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  • Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand. - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
  • Education
    "Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education." -David Polis
  • "Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it... but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one becomes to feeling ill... Thus if one just keeps walking, everything will be all right." -Soren Kierckgaard
  • Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus
  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

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May 22, 2010



Very cool Mark! It looks like a beautiful area, I wish we would have headed west for this trip. Too bad your office wasn't there rather than Winnemucca.


Thanks for posting all the photos and information Mark, very interesting. Hey, I did immediately notice the contact between the intruded granite and folded meta-sediments at the base of Rushmore, huh, could you maybe call and explain that to me???? Silas and Levi probably know exactly what you are referring to!!
I hope Michelle and the boys have an opportunity to visit the area if you are there for any length of time. Deadwood looks like a nice town to visit. It's a part of the country I would never think to visit. Maybe if you are there long enough, Dad and I could also visit.


I added a photo with a trace of the contact.


Thanks for sharing Mark! Richard and I both read this and found it very interesting. Like your wife, you are a good writer. Loved your photos, esp the ones of you!



When you, Richard the boys are ready to venture further than TX or CO, perhaps you should check out Spearfish!  Maybe after earning that masters degree?  It looks nice.



Mark, you were in an area that I've always wanted to visit, especially Mt. Rushmore. Each time you and Michelle (and the boys') post, I learn something.

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