - Amos Bronson Alcott