Monthly Archives: May 2015

Floods and Doodles and Charts, Oh My!

A few quick links for your weekend: A little background on our recent flooding in Texas — a hydrologist talks about her 2007 research on the effects of urbanization on Flash Flood Alley, what happened to Wimberley this past week, and implications regarding future … Continue reading

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I’ve seen fire & I’ve seen floods…

Massive storms raged through Texas and Oklahoma over the Memorial Day weekend, with tornadoes, damaging winds, and torrential rains. Flash floods occur frequently in the Hill Country of Central Texas, where multiple watersheds lace the southeasterly tilt of the entire state. When storms … Continue reading

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The Secret to Treading Quicksand

In a word: DON’T! It’s not a good idea and it doesn’t work. Yes, I speak from experience. My brief attempt at treading quicksand happened during my doodlebugging days. “Doodlebugging” refers to seismic survey work, a key part of oil & gas exploration. Seismologists … Continue reading

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Tale of an East Texas Sheriff, late 1800s

More from the memoirs of my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey: Another character that I would like to call your attention to is Frank Smart, he was very outstanding to me. When I was a small boy I heard My father talk … Continue reading

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“Learning to Fail with Style & Grace” — SXSWedu 2015

Previously, I shared my sketchnote from this session at the 2015 SXSWedu conference. Here’s a bit of an explanation to guide you through that sketchnote. The session is also available as a podcast if you want to listen along. In our … Continue reading

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Brutus the Wonder Dog: Origin

Every superhero has an origin story — so it is with Brutus, the Wonder Dog. Like so many superheroes, he came from a rough street background. His mom, an extremely pregnant stray, had been hanging out at the local convenience store 2 days … Continue reading

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